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1 OSU professor develops a better anti-depressant
2 Powerlist: Financial Planning firms
3 Oregon economic indicators as of December 2009
4 Employment ads get the axe
5 Deal Watch: Translation company finds opportunity
6 The 2010 List: 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
7 Employees on not-so-great workplaces
8 Secrets to employee satisfaction
9 The 100 Best Companies: By the numbers
10 Best companies provide care, leadership and fun
11 No housing in Pendleton
12 Local designer leads sewing revolution
13 Oregon's romance industry grows
14 Mercy Corps misses out on text giving
15 Portland developer builds app business
16 Precision Castparts grows with 15th acquisition
17 "Economic gardening" nurtures small businesses
18 Oregon's first crafts guild launches
19 Stagecraft Industries serves Northwest productions
20 Intel hones green-power strategy
21 Laika plans next act after successful year
22 Recession creates buyback boom
23 Floating homes weather housing crisis
24 Learning.com improves classroom teaching
25 Best practices weathering the storm
26 Economy doesn't stop 100 Best
 

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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

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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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
03.06.14 thumb pacfoodsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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On fire

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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Buy the book

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


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Tech makes the world go round

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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