Building Your Business Workshop Series

Join us for a Tuesday morning gathering for small business owners and culinary startups. Watch parties will be held at NEOEDD’s office (basement of the Library) in Enterprise. We will be remotely joining a live presentation and will be able to interact with presenters. Each session will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • May 16 – Getting Started with Idea Buddy
    • Alberto Flores, a Reinventing Rural Ambassador, will dive into Idea Buddy, a business planning and modeling software for entrepreneurs and startups.
  • May 30 – Legal Structures for Starters
    • Michael Jonas, Principal Attorney and Owner of Rational Unicorn Legal Services, will provide knowledge and tools for you to protect your small business.
  • June 13 – Licensing a Commercial Kitchen
    • Learn all about licensing your commercial kitchen with Erin Lockett from Oregon Department of Agriculture.

This series is presented by Reinventing Rural with Watch Parties hosted by NEOEDD with funding from Business Oregon.

Please register for the classes here.

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Getting Started with Idea Buddy

Idea Buddy is a business planning and modeling software for entrepreneurs, startups, and business organizations. Helping you bring all of your business elements together in a cohesive plan.

If your idea is in its early stages, and you need to quickly visualize and structure your business model, Idea Buddy is the ideal starting point for you. Idea Buddy offers editable business plan templates, customizable tools, step-by-step guides, and the ability to collaborate with others.

Alberto will provide an overview of the Idea Buddy platform and how you can use it to build and grow your business.

Legal Structures for Starters

Join us for a business law workshop. Attorney, Michael Jonas, of Rational Unicorn Legal Services will discuss:

  • Types of business entities and how they differ
  • Why contracts are important
  • What types of contracts are essential for business owners
  • Ways to protect your brand and content with trademarking and copyrighting
  • How to use preventative business law to minimize liability

The workshop will include a Q&A session after Michael’s presentation.

Michael Jonas, JD, MBA is the Principal Attorney and Owner of Rational Unicorn Legal Services. The firm offers pay-as-you-go legal services in OR, CA, and WA to small businesses, nonprofits, and artists/entertainers. Services include but are not limited to small business and nonprofit formation, contract review and drafting, intellectual property services (ie. trademarking, copyrighting, patenting, licensing), and conflict resolution. The firm’s slogan and action plan is “Community business law for everyone in the community.” Michael is proud to represent clients of all walks of life, passions, and talents.

Who should attend? Farmer’s Market, Food Cart, and Craft Vendors

If you have a product you are selling at a table and envision growing your business, join us.

Licensing a Commercial Kitchen

Erin Lockett from Oregon Department of Agriculture will review the requirements for licensing a commercial kitchen.