Please join YWSE for an evening of discovering resources and support networks for entrepreneurs in Portland! We’ll hear from Katrina Scotto di Carlo of Supportland and Marilyn Scott of SCORE.
See what they have to offer, and share other resources with fellow entrepreneurs. Whether you are just starting to fantasize about your own ventures or have been running your own business for decades, you’re invited. RSVP or contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook, but feel free to come even if you don’t. The event starts at 6 pm. $5 suggested donation.
Supportland is cross-business rewards network exclusively for locally-owned businesses. Since launching in August of 2012, Supportland has over 30,000 active cardholders and 102 participating businesses. Currently a for-profit social venture, Supportland aims to disrupt business as usual by facilitating local living economies the world over. Katrina Scotto di Carlo is an evangelist for collaborative, place-based economies. Her work in this fascinating sector includes co-founding Supportland and collaborating with countless local and national organizations such as Oregon Banks Local, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, and American Independent Business Alliance. Besides her daily grind of design, sales, and marketing for Supportland, Katrina is also a public speaker and storyteller, both nationally at industry conferences and locally at Back Fence PDX and on Live Wire Radio.
SCORE is a nationwide non-profit run by over 90 volunteers who have indepth, practical experience running and managing businesses. They’ve been there and done that. Each has chosen to give back to their communitty to help others start and grow their businesses. SCORE Portland provides free and confidential one-on-one consulting as well as workshops for small business owners.