June 23rd, 2009
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) could use your help
If you’re a startup in the Portland area, you’ve probably come into contact with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). And if you haven’t, you should. The OEN is a non-profit organization focused on helping your startup make it through the initial phases of building a business. From helping first-time entrepreneurs learn the ropes to giving startups the opportunity to practice their pitches to helping seasoned entrepreneurs find funding through events like Angel Oregon, the OEN uses its available resources to ensure that Oregon has a healthy entrepreneurial scene.
But all of that could be in jeopardy if we don’t act quickly.
You see, Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded OEN a grant, but it’s a matching funds grant. That means OEN’s money is contingent upon one small thing: raising $50,000 by June 30.
Since that deadline is just around the corner, they could use your help.
We are asking you to step forward and support our entrepreneurs. Help us nurture job development and small business development with a donation to OEN. We must preserve self-employed businesses and support their growth if we are to successfully recover from this economic downturn.
How can you help? Consider a donation to the OEN. Since they’re a 501(c)3, all donations are entirely tax deductible.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur or not, you’re sure to reap rewards from donating to the OEN. Because their efforts are helping improve the business environment in Oregon—for all of us.