Gerri Raisanen
Mt. Hood Community College. Small Business Development Center


Business Accelerator Building, PSU
2828 SW Corbett Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

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Clackamas Community College


20th Annual Oregon Small Business Fair 2013

If you are planning on starting a small business or recently opened your own business, you need to be at the 20th Annual Oregon Small Business Fair.

The Oregon Small Business Fair provides information and training opportunities that will help new and existing business owners comply with laws and regulations. This event is sponsored by local, state, and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. 

Attendees will be able to get first hand information and resources for FREE! from exhibitors during the business fair. For a $35 registration fee, participants can attend the business luncheon with a guest speaker and participate in a number of business seminars facilitated by experts in the areas of business planning, insurance, marketing, financing, international trade and health care. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about access to capital resources for micro-businesses and small businesses.  

Date: September 28, 2013

Location: PSU Business Accelerator

Event Program:

9:00-9:30 am Registration and Welcome

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Business Resource Fair - Free

Business Seminars & Guest Speaker Luncheon - Registration Required*

9:30-10:30 am:Seminar: Going into Business

10:30-10:45 am Break/ Networking

10:45-11:45 am: Seminar: Winning the Marketing Game

11:45 am-12:45 pm Business Luncheon

Guest Speaker Travis Stovall, The Stovall Group

Topic: “Smart Decisions for Making a Profit” How management of day to day operations impacts your cash flow!

Travis Stovall

Travis Stovall developed an interest in investing while studying Business Administration and Finance at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Combining classroom learning with independent study, he quickly displayed an aptitude for equities trading. By the time Stovall enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Nebraska, his stock market savvy had earned him one-day gains as large as $17,000 and paid for his college tuition.

A glance at Stovall’s resumé confirms his gift for financial management. As a healthcare administrator, he has directed multi-million dollar development projects. He has also succeeded in the role of entrepreneur, assuming the lead in ventures that have exceeded revenue projections by as much as fifty percent. Today, he serves as President of The Stovall Group, a consulting firm that he established to assist start-up businesses and companies looking to grow and reorganize. Active in the community, Stovall has been featured in The Oregonian for his dynamic leadership of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a board member of several prominent local and regional organizations.

Stovall’s true passion, however, is empowering others to realize their dreams through financial education. “I received an excellent educational foundation and learned a lot through trial and error,” he says of his success as an investor. “Now, I enjoy helping people shorten the learning curve that I experienced by making complex ideas easier to understand.”

12:45-1 pm Break/Networking

1:00-2 pm Seminar: Going Global: Introduction to International Trade

2:00-2:15 pm Break / Networking

2:15-3:15 pm Seminar: Small Businesses and the Affordable Care Act

3:15-3:30 pm Break/Networking

3:30-4:30 pm Seminar: Access to Capital Panel: Resources to Finance Your Small Business

*Business Seminars & Guest Speaker Luncheon $35.00; all day pass, limited seats available to register call 503-491-7658