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#38: Young Entrepreneurs Pt. 2

On part two of our Entrepreneurs series, hosts Todd and Evan speak with Amber Goodenough, founder of fourfour media and The OnRamp. Goodenough is a serial small business entrepreneur who has started a number of businesses including a coffee shop, a golf app, and a web design company. Her most recent endeavor, The OnRamp, is dedicated to empowering creative entrepreneurs to develop successful businesses. Reflecting on her past failures – and successes – Goodenough shares what she’s learned from the companies that didn’t make it, the ones that did, and why she decided to go back to school to improve her business. Her experience and reflection on her past serve as an inspiration for aspiring young entrepreneurs, making this a not-to-miss episode!
 
Amber Goodenough is a seasoned business owner whose business writing has been featured on Gigaom, RedFounder, and Teen Business Forum. She teaches small business management, online business and social media through her Business Plan eCourse and at events like Entrepreneur Bootcamp. Goodenough is the founder of Caffeine Dreams Coffee and Tea (voted best coffee house in Omaha), fourfour media web design, ClubDivot llc and The OnRamp. Her passion lies in helping others take the leap from traditional 9-5 jobs to being successful business owners. She and her co-founder/husband Eric are location independent and run their online businesses from all over the globe.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.