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eResource Partner Statement of Collaboration

By signing up, I indicate my professional commitment to participate as an eResource Partner of Klamath IDEA – a community initiative committed to creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem to increase opportunities for wealth and prosperity in South Central Oregon.

How we define an entrepreneur
I acknowledge that the Klamath IDEA holds that a successful entrepreneur is a growth-oriented and risk-tolerant individual who sees opportunity in creating or expanding a civic, social, or business venture and takes action to leverage the skill and expertise of a network to turn concepts into economic realities that benefit themselves and/or their community.

Recognition of our place in the community
I acknowledge that Klamath IDEA is a unique initiative made up of organizations, events, and individuals cooperating for a common purpose: entrepreneur-based economic development. Klamath IDEA serves as the web that connects varying components of the entrepreneurial ecosystem together, amplifying their effect: economic development organizations, government agencies, current and aspiring entrepreneurs, business resource providers, and financial and human capital.

Confidentiality and Use of Information within the Klamath IDEA network
I acknowledge that as an eResource Partner in this initiative I may have access to sensitive information including financial and other data pertaining to entrepreneurs and businesses in our region. As a professional, I agree to hold that information in the strictest of confidence within the Klamath IDEA team, disclosing information with extreme discretion only to parties who have a need to know in order to make a connection which will benefit the entrepreneur. I further agree that a violation of this confidence could result in my being asked to leave the Klamath IDEA network.

Permissions and Philosophies
I give my permission for Klamath IDEA to count me as an engaged eResource Partner in the initiative.

I will actively participate in the celebration of entrepreneurs as key to our region’s economic vitality.

As an eResource Partner I subscribe to the belief that true entrepreneurial success stories have the “finger-prints” of many partners, advisors, and community members on them because economic development is a team sport.

There is no-wrong-door. The entrepreneurs in our region can enter the ecosystem through any eResource Partner’s door and be guided to an appropriate resource.

I subscribe to the philosophy that “a rising tide lifts all boats,” and I believe that local entrepreneurs have the ability to positively impact economic development.

As an eResource Partner I agree to:

  • Act in good faith within the network
  • Attend IDEA meetings and events
  • Allow Klamath IDEA to market your organization and services
  • Be responsive to referrals from Klamath IDEA
  • Represent an entrepreneurial resource provider at the eResource Partner meetings
  • Promote the Klamath IDEA community and website, with reciprocal website links, if possible
  • Help Klamath IDEA identify ways to track small business success so we can measure and publicize the impact of entrepreneurial support in the community
  • Make connections with the aim of helping entrepreneurs find wealth and prosperity
  • Be a champion for entrepreneur-based economic development and the concept of the three-legged-stool

Nothing in this Collaboration Statement is intended to create a legal partnership nor any other business entity. Klamath IDEA eResource Partner status is limited to organizations that share our mission of strengthening the local small business and entrepreneurship community. eResource Partner status does not reflect an endorsement by Klamath IDEA or any one of the eResource Partners and/or funders.

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Overview

Some organizations Support all types of entrepreneurs and business owners, others Specialize in serving only specific sub-groups. In each category below, please check the types of clients which you provide direct technical services for. Please mark all that apply, see below for an example.

Example
Support Specialize  
Your organization provides this option
Your organization specializes in providing this option
Your organization does not provide this option
Select the stages of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Inception / Idea
Proof of Concept / Prototype / Market Intro
Rollout
Growth / Expansion
What is your primary stage of business served? Useful for publication purposes (example).
Does your organization specialize in serving one or more of the following audiences?
Specialize 
African American
Asian
Hispanic
Immigrant
LGBTQIA
Middle Eastern North African
Native American
Refugee
Returning Citizens
Veteran
Woman
Youth
Select the types of business your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Innovation-led
Main Street
Microenterprise
Second Stage
What is your primary type of business served? Useful for publication purposes (example).
Select the industries your organization serves.
SupportSpecialize 
Agriculture
Arts
Bioscience & Manufacturing
Construction
Education
Energy & Utilities
Finance & Insurance
Health & Childcare
High Tech Services and Manufacturing
Information Technology
Management
Manufacturing
Mining
Not for Profit
Other Services
Personal Services
Professional Services
Real Estate
Restaurant
Retail
Tourism
Transportation & Warehousing
Wholesale

Services You Offer

This section will match prospective clients with the services you offer. The services indicated will determine what assistance clients are contacting your organization for assistance with. Please use the list below and indicate ONLY those services that you directly provide, as opposed to services for which you would know where to refer the client. This will save entrepreneurs time and your organizations frustration. Please indicate a specialty area if one applies.

