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Success Stories

Oregon State University Wins Grant for Textile Manufacturing Innovation

The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors today announced Oregon State University as one of this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients for the school’s innovation in improving textile weaving efficiency. Oregon…

Inpria Named a Finalist for OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

Inpria Named a Finalist for OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce 12 finalists—from a record number of 67 nominees—for the 2014 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards honors the skill, and the…

Inpria raises another $1.5 million from OAF

Inpria raises another $1.5 million from OAF

Inpria, one of the first of now 40 ONAMI Gap Fund startup companies, has just announced that it's raised $1.45 million from the Oregon Angel Fund. OAF is a collection of local investors backing early-stage…

Entreprenuer Profiles

OSU Professor Develops Drug to Treat Ebola

OSU Professor Develops Drug to Treat Ebola

A drug developed by an Oregon State University scientist may be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. The drug, manufactured by Sarepta Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass., had promising results in clinical trials…

Leader of Innovation and Commercialization- Meet Frank Cloutier

Leader of Innovation and Commercialization- Meet Frank Cloutier

Known as the father of HP’s InkJet technology, Frank Cloutier built several landmark businesses for Hewlett Packard over his 30 years at the firm. He is now bringing those same skills to his own businesses. He…

Marketing-Sales

Sell Something Now!

A start up is should drive to rapid first revenue.  Reaching that first, or 100th, sale should always be on your mind.

Local & Government Sales

Local sales are a great way to start.  The City of Corvallis, the Corvallis Chamber, CIBA, the Sustainability Network and the 10 Rivers Food Web all support and encourage buying locally.  In addition to the general resources above,  consider some state resources:
  • ORPIN – is the State procurement database, with a list of contracts.
  • GCAP, Government Contract Assistance Program,   Oregon's link to a $250 billion market. Every year the Federal Government purchases billions of dollars worth of products and services ranging from nuts and bolts to computer systems, and from planting trees to guarding facilities.

Generate Sales leads:

  • Identify and prioritize sales leads and business opportunities.
  • Sources for contacts in companies: www.manta.com     www.jigsaw.com
  • Using social media to connect with customers and create buzz about products or services.
  • SBDC Market reports

General Marketing:

Online Marketing :

http://clickbrain.com/2013/06/10/30-best-marketing-learning-resources-for-startup-marketers/

Lean Start Up Approach

Reduce risk, get continuous customer feedback, and earlier revenue. Consider using the lean startup approach emphasizing learning over planning. Other Assistance:

Food Processors