Small business and startups

Small business and startups
Puralytics sees strong demand
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Beaverton-based Puralytics' new water purification system SolarBag is in high demand.

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At 26, "my businesses are my life"
July/August 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012

0712 Dispatches YoungInnovatorHe runs a successful business growing and selling exotic coral from around the world. He gets fabric from China and has it sewn into cloth flowerpots at a factory in the Philippines, which he then imports and sells nationwide. And yet 26-year-old Ian McMenamin failed his international distribution class at the University of Oregon three times.

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Back to the future
July/August 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012

0712 GamePlan SawyerPaddlesOver the past 20 years, Pete Newport has worked as a kayak instructor, marketing manager for Pepsi-Cola and owner of Bend-based Breedlove Guitar Company, which he grew to $10 million in sales before selling the company in 2010. Now Newport is embarking on yet another venture, as president of Talent-based Sawyer Paddles & Oars.

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Burger built
July/August 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012

0712 BurgerBuilt 01Good burger joints aren't rare, but Little Big Burger in Portland stands out for its big profits and rapid expansion.

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Climbing the startup ladder
July/August 2012
Monday, July 09, 2012

0712 GamePlan LadderTite 02Ron Gandy and his son, Justin, were well into the development of their ladder-safety device, Ladder-Tite, in 2011 when Justin unexpectedly passed away at age 21. The loss nearly derailed the entire endeavor.

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