Angelique O'Rourke

Artistic + intellectual pursuits. Social justice. Actress. Model. Musician. Eugene // Portland.

Recent Articles Published by Angelique O'Rourke


How to Write a Company Overview

A company overview is essential, and should be exactly what it sounds like—an overview containing all of the most important points about your company. Here's how to write one. Read more »


Take Time to Pause and Reflect on What You’re Grateful For

Every year has its ups and downs, and small business owners know this better than most. They also know it’s never a bad idea to count your blessings. Read more »


How to Bring the Holiday Spirit of Giving Into Work

Want to take advantage of the holiday spirit? These activities can help strengthen company culture during the holidays, and contribute positively to people in need. Read more »


Useful Resources to Maximize the Success of Your Nonprofit

It’s never a bad time to look into increasing the growth and positive impact of your nonprofit business. These resources will help you begin that process. Read more »


Resources to Help You Start and Run a Successful Bakery

When it comes to starting or running a bakery, the sky is the limit. From articles to video tutorials, here are a few of our favorite resources to help your bakery achieve success. Read more »


Get Your Cafe Business Up and Running with These Handy Resources

Stay abreast of what's going on in the coffee shop industry using these handy resources. From networking sites to educational magazines, there's sure to be something you haven't read before. Here are our favorite resources. Read more »


Resources for Your Photography Business

Maybe you've just started your photography business, or are considering starting one. Either way, these resources will help you get up and running. Read more »


Our Resource List to Get Your Restaurant Up and Running

The key to starting and running a successful business is knowing what you're doing. And, what better way to do that than scour our list of useful (and fun) resources? Read more »


10 Videos to Watch If You\’re Feeling Uninspired

We've selected ten videos that sum up will jumpstart your drive to make 2016 the best year yet for you and your business. Read more »


What Are Entrepreneurs Determined to Do in 2016?

Entrepreneurs share new year’s resolutions, so you can get a snapshot into the hive mind of small business, and maybe find some 2016 resolution inspiration. Read more »


As a Small Business Owner, You’re Leading a Boss Life: Book Giveaway from Author Paul Downs

Author and entrepreneur Paul Downs shares his insights with me on running a long-standing, successful small business. If you enjoyed this article, be sure to enter the book giveaway. Read more »


Telling a Different Story: Joe Pulizzi Talks Small Business Content Marketing [+ Book Giveaway!]

Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute, shares an excerpt from his new book Content Inc. Enter to win a free copy! Read more »


How to Apply for a Federal Tax ID Number

If you're starting a business, you're going to need a federal tax ID number (EIN). The application is easy and free. Here's how to do it. Read more »


How I Started a Gluten-Free Cookie Company: With Josh Fegles of Jude’s Foods

Josh and Bethany Fegles started a gluten-free cookie company after their child developed an allergy. This is the story of their successful enterprise. Read more »


Starting a Business with a Young Family and a Day Job

Find out how one entrepreneur balances starting a business, a full-time day job, and a family. Read his advice for staying focused and finding growth. Read more »


How and Where to Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Everyone has to deal with the nitty-gritty details of starting a business; no matter your industry, getting started safely and legally involves at least a little red tape. Read more »


Branding Checklist: 10 Essentials Before Launch [Free Download]

Think a brand is just for big businesses? Think again. Branding is critical for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Your brand is what the outside world thinks of you. That’s it. Although you can influence your brand through well-designed logos, hilarious ad campaigns, carefully crafted press releases, or super-friendly service, ultimately, your brand is... Read more »


Maternova and the Business of Saving Lives: A Secret to Success Story

Maternal health is a concern the world over, especially in developing nations. Childbirth can be a precarious process; for some women and their infants it can be life-threatening. According to the World Health Organization, 800 women die every day during childbirth, with 99 percent of those deaths taking place in the developing world. There are medical... Read more »


How to Pitch Your Business by Email

When I think of pitching, I think of presentations (unless we’re talking about baseball, of course). But, pitching can come in different forms, and one of the most common ways to pitch your business—even in our technologically advanced age—is the “pitch email.” Email is everywhere. It’s used by nearly everyone, it’s more personal than social media,... Read more »


Are You Mentee Material?

You’ll find that experts in most fields recommend getting a mentor. Whether it’s in the business world (including here on Bplans), the arts, academia—you name it, and a thought leader in the space will refer to the benefits of seeking a mentor. But then what? If you approach a distinguished person that you can learn... Read more »

A company overview is essential, and should be exactly what it sounds like—an overview containing all of the most important points about your company.