On Wed October 25th Cottage Grove is celebrating local entrepreneurship at The Cottage Grove Business Challenge Gala. The community is invited to attend. Twenty-four local businesses responded to the challenge by submitting executive summaries for their respective business or idea. The diverse group of entrants represents a variety of industries… read more →
There are a lot more startup dreams than startup successes. Typically nine out of ten startups have failed within 5 years after opening their doors. This high rate of failure is due almost entirely to the lack of proof of concept for the prospective business or the product itself. Too… read more →
Guest Author – Maia Hardy, Loan Officer, Community LendingWorks Capitalization can be one of the most challenging aspects of starting or expanding your small business. Borrowing money is a common source of funding but it is not always easy. Before you approach a lender, you will need to understand the… read more →
Where do you get funding for your start up in Lane County? You have a great idea for a great product and you may have started to build a company around it. Maybe you only have a business plan and a lot of energy. Now all you need is a… read more →
Resident capital is becoming more responsive to the needs of local startups with the establishment of new opportunities in the area.