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Where Does it All Go? Understanding Your Financial Reports

  • Brooklyn Tweed 128 Northeast 7th Avenue Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

July’s Maker Meetup at Brooklyn Tweed dives into creating and evaluating financial reports for your business and its various functions. Your understanding of balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and financial projections are key to your company’s success and sustainability. And once you have confidence in those numbers, you can thoughtfully balance your spend and invest back into your business in support of your further growth.

Join us for our Maker Meetup, Thursday July 25, to demystify financial documents. We’re inviting two financial experts to walk you through not only best practices for pulling the reports you need, but also how to make use of the information provided so that you can learn and grow your business.

This evening’s content will include:

  • Complimentary drinks and snacks

  • Networking with other entrepreneurs and makers

  • Review of P&Ls

  • Advice for acting on projections

  • Decoding balance sheets

  • Confidence building

  • Resource sharing


This event is FREE for Portland Made members, and $15 general admission.


Our Hosts

Located at 128 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR

Located at 128 NE 7th Ave, Portland, OR

Our Speakers


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Sara Batterby is the CEO and Founder of the Equity Capital Collective (EqCo). She spent 20+ years founding and funding startups and, later as a VC, designed the first truly data driven portfolio strategy for investing in female founders. Her combination of experience as both a founder and investor make her uniquely qualified to support entrepreneurs in this critical step in their journey. Her mission is to enable and empower a more equitable distribution of opportunity and wealth.

Wendy Kotila is a business coach, startup mentor, and educator.   Her mission is to inspire, empower, and enable early-stage business-builders.  

She is the “Chief Make-It-Happen Officer” for the Equity Capital Collective (EqCo), an online learning platform for business founders.  She also teaches entrepreneurship at Portland State University’s School of Business and Mercy Corps Northwest.

Special Thanks

Sponsor: MadeHere PDX

Sponsor: Pro Photo Supply

Food & Beverage Sponsors: Rev Nat’s Cider and Periodic Edibles

Speaker: Sara Batterby and Wendy Kotila

Host: Brooklyn Tweed

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