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Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB |Jan. 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

Portland's Professional Cuddler Opens A Storefront

OPB |Nov. 18, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: Samantha Hess has built a business that she says caters to people who need more cuddling in their lives.

Should Portland Mandate Sick Leave?

Jan. 23, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz has a proposal to mandate all Portland employers offer sick leave to employees.

The $100 Startup

June 07, 2012 9:15 a.m.

Portlander Chris Guillebeau's latest book is all about turning dreams and ideas into a dependable income.

Talking Business

May 30, 2012 9:20 a.m.

We talk with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Employers Unable To Find Skilled Workers

Jan. 12, 2012 9:30 a.m.

Even though unemployment remains high in Oregon, some businesses within the state are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.

The View Point Inn

July 25, 2011 9:45 a.m.

The View Point Inn, a 1920s hotel that once hosted presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, now sits empty after a fire and financial crisis. What will become of this Nationally Registered historic landmark?

Starting Up

July 20, 2011 9:40 a.m.

How do new companies use public and private funds to help get their ideas off the ground?

Box Stores in the City

July 18, 2011 9:30 a.m.

How do national big box stores customize themselves for urban settings?

The Lipstick Economy

May 05, 2011 9:06 a.m.

What's your personal economic indicator?

Creating Sustainable Jobs

Feb. 08, 2011 9 a.m.

What makes a job sustainable?

Southern Oregon's Green Economy

June 23, 2010 9 a.m.

Measuring the economic impact of marijuana in Southern Oregon.

Helping Minority and Women - Owned Businesses

Jan. 08, 2010 8:32 a.m.

How can cities help women and minority-owned businesses thrive?

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