622 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97214

Conditions such as interest rates, inflation, high cost of gas, falling stock prices and reduced consumer confidence have direct impact on the profitability of a small business and on its relationships with vendors, customers and even employees.

The entrepreneur or small business owner can take advantage of opportunities that spring from the changing conditions in such a declining economy. By becoming aggressive and innovative, small firms can make significant inroads by:
• Taking away market share from larger competitors
• Maintaining a strong cash position
• Becoming leaner and more cost-effective

This workshop gives the small business owner some quick pointers on areas to focus on so that the business will survive these trying economic times.

Cost of this event is $20.

About the Presenter:

Jim Smith has over thirty years of experience mentoring entrepreneurial start-ups and counseling small to mid sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under capitalized.

Jim was President and COO of Line4 Inc. where he successfully resized and changed the business model and served on the Board of Directors. Prior to that, Jim was Executive Vice President of Rogue Wave Software the world’s leading C++ components maker and distributor, Vice President at Nexgen Software Technologies, Electran Corporation and Synon Corporation.

In 1993 he founded and remains the managing partner of YCHANGE International LLC, a turnaround consultancy specializing in small to medium sized new or existing businesses looking to expand or needing a turnaround strategy.

Contact CubeSpace at 503-206-3500 to register.

Added by Eva Schweber on July 9, 2008

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