Opportunity Knocks

Small Business Developement Center

Opportunity Knocks

Every business owner feels isolated sometimes.

Running a business without feedback or input can feel frustrating. When you’re facing critical issues and challenging times, having access to people with experience and insight can help.

Tired of going it alone?

You can be the owner of your business without feeling like you have to do it all alone. The key is to find the right kind of support.

Opportunity knocks.

You can share your business concerns and lessons in a confidential and supportive setting. Opportunity Knocks is a peer advisory program for business owners which is supported by trained facilitators.

“Talking through issues of your business and getting feedback from other knowledgeable business owners is invaluable.” Jeffrey Haney, Lights in the Attic Creative Media

“It’s a relief to know you’re not in this all by yourself.” Rachel Greco, Grandma’s Attic

“I can benefit from someone else’s experiences”. Dan Noble, Premium Property Management

Is OK right for you?

OK is a perfect fit if you:

  • Are the business owner and primary decision maker
  • Have a minimum of 1 year in business
  • Rely on your business as your primary source of income
  • Are focused on growth and making a profit

What’s included in Opportunity Knocks

An OK team includes up to non-competing 10 business owners and 2 advisors who meet monthly for 3 hours on a set schedule to discuss issues, obstacles, and opportunities faces by business owners every day.

The success of an OK team is based on the basic principles of:

  • Confidentiality
  • Commitment
  • Accountability

A typical OK meeting includes:

  • 3-minute update from members
  • Follow-up on Action items assigned from the previous meeting
  • Immediate crisis discussion
  • 2 strategic issue presentations

Annual dues for OK are $150.

Are you ready to break out of isolation and help your business grow?

 

Complete the online OK application.

If you think OK is right for you, please contact us by phone 503.399.5088 or e-mail us if you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you.