Mudshark Studios LLC is fresh off of their Olympics debut where the ceramic production company created foot mold plaques of 13 Team USA athletes for a New York advertising company. Their work appeared in Citibank ads in build up to the 2012 London Games.
Lisa and Marvin had been saving for several years in preparation to move forward with their own bakery and the layoff they gave them the opportunity. Lisa states that, “when she found herself unexpectedly unemployed she knew it was time to start her bakery and turned to the SBDC for help.” Lisa applied for the S.E.A. program through WorkSource Oregon and needed help putting her business plan together. “Without the help of Mary Loiselle as my counselor, walking me through the business plan and answering my numerous questions, I don’t believe we would be here today.”
“Everything is changing so much, on so many fronts. So this [Grow Oregon] was really the start of doing any thought-through marketing plan work,” says Philip, “It’s been a huge help to get to where we are now.” Nutcase Helmets is well on its way for future growth including new product lines and securing more distributors worldwide.
Michelle Alvarado started Wahoo Films four years ago, while working full-time running a high school film department. Since then, she’s built Wahoo into a cutting-edge video production company.