Guest Blog

An uncertain future

norristhumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

Uncertainty is a part of doing business, whether in through the lens of investment opportunities and risks or the business of running an enterprise.

European Vacation

norristhumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

There are winners and losers with a strengthening U.S. dollar.

The city as startup

011415 citystartup-thumbBY NISHANT BHAJARIA | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Startups in the growth phase are associated with a fresh infusion of capital — human and financial — a curiosity factor and products to disrupt the market and drive demand. Portland’s economy gives off the same aroma.

Why I became an Oregon angel investor

AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.

Protect your business' reputation: Know yourself

051314 thumb reputationBY CASEY BOGGS

This past quarter, we’ve seen an increase in business leaders contacting us concerned about their company’s reputation.

Holiday party pitfalls

BY BRANDY CODY | GUEST BLOGGER

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With the holidays in full swing, many companies are electing to celebrate with their employees by throwing holiday parties. There is always some degree of risk associated with any company-sponsored function.

The power of purpose

BY WENDY MAYNARD | GUEST BLOGGER
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Your ability to prosper as a company is not about what you sell, it's about what you believe. And it should drive everything you do.

 

On lying to the boss

BY TOM COX | BIZ TIPS CONTRIBUTOR

06.14.13 Thumbnail BossI was recently asked, how much do people lie to their bosses, and what can be done about it? Lying to the boss happens constantly across organizations. The one universal constant about lying: people do it to ‘manage’ or manipulate the boss’ reactions.

In today's workforce, a high IQ isn't enough

01.18.13 Thumbnail JobSkillsAbout 53% of CEOs said that they see a lack of skills as a major challenge facing their organization. Nearly 55% of workers feel pressure to acquire new skills. But here’s the catch, only 25% of them actually feel like they are getting the support that they need. It’s simply not working. We’re not preparing for the future if we don’t invest in the present.