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As qualified business experts we have worked with a multitude of disabilities including service-disabiled veterans and supportive self-employment.
We have had experience in hundreds of industries. Our clients range from new businesses trying to get a start in their industry to large established corporations looking to improve their business margins in selected markets or through new marketing channels.
We take pride in solving current challenges our clients face and work on finding solutions that bring collaborative partners, increased resources and profitable options that connect your company with the community, and the industries it services.
COACHING & ADVISING
If you like straight forward, reliable and detailed knowledge without the sugar coat, Kedma is the person you want to work with. I came into her program without any expectations and totally beat down from this stagnant economy. From our very first meeting, my hunger for success has been reignited by her..thank you Kedma!!
Kedma has been an amazing resource for me from developing my product to finding innovative ways to target specific markets and get the results I am looking for. Her knowledge is invaluable and I am looking forward to many more projects to come. Thanks so much, Kedma!
Kedma is knowledgable & thorough, high expertise and professionalism.
I recently had the opportunity to meet with Kedma regarding some future business ideas. I found her very knowledgeable, informed and willing to assist me in my goals both current and future. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a professional opinion and guidance on business planning and look forward to continuing to work with Kedma as my business goals become reality.
When my husband and I met with Kedma, I had my mind set in one direction. After meeting with her, my husband was relieved to see that I had finally become open minded. Kedma was masterful in helping me see the big picture.
Kedma is a leader in her field. She is very knowledgeable about business concepts. Her ideas are innovative and to the point. If you are looking for success in your field, I recommend Kedma to help achieve it.
I was one of the student that was truly inspired by Kedma's motivational speech. Thank you again.
On Friday the 21st of May, 2010, I had the wonderful opportunity of listening to Kedma give an Informational/Motivational presentation in my class. She was a pure joy and an inspiration to us all! Kedma is a wealth of invaluable resources. Sincerely, Trina
Kedma is an invaluable resource to inventors and emerging entrepreneurs. She has a wealth of knowledge about all of the 'ins and outs' of the process of bringing a product to the market and is passionate about helping these individuals reach their goals efficiently and effectively. In addition, Kedma is 'a ball of fire' and a sheer delight to work with!
I've enjoyed collaborating on inventor-related projects with Kedma. She's focused, energetic and competent, and I welcome her as an emerging force in the inventor assistance community. Kedma Ough is one of a precious few professionals making truly selfless investment in helping America's entrepreneurs and innovators.
Kedma, has exceptional business skills and passion for what ever she does, this makes for a powerful conbination. Kedma ran our agencies Womens Business Center in Pima County, Arizona, she grew it from an idea to a very successful 5 year program, which is still going strong many years later. I remember when the SBA District Director would come into our office with his staff he always remarked on the high energy level that he felt. This level of energy was their because of Kedma and her leadship. What a wonderful gift it was to have worked with Kedma! Rosalyn Boxer
I find Kedma an extremely bright, creative and passionate advocate for independent inventors. Her curiosity in exploring issues critical to inventors is impressive, matched by her resolve finding real solutions. Add a sense of humor, a comforting ability to put those around her at ease and a strong desire to give something back to the inventor community, and you have all the ingredients for a special person.
Kedma has soo many skills it's hard to write them all down. Kedma was my first 'Boss' after relocating to Portland. She was open, straight talking and honest something that always brings the best out in her team. I enjoyed working/ learning from her. Her door was always open to everyone who walked through it. She has solid ties to the community and truly believes in making it a better place for those seeking to improve the local economy.
Kedma is a power-house! She has the passion to help underserved populations achieve their dreams, and she has the business acumen to ensure that her efforts are sustainable. What a great asset she is to Portland and the rest of Oregon!
I heard Kedma give an energizing presentation at an event I attended. What an inspiration she is! If you want your crowd to be inspired and take away knowledge they can put to use immediately to improve their own life and the lives of others, I can think of no one better than Kedma!
Kedma knew just how to guide me toward the development of my courage when dreaming and planning my business. Her business acumen and attunement to the pulse of the industry created a clear guiding light! She's personable and results oriented and our work together left me with a dynamic plan!
Kedma is one of the most passionate, dedicated professionals I have ever met. She is creative, dynamic and visionary. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for great advice and resources.
