Building Blocks Business Development Series

Portland Made has teamed up with Klum House’s Brave Your Own Business to bring you the The Portland Made Business Development Workshop and Panel series. This is a four-part series designed to inspire and connect makers and manufacturers on their unique business paths and empower them with tangible skills and resources to manage and grow their businesses.



We will be providing workshops and panels that touch on basic skills needed to help you along your business journey such as: Bookkeeping, Marketing and Brand strategy, Sales & Retail know-how, and General Operations. Throughout the series we will hold free meet-ups for event attendees to continue to learn from each other, address questions, and pick the brains of the amazing instructors!


Take a look at the series workshops and panels below and reserve your spot now! Space is limited.



Workshop #1: The Art of Numbers: Bookkeeping + Taxes Made Simple

March 5, 2017 1-4 pm


In this 3-hour workshop you will gain tangible skills and information to decipher the ins + outs of business finances for creative entrepreneurs. Led by Jenna Goldin, a licensed tax preparer in Oregon since 2010 that is on a mission to empower self-employed creative folk by demystifying the often intimidating field of finances and taxes.


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I had an a-hah moment that I actually am enthusiastic and ready to step-up my game and make my business boom, grow and expand because I care about mine and my clients’ future!

— Portland Made Member, Allie Rivenbark of LR Design Lab




Panel #1: Pushing Your Product: Sales and Where to Make them

April  13, 2017 6-8pm

Join us for a conversation with sales experts as we discuss general sales topics, e-commerce, and how to break into the world of retail!

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Mid Point Meet-up

April 26 6-7:30PM


Join us for this free meet up where you can meet the instructors and panelists for the second half of the series. You can also reconnect with Jenna, the instructor from the bookkeeping workshop! If you are interested in the upcoming workshop and panel, this will be a great time to learn more about those and network with other business owners over drinks and snacks. This is a free event and all are welcome!


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Workshop# 2: Marketing and Brand Strategy

May 7th, 2017 1-4 PM


If you are an emerging business who’s ready to turn your ideas into a reality. Or, an established brand that isn’t seeing the level of success you hoped for and is ready to reevaluate your strategy and approach, THIS is for you.

Led by Brittany Sierra, in this 3-hour workshop, you’ll learn clear, step-by-step strategies to create a business that allows you to live your passion full-time and make real money doing what you love.

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Panel # 2: Operations and Project Management

June 2017


More details to come!

Join us for a conversation on how to operationalize your business. We’ll hear from experts in logistics, project management, and general operations who can give you tip and tricks on how to better organize and run your business.

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Building Blocks Purchase Options:



  • Member – $20
  • Non-Member – $30


  • Member – $115
  • Non -Member – $125


About Klum House and Brave Your Own Business:

Klum House empowers people to become a part of the Maker’s Movement through hands-on workshops in bag making & creative business. Klum House created BYOB Workshops to inspire and connect artists, makers, hand-crafters, movers & shakers on your unique creative business path and empower you with tangible skills & resources to manage and grow your business. Laugh, learn, connect and be empowered in the creative and welcoming setting of Klum House.

Portland Made has Partnered with Klum House to provide these workshops and panels to Makers and Manufactures.