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Business Innovation Workshop – Portland

June 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

OMEP invites you to participate in the Business Innovation Workshop Series which is designed to teach the principles and execution of a continuous improvement business model so you can understand how to make the best decisions for your manufacturing business. This BIW series is made possible by Portland Prosper.

What can you expect to learn?

  • Grasp the foundations of a Continuous improvement business model – what a CI model is, what it means for your company, and how to operate with one.
  • Harness the power of marketing to achieve top line growth. We’re not talking about hiring expensive agencies here. We’re talking about small, achievable shifts that you can make to move the needle towards more sales, better leads, greater profits.
  • Learn how to empower your employees to solve problems. Once you implement these strategies you will be on your way to building a problem-solving workforce. Even if you only have a couple employees, the actions to take to improve your company will come from your employees. Two heads are better than 1 when it comes to improving your business processes.
  • Understand the actionable data to be found in your company financial statements. Discover new opportunities for growth and potential revenue streams. You can’t save your way to profits, but you definitely learn how to read your statements with a Continuous Improvement lens. If you don’t have a P&L statement, we will help you get this in place.


Program Design

1. Active Learning Sessions: We will conduct 4 classroom sessions

June 14th, July 19th, August 16, September 20 from noon to four.

2. On-Site Check-Ins: OMEP will conduct up to 2 support sessions

3. Assessments: You will receive a business evaluation, marketing assessment and on-site evaluation

The heart of the Business Innovation Workshop series is the continuous improvement cycle. Our 5 topics: financials, strategy, top line growth, operational excellence, and conscious leadership work in tandem powerfully within the continuous improvement model to bring you success.


Instructors Tim Root and Kleve Kee have many years of experience managing several companies. As past president of Pacific Pure-Aid Company, Tim brings a lot of wisdom and expertise to the table that you won’t find in typical workshop settings. Kleve has an industrial engineering background with an MBA, and is a Certified Leadership Trainer and Family Business Advisor.


“Definitely worth the time. The course facilitates team dynamics– shared conversation and learning, both within your own company and with the cohort. The instructors ‘get it.’ They were people who had actually worked in manufacturing. And the interaction with other businesses was really valuable.” – Past Attendee


Email Jasmine for pricing info. Through Prosper Portland some companies qualify for a discounted rate.



If you’re an owner or president at a manufacturing company who wants to rise above the chaos of daily activities to stabilize and grow your business, come to this workshop. You will experience a shift in how you think about your business, and how you operate moving forward. It doesn’t matter what you make – food, accessories, machined parts – when you use the Continuous Improvement model to inform decision making, growth and stabilization occur. We’ll help you see above the chaos to build a stronger, more successful company. You should attend if…

  • Your manufacturing costs are too high due to inefficiencies in your production process
  • You are struggling to increase sales and profitability
  • You want to take your business to the next level but aren’t sure how
  • You find it difficult to make strategic decisions for your company amidst the daily chaos of running a small business
  • You feel overworked and under the gun on a regular basis

If you want a chance to interact with fellow small business owners and learn from their experiences and challenges, this is for you.

 Classroom sessions are hands-on, with plenty of exercises, open discussions and real-life examples. Get answers to your questions about leadership, financial understanding, operational improvements and top line growth.

If you want a visit from a manufacturing expert to help you actually implement what you’re learning, sign up.

Our consultants will check in with you in person to help you actually implement in a real and tangible way the things you’re learning. We know how difficult it can be to implement new learnings amidst daily activities, so we’re here to help you get the most value from this class. Thanks to the generosity of Prosper Portland this workshop is a great value! Don’t miss your opportunity to participate.


7650 SW Beveland Street
Portland, OR 97223 United States