Kedma was a pleasure to work with. She helped me to construct a business plan for my company. She listened and helped to commit my thoughts and goals to paper. She did an amazing job, and the process was a pleasure rather than a battle. She also recommended my company for a Wells Fargo dt_testimonials video which has proven to be a great tool for helping the national expansion of my business. I look forward to working with Kedma more and highly recommend her to a business owner in any capacity.
Kedma is a professional who has a demonstrated track record and commitment to small disdavantaged businesses.
I had the privilege of working on Mentoring Programs with Kedma when she was with Women's Business Center in Tucson, AZ. She is the ultimate professional, focused on results with a passion yet personable and fun to be around.
Words are not sufficient to describe Kedma Ough. This is because she is a continuously moving target, constantly growing, evolving, and adapting to changes in her surroundings. This is when she is not making the changes happen herself. Kedma is bright and quick-witted without pretense, business-focused accompanied by passionate interpersonal communication, and proned to alternating intensity with laughter. She will follow up on her committments and deliver more than what was asked of her. Kedma is the best person to be an advocate for you, and will draw on her formidable resources to solve problems. I am fortunate to know her, and she has inspired me to ignore barriers and dream big.
Kedma Ough is an amazing Executive Director and individual. She is the force and inspiration behind many projects that I have worked with her in. Ms. Ough is a constant professional who uses her intelligience and heart to help clients succeed in their business dreams. Kedma is my mentor and I enjoy working with her everyday!
Kedma and her group are an incredible resource for new ventures, start ups and inventors. They were always 100% behind us in our efforts. They helped us tap into many different valuable resources and connections as well as provide excellent advice and feedback. I highly recommend Kedma and her group's services.
Kedma is a highly organized and hard working professional who cares deeply about the success of her clients. We've helped each other in several areas over the past five years, including her helping me with one of my clients' business plans, and with devising and executing strategies to grow her organization. I enjoy working with Kedma, I learn from her, and I am continually impressed with her.
If you ever have a client that is entrepreneurial, has a great idea and looking to take it to market, then you need to have them meet with Kedma. With her expertiseâ€™s and contact base, she can help those that have a great idea but do not qualify within bank parameters. She is truly the entrepreneurâ€™s friend.
Kedma is a super woman!!! We attended the 2009 Emerge Oregon program together. Her focus on innovation, small businesses and entrepreneurship led to us having great conversations about future projects given my patent law background. Kedma also taught me a lot about the Jewish faith, for which I am deeply grateful. It was wonderful to develop a deep friendship and come together as Oregon business women. I would highly recommend her!!!
The Portland micro-enterprise community is blessed to have such a passionate dynamo in Kedma working on their behalf. Her advocacy and mentoring empowers people of all backgrounds to take their ideas and dreams and make them reality. She's an inspiration!
Kedma is a well grounded individual with a business sense that we could all learn from, and she uses that business sense to motivate others.
Kedma is an amazing woman. Her grasp of the business world from a marketing and creative process are always spot on. She can thnk around many different situations quickly and I am sure she cannot talk as fast as her mind races....AND She Can TALK !! She is a terrific person - ALWAYS on YOUR side !!!!
To know Kedma is to be amazed by her knowledge, skill, dedication, perseverance and long list of accomplishments. She is a true powerhouse and definitely someone you want in your corner as a proven champion for people who works tirelessly to improve the quality of their lives through the businesses she runs. She has not only helped me personally and our Inventors organization on a number of occasions, she helps many others as well and I whole heartedly recommend her and her services.
Kedma Ough is one of the sharpest and most insightful business women I know. When you want to achieve your goal enough to seek assistance, Kedmaâ€™s extraordinary combination of practical experience and intuition is the very best you can get. Clarity, know-how, creativity and above all the ability to listen are just a few of the profound skills she brings to bear on her clientâ€™s challenges. Opportunities are only turned into wealth through diligence, flexibility, and experimentation. She has helped many people with her wisdom. I have no hesitation in recommending Kedma for anyoneâ€™s endeavor. Brad Smith
Kedma is an innovative, energetic and resourceful business coach and trainer. The successes of her clients speak volumes of her ability and vision.
Kedma is an energetic force catalyzing resources for local inventors. She is a passionate and talented advocate for her constituents, and they are lucky to have her on their side!
Kedma is a highly intelligent, creative, energetic person who is passionate about her work. Highly recommended.
I've conducted workshops at many inventor, incubator & entrepreneur organizations over the past few years (over 1000 participants in 2009 alone). I've observed that the success of these organizations is largely dependent upon the quality and passion of their leadership. MIPO totally rocks and Kedma's leadership is clearly the primary driver of its spectacular success. Watch out world, Kedma is taking the innovation bull by the horns!
