Small business and startups

Small business and startups
Artisan soap's sudsy success
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_Soap_02Oregonians are buying artisan, whether it is gloves they purchase from a crafter on the website Etsy, home-brewed beer they buy from a co-worker, or specialty cheese they pick up at a farmer’s market. Add to the list: handcrafted bar soap.

Read more...
 
Company composts pet waste
December 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1211_PoopComposting_02When Steve Dreiling took over son Lance Donavan’s Green Pet Compost Company in early 2011 it had 100 clients. It now has 200 residential clients in the Portland metro area (as well as Gig Harbor, Wash., where Dreiling lives) and 10-12 commercial clients, including the Stay Pet Hotel and Sniff Dog Hotel in Portland.

Read more...
 
Barhyte Specialty Foods' success
November 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1111_Tactics_01Chris Barhyte keeps a stack of unopened letters in his offices from would-be buyers of the family business. “I don’t even open them any more,” he says. “I’m just not interested in selling. I’d probably have to put on a suit.”

Read more...
 
If the glove fits
November 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

1111_IfTheGloveFitsIt’s pink, sleek, and form-fitting, the inside lined with a layer of rayon for extra comfort. It costs 30% more than similar products, but research says women will pay it for added comfort. And part of the sales of the $2.99 product will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.

Read more...
 
Seed synergy
November 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
1111_SeedSynergy_01The Portland Seed Fund turns the startup launch into a team sport, with the goal of doing a lot with a little.
Read more...
 


Page 49 of 90