Small business and startups

Small business and startups
Rise of the LLCs
October 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008

1008Indicators2In the late ’90s, Oregon filings for new corporations more than doubled the number of limited liability companies (LLCs).

 

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Live-work units: a tiny, happy place for real estate
August 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008

LiveworkUnits

As bad-news headlines for the real estate industry continue month after month, one sliver of the Portland metro and Bend market is actually growing: live-work units, townhomes where the ground floor is dedicated to commercial and the upstairs to living.

 

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Smoking ban pressures bars and restaurants
August 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008

AshtrayCigarette

With the statewide smoke-free workplace law looming, some businesses have decided to ditch their ashtrays early.

 

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Angels arrive in the Gorge
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A new angel investing conference will launch in September in Hood River. Christened the Gorge Angel Conference 2008, it’s the creation of the Hood River County Office of Economic Development, Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and several local partners.

 

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Boosting sales in a down economy
July 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008

CashDrawerFOR SMALL BUSINESSES without large cash reserves, economic downturns can be especially tough. To stay afloat, you need to keep the cash register ringing even when customers are cutting back — and that means thinking outside the box.

 

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