Portland has always taken pride in its support of small, locally owned businesses; it has become part of our identity as a city, and our ideology as a region. But despite the support Portland business get from the local populace, no one is immune to the current economic climate. This Monday at Portland's SHOP Symposium/09, small business owners will have a chance to meet other business owners that are thriving in the current climate, and find out what their keys to success are.
Monday, April 6, 35 small biz owners will converge at Brunish Hall in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, to trade secrets and discuss ways to not only survive in this economy but to thrive in it. Multiple speakers, from The Free Agent Formula founder Lisa Johnson to a cadre of local entrepreneurs including former Sameunderneath head Ryan Christensen and Seven Planet founder John Friess, will appear on stage and on panels throughout the day. Also, four audience members will each be selected to receive a 15 minute business strategy makeover on stage.
Doors open at 8:30 am and will stay open until 4 pm, followed by a networking reception until 5 pm. Tickets are $99. Visit http://cravebusiness.com/shopsymposium09/portland for more info.