I first came to Kedma at MIPO in 2006, seeking insight into how best to take my invention to market. Through MIPO, and Kedma's tutelage, I was able to take maneuver the product through the patent phase, develop a business plan that allowed me to put together a team and raise investment capital, and finally launch our product on the market. It is fair to say that we would not have had the success we've had to date without her help. It is an understatement to say that Kedma replicates my success on a daily basis with numerous other clients as well.
Kedma is well informed and has a positive approach that makes her work seem effortless while she moves mountains and scales tall buildings. She probably isn't technically a super hero, but to me she seems smart, creative, fresh, funny and unstoppable all in the same breath. Working with Kedma is a moving, empowering experience.
Kedma is passionate about sharing her expertise and assisting her clients in achieving their goals. She has a gift of revealing clarity and purpose. Her amazing energy and enthusiasm is contagious!
Kedma applies her knowledge of business, finance and self-employment to her work with her clientele. She is a strong advocate for entrepreneurs with disabilities and is passionate about assisting them to build strong foundations for their fledgling businesses. She is direct but not offensive, warm but not enabling. I recommend her and her staff highly.
Kedma shows her compassion for the entrepreneur as Business Director at AVITA Business Center. She is committed to helping fledgling and existing business owners succeed. It has been my pleasure to work with her on several projects.
Kedma is extremely gifted with such brilliant ideas and concepts , and is able to help a person go above and beyond their expectations concerning their business ventures and endeavors.
I have worked with Kedma in two different capacities, and in two different industries. I first came to appreciate Kedma's professionalism and drive for excellence when she was a new hire trainer on my team at MCIWorldcom. Kedma quickly gained the skills required to plan, facilitate and successfully manage week-long training courses. Many years later I was honored to have Kedma hire me for a USBank Leadership seminar for VPs. During the training session, it was apparent that Kedma's management skills and professional competencies had grown exponentially since her time at MCI. I am honored to say that Kedma is now one of my trusted mentors.
Feasibility Assessments,Â Business Planning andÂ Coaching & Advising
We provide women, minorities, and persons with disabilities with the tools to build thriving businesses.
We are out-of-the box thinkers and as long as its legal nothing is off the table for discussion and
we treatÂ each business like a unique fingerprint tailoring our services to the specific situation.
Feasibility studies can be used in many ways but primarily focus on proposed business ventures. Farmers and others with a business idea should conduct a feasibility study to determine the viability of their idea before proceeding with the development of a business. Determining early that a business idea will not work saves time, money and heartache later.
A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on key points, and prepare for problems and opportunities.Â Unfortunately, many people think of business plans only for starting a new business or applying for business loans. But they are also vital for running a business, whether or not the business needs new loans or new investments. Businesses need plans to optimize growth and development according to priorities.
Product or Service
Strategy and Implementation
Our teamÂ provides immediate results in our coaching sessions. Clients can walk away with one hour of support and have 3 or more action items that will support their goals.
Avita Business Center offers YOU high quality informative training programs and can help with Minority Certifications Programs designed for both visionaries and implementers.
The management process through which goods and services move from concept to the customer. It includes the coordination of four elements called the 4 P’s of marketing:
(1) identification, selection and development of a product,
(2) determination of its price,
(3) selection of a distribution channel to reach the customer’s place, and
(4) development and implementation of a promotional strategy.
Here is what Kedma said to me at the end of our interview: â€œWe have an obligation to show people how to live in a world where they wake up excited every day.â€
I donâ€™t know if Iâ€™ve ever heard someone speak their mission so clearly.
Kedma is a champion for aspiring entrepreneurs and business builders. She overcame her own struggles years ago and figured out how to rise above them with the perspective that she will remove obstacles for anyone that has the desire to succeed.
Kedma is the founder of Avita Business Center and the Executive Director of MIPO, a non-profit organization providing resources, training, and advising to inventors and entrepreneurs.
Kedma has dedicated her life to showing others how to remove obstacles, find available funding and bootstrap businesses with honest straightforward guidance.
As a nationally respected leader, business educator, economic development consultant, and author, her advice has given insight to thousands of entrepreneurs seeking ways to achieve their business goals.
Itâ€™s truly an honor to be featuring Kedma as a guest on this show.
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