Small business and startups

Small business and startups
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.”

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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.

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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.
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Windells sports academy flourishes
September 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
0911_Tactics_03Tim Windell has built a growing action sports wonderland where champions train and wannabes have fun.
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Custom bike manufacturers face challenges in Portland
High Five
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Despite Portland's much-lauded bicycle culture, the local bike manufacturing industry faces many challenges.
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