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Common Cents: Risk is a four-letter word in investment (1)

May 24, 2015 — 

When it comes to investing, you may have heard the phrase ‘the greater the risk, the greater the reward.’ Of course, it could also mean the greater potential loss. The …

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Small Business: Innovation, then execution, can lead to business success (2)

May 24, 2015 — 

“Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices.” — Lewis Duncan, former dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Innovation is usually used to describe ways of …

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Entrepreneurial spirit invades The Loft in downtown Roseburg (3)

May 17, 2015 — 

Kody Kellom’s business focuses on archery videos. Wardee Harmon’s business is all about the fundamentals of traditional cooking of natural foods. Aaron Larsen’s business works to help individuals and companies …

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Small Business: Identifying your niche market’s sweet spot (4)

May 17, 2015 — 

The most successful businesses are the ones that have found their niche market or sweet spot. The niche market differs from business to business and area to area. Just because …

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On Biz: Chi’s Garden happy in new location (5)

May 17, 2015 — 

Nervousness was eventually replaced by happiness for the Chi family, but it took a couple months.The Chis closed their restaurant at 528 S.E. Stephens St. in Roseburg on Feb. 15 …

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Chamber Corner: Oakland celebrates completion of recreational projects (6)

May 17, 2015 — 

Ah ... success in Oakland!Oakland recently enjoyed the completion and celebration of two major recreational projects which were years in the making. On May 1, most of the Children’s Play …

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Legally Speaking: Review estate laws and update trusts (7)

May 10, 2015 — 

The following is a discussion of a case which was litigated in Coos County.In 1992, Cecilia and Robert established two separate revocable living trusts. Cecilia and Robert had three children: …

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Senior Umpqua Valley Christian students create Boodie business (8)

May 10, 2015 — 

DIXONVILLE — The assignment: Create a usable product that was not already on the market.The process: Brainstorm to find a new item that would appeal to the younger generation.The product: …

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Small Business: Fundamental rules of business benefit entrepreneurs (9)

May 10, 2015 — 

Do you dream about starting a business and/or making a million dollars? Believe me, you can if you are able to recognize the limitless opportunities and potentials around you and …

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On Biz: Roseburg vet clinic celebrates with expansion (10)

May 10, 2015 — 

Just in time to be celebrated along with National Pet Week, an expansion project at Bailey Veterinary Clinic in Roseburg was completed.The 1,000-square-foot addition to the 65-year-old business on Garden …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: This isn’t a practice round ... make your mark (11)

May 10, 2015 — 

BEEEEEP.... BEEEEEEP.... BEEEEEP. My alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. and I promptly reached over to my night stand, grabbed my phone and tapped it all in one fell swoop …

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Small Business: Just a little about crowdfunding (12)

May 3, 2015 — 

When someone needs cash for a new venture, there are many ways to get it. Most people either dip into their personal savings account or borrow funds from friends and …

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On Biz: Roseburg pub serves up new owners (13)

May 3, 2015 — 

After 26 years of serving up food and drink to customers at Little Brothers Pub, owner Sharon Shearer has retired.During a break from yard work Friday afternoon, she said she’ll …

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Umpqua area wineries, owners receive high marks (14)

April 26, 2015 — 

Two Douglas County wineries, their respective owners and the Umpqua Valley wine area have all seen a fruitful start to 2015.Earl and Hilda Jones, owners of Abacela Winery of Winston, …

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Common Cents: Don’t get burned by rising interest rates (15)

April 26, 2015 — 

For more than three decades bond investing has been a relatively safe bet. Maybe you didn’t make a bunch of money, but they didn’t lose a lot either. It’s been …

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Small Business: Learning how to manage business change a key to success (16)

April 26, 2015 — 

Change is the only real constant for small business and learning how to manage change can be a key to success for both the business and the employees within the …

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On Biz: Photog moves studio to downtown Roseburg (17)

April 26, 2015 — 

As the foot traffic through her Roseburg house to her home photography studio increased, Chandra Korthof began to think about moving her business to a store front. Her patient husband …

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Chamber Corner: Sutherlin busy with activities, expansion and events (18)

April 26, 2015 — 

In volunteer, community-minded Sutherlin we have many civic groups and individuals who give much of their time and talent because they feel it’s the right thing to do. We offer …

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Wolves vs. livestock an economic issue in Oregon (19)

April 19, 2015 — 

Ever since the grey wolf was reintroduced into the U.S. in Idaho and Montana in 1995, there has been concern by livestock owners about predation on their animals by the …

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Chamber Corner: Business developments, festivities highlight Winston’s news (20)

April 19, 2015 — 

Hello to all. A new vapor store is opening soon. Two new stores have new owners and Pacific Fitness is expanding into new quarters at the corner of Oak and …

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