Accelerators and Incubators

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accelerator
Incubator

Business Planning

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Plan Consulting
Business Succession Planning
Demographic and Census Data
Diversification
Feasibility Studies
Forming a Business
Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development
Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Buying or Selling a Franchise
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
Tax Services
Valuation

Economic and Site Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Economic Development
Economic Forecast
Environmental Compliance
Lease Review
Revitalization
Site Location Assistance
Tax Credits
Watershed Planning

Events and Community Building

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Pitch Events
Startup Drinks

Financial Resources and Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Angel Investment
Bonding
Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
Crowdfunding
Debt Funding
Equity Funding
Government Funding
Grant Funding
Insurance Requirements
Loans
Matching Funds
Microloans
Real Estate Finance
Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
Tax Credits
Technology Grants
Trade Show Financial Assistance
Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Apprenticeship
Employee Development
Hiring and Firing
Insurance
Leadership/Professional Development
Policies and Templates
Recruiting
Retention
Workforce Incentives
Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Certification and Licensing
Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Locating Foreign Distributors
Networking/Exploring Exporting
Trade Education and Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Internship Program
Student Marketing Projects
Student Placement
Student Research Projects
Student Training
Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Contract Review
Employee Relations
Environmental Compliance
Forming a Business
Labor Relations
Lease Review
Patent Seminars
Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Libraries and Research

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Research Resources
Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Human Resources
Insurance Requirements
Leadership/Professional Development
Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
Commercialization
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
High Tech Development
Industrial Technology Research
Life Sciences Development
Manufacturing Development
Pollution Prevention
Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
Science/Bioscience Seminars
Technology Transfer
Wet Lab Incubator

Marketing and Sales

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Advertising/Brochure Design
Award Recognition
Call Center Services
Competitive Analysis
Demographics/Census Data
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Feasibility Studies
Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
Market Plan Development and Training
Market Research
Student Marketing Projects
Website Development

Mentoring

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Formal Mentoring Programs
One-on-One Counseling
Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Demographically Based
Geographically Based
Home Based
Industry Specific
International Trade
Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Accounting
Board Development
Funds Development
Human Resources
Organizational Audits
Strategic Planning
Technical Services

Operations and Logistics

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Freight and Distribution
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers
Pollution Prevention
Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Patent Information
Product Assembly and Packaging
Product Design and Development
Prototype Development
R&D Support

Public Policy and Government Relations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
African-American Business
City Business Issues
Hispanic Business
LGBTQIA Business Issues
Native-American Business
Small Business Policy
State Business Issues
Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bonding
Certification
Codes
Environmental Compliance
Government Requirements
Insurance Requirements
International Regulatory Compliance
Patent Information
Registration, Licenses and Permits
Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bid Matching and Preparation
Government and Military Specifications
HUBZone Certification
Obtaining Certification
Obtaining Corporate Contracts
Obtaining Government Contracts
Price History
Registration Assistance
Selling to Foreign Governments and Businesses
Subcontracting Opportunities

Space

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Commercial Kitchen Facilities
Conference/Meeting and Event Space
Coworking
Lab Space
Lease Review Assistance
Makerspace / Hackerspace
Office Space
Retail Space
Site Location Assistance
Wet Lab

Starting a Business

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Business Research Resources
Feasibility Studies
Forming a Business
Home-Based Business Training
Registration, Licenses and Permits
Site Location
Startup Business Counseling
Startup Classes

Tax Services

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
State and Federal Tax Training
State Tax Credit Information
Tax Credits
Tax Preparation Assistance
Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
Commercialization
Design Services
Industrial Technology Research
Pollution Prevention
Technology Transfer
Virtual Consulting and Online Services
Website Development

Training

Provide ServiceSpecialize in ServiceService
Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
Business Management Training
Business Plan Training and Assistance
E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
Health and Safety Training
Health Care Training
Home-Based Business Training
Human Resources Training
International Trade Education and Training
Marketing Plan Training
Online Courses and Videos
Startup Classes
Trade Education and Training
Do you provide services ONLY to clients who currently live in a specific city, county or state? If so, please list.