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Sep 24, 2008
DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories
Blackbird Wine Shop

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Stories about secrets, wine, and good times.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories is an open storytelling event for mature audiences. You don’t HAVE TO get up & tell, but it’s way more fun when you do! Nobody knows what will be heard or said at DIY Stories; it’s different every time.

$10 at the door includes a glass or flight of wine.

Blackbird Wine Shop 3519 NE 44th Ave. (44th & Freemont)

Oct 15, 2009
Affiliate Marketing for Creative Professionals & Service Providers
Oregon Stamp Society

Have you considered using affiliate programs to market your products or services?

Have you considered joining affiliate programs and promoting products you love?

Would you like to learn some basics and hear from others interested in the same thing?

We all have products we love, whether or not we are the creators. Affiliate marketing is a great tool, especially for small business owners. Whether you are promoting your own product, or someone else’s, affiliate marketing can develop into a great additional revenue stream.

In this presentation and facilitated discussion, you’ll learn:

* What an affiliate program is
* How to earn commissions on products you already love and promote
* Resources to get you started
* Feedback and insight from those already doing it!

This workshop is best for: Small business owners and service providers learning about and beginning to use or start affiliate programs.

Brandie Kajino - known as "The Home Office Organizer" - is a Professional organizer, author, speaker, blogger, small business technology and marketing enthusiast. Her specialty is empowering micro-businesses and home office professionals with information, technology, productivity tools and customized organizing solutions.

Some of Brandie's media credits include Portland Family Magazine,'s "Blogwatch",, and her internet radio show & podcast "The O-Myth". Her resource-packed website, (The Home Office Organizer DOT com) offers resources, teleclasses, products, a service menu and a blog. Brandie is also an active participant in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Nov 19, 2009
SECP: Develop a Cash Flow Mindset - A Key to Solo Business Success
Oregon Stamp Society

Practical tools for the Busy Creative Professional

* Understand Cash Flow
      o  Tips for billing, collections and credit policies to facilitate cash flow
      o Managing your cash flow- an anticipatory approach
* Charge Enough Money for Your Work
      o Why creatives often under charge
      o Steps you can take to bill what you are worth
* Create Measurable Goals-Metrics that Make Sense
      o Why a set of business metrics is important
      o How to develop them
      o How to use them

Jackie Babicky Peterson is a consultant, writer and speaker whose practice focuses on helping creative entrepreneurs achieve business success. Jackie herself is a serial entrepreneur whose first business was a CPA firm. Now Jackie is an advisor for the Small Business Development Center of Portland Community College where she teaches business skills to small business owners and provides one on one business advising to her clients. She is the author of Better, Smarter, Richer, 10 Steps to Business Success for Creative Entrepreneurs which will be available as an MP3 on her web site in January, 2010.

Cost: Members $10; Nonmembers $15 Register at: (or at the door)

Nov 24, 2009
PDX Jelly
Daily Cafe

On Monday November 24, between 10:30am-5pm, come to PDX Jelly, Portland's new free co-working group.

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, and something you're working on, whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else.

We'll be at Daily Cafe immediately after Founder's Coffee, so show up at 9am to fill your day with entrepreneurship and business at one location, or between 10:30am and 5pm for pure free coworking. Be prepared to buy a food or beverage.

RSVP with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you're working on: "Alex Linsker, 9am arriving for Founder's Coffee, 10:30am revising the sales site for " RSVP:

Feb 8, 2010
PDX Jelly free coworking

Jelly is Portland's new free co-working group. We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on, whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else.

Read about what Jelly is:

RSVP at with the time you'll show up and what you'll be working on. Thanks and see you soon!

Apr 21, 2010
PDX Jelly free coworking
NedSpace Old Town

This Wednesday, April 21, come to PDX Jelly, totally free, casual coworking. Work on your own thing in the same space with others. Info at:

Call Alex at (503) 468-3950 when you arrive.

RSVP at with when you'll be here and what you're working on, or Twitter: #PDX #Jelly

Hope to see you here!

Apr 22, 2010
Writing for an Invisible Audience | Susan Rich of RichWriting
IASECP Webinar

Are you writing for the internet? Whether you are writing website copy or blog postings, your goal is to resonate with an invisible audience.

Write it Rich! Real-World Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers is a fast-paced workshop covers:

* How to organize your thoughts and pick a key message
* Ingredients for memorable online content (both written and video)
* Tips and tricks to capture your target market’s attention *Q & A – strongly encouraged!

Susan Rich has earned a degree in journalism…which led to a career writing for newspapers and magazines. Along the way she joined several major companies, including Boeing and Tektronix. She learned how airplanes fly (and why they crash), and what goes on inside a logic analyzer (it isn’t logical if you’re not an engineer). To that end, Susan managed PR and marketing campaigns, developed materials for product launches, and fought the good fight with Excel. She lost — which only goes to show that she writse better than she can build a spreadsheet. After two decades in the corporate sector, Susan left in 2004 to start her own business… Welcome Susan!

You can learn more about Susan, her services, classes and events, and her company RichWriting here:

May 20, 2010
5 Important strategies for self publishing your nonfiction book as a business building tool
IASECP Webinar

Kaya Singer | Awakening Business Solutions

These days many people want to write “Their book!” It feels like getting something in print is one way to help build your business. This is true, however, how you write it, what you write about, who you write it to, what you want to accomplish and how you publish it makes a big difference in terms of meeting your goals.

Kaya Singer ( is the author of the newly published book, “Clear Your Focus, Grow Your Business: 7 Simple Steps to Empower Your Business and Bring Your Money and Freedom.” She helps successful small and solo business owners get clarity on what they need to do to overcome obstacles and take their business to the next level through her coaching programs, tools and seminars.

Kaya has also recently launched a new online community for solo business owners who want real community. Awake Business TeaHouse. You are invited to come and have a peek.

Jun 1, 2010
Multiple Income Streams for Self-Employed Professionals
through Online

Is your website ready for Multiple Income Streams? Join us June 1 – 3 for a 6-hour summit focused on getting your website Income Stream Ready.

Learn to:

* Set up & using Google Analytics;
* Build a killer list & generate leads
* Set up your eJunkie Shopping cart
* Use Social Media tactics to create buzz
* Create & your information product &
  turn your business into a cash machine
* Craft can’t-miss sales pages

For class schedule, speaker info, early bird discount info and to register, visit:

Aug 17, 2010
Developing Information Products: Create, Launch, Sell & Revise!
through Hood River Hotel

A fun getaway PLUS a powerful workshop on the step-by-step process to create and marketing high-end information products to bulk up your income streams. Perfect for solo pros especially those in the communications and creative service industries, consultants and coaches, or other service-based professionals.

Sep 23, 2016
2016 Portland Creative Conference
Gerding Theater at the Armory

The Portland Creative Conference is an exploration and celebration of the creative process across various creative industries. Bring your team or just bring yourself–either way you won’t leave the same as you arrived. You’ll be inspired and motivated in new ways, viewing your world with a fresh perspective. We feature presentations from leading creatives who take you inside their creative process and talk about their projects, problems, influences and inspirations.

Purchase Tickets: Eventbrite