Small business and startups

Small business and startups
Entrepreneurs take a flying leap
October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS01Craigslist forever changed the world of classified advertising, but anyone who uses the site is aware of its shortcomings. “Buried in the 500 replies you get from India and everywhere else maybe you get 10 people who follow directions and are local,” says Ethan Smith-Gillespie, co-founder of The Program, a Portland design firm. So he and Program co-founder Coe Lottis decided to do something about it.

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West Coast Shoe releases sexy new boots
October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS04Roberta Shoemaker runs a family-owned company that has produced rugged men’s work boots for 92 years. But as the first woman to run West Coast Shoe Co., she has itched to produce a feminine boot line.

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Single-serve wine catches on
October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS05James Martin has his hands full these days. On the heels of an ambitious redevelopment of a downtown historic flour mill into a new wine-tasting room and cultural center, the 46-year-old entrepreneur from The Dalles is pushing a first-of-its-kind new product into the California market, hoping to pioneer the largely untapped “ready-to-drink” market for wine.

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Mysterious makers of cheaper wine
High Five
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Four vintners make up Guild Winemakers, a group that produces affordable wine from high-quality excess fruit and finished wine.
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The florist-farm connection
High Five
Monday, September 27, 2010

Customers at Eugene's three Rhythm & Blooms locations are often unaware that many of the flowers being sold are homegrown by owner Rachel Mordhorst.

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