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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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On fire

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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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Small business sales go big

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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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Green your workplace

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100Green14logo200oxBY OB STAFF

Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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

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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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