Win Tickets ($110): “Quit Your Job & Start A Business” @ Tabor Space | 3 Workshops to Help Entrepreneurs Take the Leap!

We are giving away 2 individual tickets to Quit Your Job & Start A Business @ Tabor Space on October 13. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Wednesday, October 8.

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From our sponsors:
Quit your Job and Start a BusinessQuit Your Job & Start A Business
October 13, 2104
6:30 to 8:30 PM | $45-$55

5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
More Info:

To quit your job and start a business is to take a leap of faith. Your heart says, “Go!”, but your brain says, “Whoa! Are you crazy?” After completing this workshop, you will learn how to make that leap less risky so that it’s more like leaping across your yard and not the Grand Canyon.

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Workshop topics:

What To Expect: The Life of an Entrepreneur – Entrepreneurs embark on a journey by blazing their own path. While no journey is the same, we’ll offer some insights and common elements so that you can:

  • Get a sense of the entrepreneurial lifestyle
  • Understand what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur
  • Determine if this is a right journey for you
  • Consider other options if entrepreneurship is not right for you at this moment

A Frank Discussion About Personal & Business Finances – “How do I fund my business and pay for my room and board?” is probably the number one question people have about starting a business. After this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  • Differentiate your personal and business finances
  • Learn about the many options available to fund your business
  • Prepare your finances to increase your chances of success
  • Get a better sense when your finances are ready for you to take the leap

Preparing for the Leap: A 10 Step Action Plan – After this workshop, you’ll be able to start putting together your personal 10 step action plan preparing you for taking the leap. Actions include:

  • Developing a Solid Business Plan
  • Funding Your Business
  • Assessing and Improving Your Skills
  • Determining Whether Your Idea Has Merit
  • Managing Your Employer
  • And much much more…

Local Resources – Throughout the workshop you will also learn about the ton of resources available to you to help you along the way.

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34 Responses to Win Tickets ($110): “Quit Your Job & Start A Business” @ Tabor Space | 3 Workshops to Help Entrepreneurs Take the Leap!

  1. Matthew Parsons September 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm #

    Appears to be a great workshop for those of us looking to jump the grand canyon! Would really enjoy the opportunity to go.

  2. Isa September 30, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    I have a great job at the library but an entrepreneurial spirit – would love some solid building blocks for taking some next steps – plus anything I learn I’ll share with the patrons that come into the library! I have a potential business partner I’d bring with. Thank you!

  3. Fred October 1, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    Have thought about doing this very thing for quite a while so I would love to be able to attend this workshop. The price s prohibiting for me, but winning tickets would be awesome!

  4. Daniel October 1, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Quit my job? I haven’t even worked my first real job! I will be a fresh college grad this coming December with many visions of business I want to open. Pick me for these free tickets so I can get a better understanding of what it takes to “make the leap!” I moved to Oregon two years ago via baseball scholarship at WOU from California and have fallen in love with PDX. I never thought in a million years I would want to leave the sunshine but Portland is everything I’ve been looking for and I can’t wait to open up a shop in the Pearl District.

  5. Kim October 1, 2014 at 11:10 am #

    My part-time retail job isn’t very fulfilling. My coworker and I have been discussing starting our own business, but it’s an overwhelming task and we don’t really know where to start! This workshop would be a huge help to us, and winning tickets would help us save for start-up costs. Thanks!

  6. lunda October 1, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    been hard trying to find a job, so need that extra push to start my own business…this would be so helpful.

  7. Lindsay W. October 1, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    I recently started my own company, and have been busting my bum to get it off the ground, while also working a ‘full time’ job. I would absolutely love to be a part of this workshop. The price is a little daunting (my savings and any extra money I have are tied up in my new start up), so winning tickets would be an unbelievable and absolutely cherished gift. It sounds like this workshop is exactly the push I need to get myself out of the draining corporate world and pursue my dreams, in the well-calculated way I have been seeking!

  8. Joe October 2, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    I REALLY need this. I have developed my skills as a designer but need direction in maintaining my own business. Please pick me!

  9. Cody Lee October 2, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I love developing new skills and learning how to better myself, the idea of being able to network with like minded people would be amazing as well.

    I’d love to reinvest into myself vs investing my energy into somebody else’s ideas

  10. Jessica October 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    Thinking of starting my own business, this would be the jump start I need to get focused.

