Effective Marketing

Businesses like to focus on marketing and what they can do to increase their customer base. If they could only unlock the magic box of marketing, then new and profitable customers would start showing up at all hours of the day, buying products and services that would grow their business

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Learning from Others: Successes and Failures

Amazing customer service is the secret to success for Shannon Bassett’s 7-year old business, Home Fridays. Her company held steady during the recession and is now expanding. Home Fridays offers home management and concierge services for second homeowners in Bend, Sunriver, Eagle Crest, Pronghorn and Caldera Springs. Property management services

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Developing Good Business and Management Skills

Brett Mills story is definitely, Local Boy Makes Good. Real good. Mills business, RES Equine Products, won the coveted Bend Venture Conference $250,000 grant prize in 2011. Mills developed and patented a closure mechanism for protective gear used on horses legs during rodeo events like barrel racing and team roping.

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Developing Facilitation Skills

By Dave Opsahl, Managing Member Sagemark LLC  As new chair of the Facilitator Committee and six-year Opportunity Knocks member, I can testify that facilitators are without question the lifeblood and most important success factor in Opportunity Knocks. With the recent increase in new members, there has also been a rise in

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