First class from the Oregon City Biz Pod program.

Biz Pod is a new educational program initiated in 2023, founded by Oregon City’s Economic Development Department. The program welcomed its first members during their inaugural session on May 6.  

The Biz Pod is a limited-admission education course for emerging, young businesses that pays (yes, pays) you to learn about and optimize the foundational areas of your business.

The seven modules cover business planning, marketing, finances, and operations. From the beginning of May until mid-July, founders from many business sectors will participate in every-other-week sessions, plus benefit from one-on-one time with a business advisor and peer-to-peer brainstorming.

This collaborative learning experience stands out from traditional small business programs — it’s about engaging with practical activities to improve your business with other Oregon City based founders. Give yourself time to be curious, learn to use tools that give you a better understanding of your overall picture, and get access to seasoned professionals.

The application process for the second Biz Pod is anticipated to open in early 2024.

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