  11. Aimee October 2, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    I have been recently thinking of starting a business and this would be a great opportunity to learn more about what I need to do to get my idea off the ground.

  12. Anesa October 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Wow! Not only do I live in Mt. Tabor but I also frequent Tabor Space and love the space and coffee shop. I am a corporate refugee who escaped from the cubicle last year to embark on a self-discovery and travel sabbatical and I am READY to use my entrepreneurial spirit and get my dream idea going. Mostly my challenge is in execution and I can really use the help of this course. Hope I am the lucky one. :)

  13. RonT October 2, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    I have been employed in the public arena for most of my life.
    Running a business out of my home, as a volunteer, I have the desire, just
    not the know how. I’d appreciate attending these workshops.

  14. Andy October 2, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Ahhh this is exactly the kind of thing i need to get myself too, i really should just work for myself and i’d love to hear from people that have already done so


  15. Josh October 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    Sweet, sweet, freedom…

  16. Emma October 3, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    I’ve been freelancing for a little while, this sounds like the kind of event I need to really get going in the right direction.

  17. Vesma October 3, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Actually trying to make the leap right now, the workshops would be perfect!!

  18. Jeanne October 3, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    My daughter and I are researching starting our own business and could use this help! Thank you!

  19. Hillary October 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    I have always dreamed about starting my own business, but am not quite sure where to start. This would be a great way to get some information and start planning out my next steps!

  20. Mary October 4, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    This workshop sounds like the perfect resource to get my career from social worker to social entrepreneur started.

  21. Kristen October 4, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    I have always been interested in starting my own business. I think that this is exactly what I need in order to better visualize the steps necessary to execute a successful endeavor. Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Dan Wheeler October 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Sounds really useful and informative. I hope I win! =)

  23. Randy George October 5, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    This would be a very good present for my cousin Nikki…..Let’s take that leap!

  24. Patoirlove October 6, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    This is right up my alley.. ‘Cos I have been pretty much trying to figure out how to do this…(songwriter here)..& did 1/2 of that statement of yours already.. :) please pick me. Thanks.

  25. Devin October 6, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    My boyfriend just quit his job of 4 years at the ever-loved Toro Bravo to start his own business. This was a HUGE leap of faith for him to take, which of course I fully supported since this is his dream. A class like this would be wonderful for us. Knowledge IS power. Not to mention that Portland needs more young, community-rooted business owners to continue to make this city the great NW gem that it is!

  26. Felica October 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    This is a big leap of faith… God knows I need change and this is a great opportunity… Help me please!!!

  27. Rhonda Hunter October 7, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    I retired two years ago and I’ve been caretaker for my granddaughter since then. She will be going to pre school soon.

    I’m ready to reinvent myself. I’ve had small business ventures in the past and I would be interested in having an “enjoyable job” at this time in my life.

  28. Brian T. October 7, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    I’ve had a great business idea for years but even after a lot of research on how to make the idea a reality, I am still struggling with how to write a business plan and cohesively put it all together into an actual business model. I feel this seminar would help me greatly, and I’d love to win tickets.

  29. Athena T. October 7, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    I’d love to win tickets – I’d take my husband and hopefully we both could learn more about how best to start up a business – this is a dream he’s been wanting to make a reality for years, and I’m sure the seminar would help us both see more clearly how to pursue our goals.

  30. Ashley C. October 7, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    My mother and I are in the dream stage of becoming business owners. We have a successful idea for a business here in Portland, but we need that extra confidence and knowledge to push forward.

    My mother has been working for the same company for years and I have been bouncing around in different career areas and in and out of college. We are both bored with our current occupations and know we are capable of so much more!

    This seminar will give us the tools and knowledge we need to begin our business endeavors! Please select us for the free tickets!

  31. Julie October 7, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    This is perfect timing for me. I am opening a new business and have questions about so many of the topics you have listed. I am anxious to go and get connected to people that can help me.

  32. Jennifer October 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    I recently went out on my own and started my own business! I want to see this succeed and the timing for this is ideal. I hope I win a ticket!! :)

  33. Alice October 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

    I am planning to open my business in the next few years – anything that could help with educating me about being an entrepreneur is fantastic. Crossing my fingers!!!

  34. Jenny October 8, 2014 at 7:02 am #

    I need to take the plunge – this would be a great way to kickstart the process!

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