Overcome the Slump: Starting a Business in a Downturn
Last Updated: 6.9.2020
As our economy struggles to recover from the ongoing pandemic, millions of Americans are taking to the streets to protest systemic issues surrounding racism and inequality. We recognize this is an important discussion and do not wish to distract from the ongoing conversations in the community. We are postponing our “Overcome the Slump” webinar until Wednesday, July 8. We hope you will join us then.
As our country faces a new “once-in-a-generation” economic downturn, it is natural to wonder if the time is right to start a new business. Uncertainty on when the crisis will end, and the long-term effect on our economy, can seem debilitating. Thankfully, there are business leaders that have thrived through similar downturns, and we have the opportunity to learn from their successes.
Join Portland entrepreneur Ana Chaud and Tonkon Torp Entrepreneurial Services attorney David Forman for an informative discussion on starting a successful business during times of economic turmoil. Ana and David will explore considerations for those who are in the midst of starting a business, and those who have always wanted to do so. They will address:
• What are the pros and cons of starting a business during the downturn?
• How has seed financing changed?
• What are some guidelines to starting a business during the downturn?