Small business and startups

Small business and startups
Small businesses get BOOST
High Five
Friday, June 04, 2010
The legislature has instituted a new loan and grant program, called BOOST, aimed at supporting small businesses and creating jobs.
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Family goes independent to save cranberry farm
High Five
Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Vincent Cranberries hopes its $8-a-bottle organic juice will be more profitable than an Ocean Spray partnership.

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The Original Pancake House ignores the competition
June 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010

0610_Tactics01The Original Pancake House has an unusual business playbook: the family plan.

It's certainly an unusual business playbook: buy only the best ingredients, don’t keep track of food costs, don’t advertise, don’t crunch numbers, don’t chase trends, ignore the competition, value relationships over profit, don’t answer the phone, worship butter. Don’t change. Anything. Ever.

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So many apps: Mobspot helps users choose
June 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010

0610_ATS01There are more than 185,000 apps and growing in Apple’s App Store, and users are feeling overwhelmed. In April Ben Jacobsen of Portland startup Mobspot and three co-founders launched a social network for app users that works with Facebook and Twitter to show which apps your friends are using.

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eROI prepares for a leap
June 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010

0610_ATS05After distinguishing itself as one of Oregon’s fastest-growing private companies in 2007, the 46-employee Portland-based e-marketing firm eROI saw its growth slow through 2008 and 2009. But don’t blame the recession.

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