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1 Next: microchips restore eyesight
2 Powerlist: Oregon foundations
3 2011 List: 100 Best Nonprofits To Work For in Oregon
4 Oregon's number 1 nonprofits
5 Vernonia stakes future on new school
6 How open source got its groove back
7 The state we're in: lumber production
8 Oregon economic indicators as of July 2011
9 Oregon wind power gains velocity
10 State sticks with solar as price plummets
11 Temp firms boost jobs in Washington County
12 No cars make for an inviting street scene
13 Are green buildings really saving energy?
14 Smart cases for smartphones
15 B Corps grow in Oregon
16 Firefighting business is volatile
17 Trash to cash: Agilyx turns waste plastic into crude oil
18 Business support for nonprofits grows
19 When good business meets good works
20 Video: 100 Best Nonprofits 2011
 

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Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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How to handle the unexpected

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