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Law and Legal

65 small Oregon and SW Washington employers honored: Top Workplaces 2023

Here are the top 65 small employers – each with 99 or fewer employees – in Oregon and/or Southwest Washingon, celebrated in this year’s Top Workplaces competition. Energage, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s research partner for Top Workplaces, selected and ranked the winners based on the results of employee engagement surveys. This is the 12th year of the […]

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Law and Legal

Small business owners should consult legal experts about coming changes in laws,

A July 2023 Statista survey of American small business owners showed about ten percent of respondents identify government regulations as the biggest problem they face today. This number is an increase from July 2022, when government regulations were the biggest concern for five percent of small business owner respondents. This increase comes at a time […]

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B&F Magazine

15 Smart And Informative Finance-Focused Resources For Small Businesses

As a small-business owner, it’s important to find high-quality information and educational resources you can trust to help you overcome common obstacles and achieve success. These resources may include finance-focused resources such as magazines, podcasts or blogs that aim to educate business owners about how to make the right financial decisions. With the large number […]

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B&F Magazine

Small Business Success Column: What is a worker cooperative? | Top Stories

At the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we have been getting a lot of questions recently about Worker Cooperatives, especially because of the successful transition of a local north country business, Ward Lumber, to a Worker Cooperative, and because COVID has accelerated many business owners’ plans to retire. Along with other resources in the area […]

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The biggest small business story of 2021? Blockchain | Gene Marks

When you read about all the stories around small businesses in 2021 a few general themes quickly appear. Inflation. Supply chain. Labor shortages. Covid. All true. All relevant. All important. But all these stories are relatively short term. Inflation will, someday, be under control again. Shipping will catch up. Labor will come and go. Covid […]

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