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1 University of Oregon stadium events sizzle
2 Hot and cold energy
3 Powerlist: Financial planning firms
4 100 Best Category Winners and Methodology
5 The 2011 List: Top 33 Small Companies to Work For in Oregon
6 The 2011 List: Top 34 Medium Companies to Work For in Oregon
7 The 2011 List: Top 33 Large Companies to Work For in Oregon
8 The 100 Best by the numbers
9 Profiles of the 2011 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
10 State bank idea evolves
11 The State We're In: electricity usage
12 Oregon economic indicators as of December 2010
13 Planting seeds for younger farmers
14 Outlet space expands
15 Jobs bill gets little support in Salem
16 Biomass fits and starts
17 State ramps up Israeli connections
18 Higher ed costs double—or more
19 Dealwatch- March 2011
20 Roasters cope with rising coffee costs
21 Oregon commodities rebound in 2010
22 Erickson looks to China to save IPO
23 Film industry moves into Southern Oregon
24 Young developers build a mobile app for the bar scene
25 Collins steers Blount into a promising future
26 Workplaces fall short of expectations
27 Want greatness? Listen up
 

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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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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Eking out a living

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It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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


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Workplace benefits

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Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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The future of money

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An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


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