Small business and startups

Small business and startups
Here to help small businesses
May 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009

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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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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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