Once the busiest exporter of lumber in the world, the International Port of Coos Bay no longer booms with business, and neither does the area around it. Now the Southwestern coastal area is exploring ways to trade big timber for small businesses generating income from tourism.
Economist Bill Conerly sees the New Cyclicality hitting banking along with the rest of the business community. What does this mean to banks? Greater loan losses, more balance sheet variability, and some human resource challenges.
How can CIOs become more central to the process of setting strategy and direction for an organization? management consultant and author Tom Cox makes the case that the relationship begins with trust --- trust that must be earned.
As the number of foreclosures plateaus, more homeowners are sinking their heels into their properties, refusing to vacate repossessed properties. This is contributing to the bogged down state of the housing market.
The business and political leaders who gathered in a circus tent this morning for Intel's big announcement were almost giddy with optimism, and it's easy to understand why.
Local search is a topic that didn't exist just a few years ago, but now 20% of all Google queries are local searches - and that percentage doesn't even include smartphone searches, which are local by default. It's a big change, and it's only just begun. Here are some tips for making the most of local search to market a business's goods and services.
On Saturday mornings, Beau Monde College of Hair Design in downtown Portland is a hive of energy, with customers coming and going, students honing their skills and even a little dance session to get things started. The scene is emblematic of a niche industry that has grown in Oregon while many others have suffered.
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