Small business and startups

Small business and startups
It’s a small world
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

CamiOetmanWhen the going gets tough, microenterprises get going. The down economy is proving a great time for entrepreneurs to take business into their own hands

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The vast underground economy grows in Oregon - and globally
April 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009

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Oregon's $18 billion underground economy is exploding as the recession pushes more transactions under the table.

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102 years later, still shucking along
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
oysterphoto.jpgLouis C. Wachsmuth opened his first oyster at age 5. Twenty-five years later, in 1907, the boy from Oysterville, Wash., moved to Portland and with business partner L. Roland Mills opened a seafood store that would prove resilient enough to survive the Great Depression, multiple recessions, both World Wars and a volatile restaurant scene.
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Huge patent backlog saps research and startup energy
March 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
The staggering 770,000 patent backlog at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is sapping the energy behind research development and startups in Oregon.
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Graphic: Western states' small-biz pay grows in '08
February 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
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