Small business and startups

Small business and startups
A clever card snark
June 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009

ATSSnarkyIt’s 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday evening and the Triple Nickel bar on Southeast Belmont in Portland is relatively quiet. A woman dressed in bright red walks up to a table of people and makes a pitch: “Hi, I’m Alisa Star and I make brutally honest greeting cards.”

 

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Start me up
High Five
Friday, May 22, 2009

The bad economy boosts the number of startups.

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Here to help small businesses
May 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009

opensign

There's no shortage of economic woe right now, and maybe you’ve been caught in it.

 

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Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled heels
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

ShoeRepairNeed those Italian leather loafers or well-worn hiking boots resoled? Don’t be surprised if you wait three weeks for the repair.

 

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High prices, bad economy create gold rush for pawnshops
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Near record-high gold prices are drawing growing numbers of cash-strapped Oregonians to the state’s pawn shops with items ranging from the sentimental — pocket watches — to the odd — gold nuggets and dental crowns.

 

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