If you’re an entrepreneur building a business, then we have an awesome deal for you. Stages PDX — a two-day working conference for entrepreneurs — kicks off May 19 and 20, and StartupBend readers can receive 50% off their conference tickets.

So you save $50 and get two-days worth of learning and guidance. I love the premise of this conference, which is to get away from theory and talk about things you can do now to build your business. “We charged our speakers with providing actionable advice,” says Thubten Comerford, conference organizer and founder of NewTech PDX.

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The conference is stacked with local and regional founders and startup experts, who are offering guidance on everything from how to get your marketing ducks in a row and guerrilla PR to online sales and how to ask for money. Bend’s own Sarah Pool, CEO of Pacific Superfood Snacks, will even be there, leading a panel discussion on how to bootstrap your company.

The conference will be held at Refuge PDX, which Comerford describes as a fun, funky venue in Portland’s industrial area. The event is open to entrepreneurs from all types of industries. In addition to great speakers, it will include work sessions with experts, pitch practice and networking with fellow entrepreneurs.

So if you’re bootstrapping your startup and looking for not just inspiration, but also guidance that can take your company to the next level, register today. To save 50% off the $100 ticket price — which includes food and beer! — enter the promo code startupbend.

“If all you did was go and eat and drink, then the ticket pretty much pays for itself,” Comerford says. Bottomline: It’s a steal of a deal, and in addition to getting a few beers, your business may benefit. Let us know if you go!

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Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

You can reach Kelly by email at [email protected].
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