Author Archives: Finn Terdal

It’s Small Business Week!

Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs

It’s small business week and we’ve got one thing on our mind…

You can’t tend a garden without water and you can’t tend a business without capital.

Up until recently, only the wealthiest among us were allowed to invest in businesses. Imagine a law that said “only 2% are responsible enough to water their own garden. Everyone else has to go through a gardening broker.

That’s basically where we’ve been since 1933. This has had a HUGE impact on the types of businesses that get funded.

Ever wonder why so many VC-backed businesses are run by rich white men? Its because they’re already in the room where deals happen.

If you’re a business seeking capital, consider raising money from your community. And if you’re an Oregonian looking to support a vibrant and diverse local economy, invest in your neighbors.

Let’s. Make. It. RAIN.

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Agrarian Ales’ Success: Q&A with Ben Tilley

The following is an interview with Ben Tilley of Agrarian Ales, conducted by Rebecca Shenton, Hatch’s communications fellow. Agrarian Ales was the second company in Oregon, after Red Wagon Creamery, to complete their maximum raise by...

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How to Turn City Leaders into Community Quarterbacks

Interview: Chip Massie, Executive Director, Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Last week, I got to talk on the phone with Chip Massie about what it means to be a community quarterback. Chip is the Executive Director...

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Get ‘Em Young: Cultivating an Entrepreneurial and Investor Mindset

Future Entrepreneurs If you ask the average person whether or not they’re an investor, they’ll probably look at you confusedly, and they might mention that they have an E*Trade account. By the time most people are...

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