Caroline Cummings

An entrepreneur. A disruptor. An advocate. Caroline has been the CEO and co-founder of two tech startups—one failed and one she sold. She is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs realize their full potential and learn how to step outside of their comfort zones to catalyze their growth. Caroline is currently executive director of Oregon RAIN. She provides strategic leadership for the organization’s personnel, development, stakeholder relations, and community partnerships. In her dual role as the venture catalyst manager, Cummings oversees the execution of RAIN’s Rural Venture Catalyst programs. She provides outreach and support to small and rural communities; she coaches and mentors regional entrepreneurs, builds strategic local partnerships, and leads educational workshops.

Recent Articles Published by Caroline Cummings

funding

The 10 Questions I Didn’t Expect to be Asked by Investors

If you're raising money for your company and you want to pitch to angel investors or venture capitalists, then there are a few important things to know that savvy investors care about. Read more »

managing

Slam Dunk Tips for Attracting and Keeping Fans

Everyone knows the value of word of mouth marketing. It’s a concept as old as dirt, but not something most businesses know how to embrace. The “social web” is a great avenue to allow the people that know and love you (aka, your “Fans”) to promote your business in a fun way. Fans are basically customer evangelists.... Read more »

managing

How to Align Life Goals with Business Goals: free webinar

Yesterday’s webinar enjoyed quite a crowd, and author Pamela Slim presented some truly thought provoking questions to help entrepreneurs align their life values with their business goals.   We recorded it in case you missed it! Read more »

planning

Boost your business with $10K

If you haven’t already – you should register your LivePlan business plan into the $10,000 Boost competition. It’s open to US residents. Watch the video below for some inspiration! We look forward to seeing your winning business plan! Also – register to attend the FREE live webinar on August 7th, 10am (Pacific Time) to learn... Read more »

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