Martha Sargent is a retired associate Professor of Business at Western Oregon University. She designed, initiated and taught in the Entrepreneurship program at the university. Martha is the primary author of the Instructor's Guide to Your Business Plan, published and distributed by the Oregon Network of Small Business Development Centers. She is a lead author of NxLevel: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, business training materials published by the Western Entrepreneurial Network, used throughout the United States. In 2004, Martha received Western Oregon University's Excellence in Teaching Award. Martha is a Certified public accountant and former Certified Management Accountant, and received her MBA from Oregon State University.