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Wolves vs. livestock an economic issue in Oregon (1)

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 (2)

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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Small Business: Creating and developing business ideas important (3)

April 19, 2015 — 

From a distance, the business world may look like a chessboard of clever ideas, but up close and personal it’s a rugby field of getting things done.Ideas are wonderful, and …

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Legally Speaking: Shielding estate assets from creditor claims (4)

April 12, 2015 — 

I am often asked if creating a living trust will protect assets from creditors. While there are certain special types of irrevocable trusts which are intended to shield assets from …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: Can you delegate your business to death? (5)

April 12, 2015 — 

As we’re growing our local tech startup Carrot well into the 7 figure per year mark we’re hitting some growing pains and big time learning curves. In my previous companies …

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On Biz: Financial advisors open their own office (6)

April 12, 2015 — 

After 20 years of being a financial advisor in the Roseburg branch offices of large international companies, Art Trout is now in a more independent office.Trout opened Trout Wealth Management …

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Small Business: Venture capitalists, angel investors are options to fund a business (7)

April 12, 2015 — 

Last month I wrote about bankability and the things you need to think about when seeking funds from a lender. Think of this article as a brief introduction to the …

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On Biz: Leadership changes at Cascade Community Credit Union (8)

April 5, 2015 — 

Gretchen Koester emphasized it was no joke.After a 33-year career in the credit union business in Roseburg, the chief executive officer of Cascade Community Credit Union retired last Wednesday. That …

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Douglas County real estate market slowly improving (9)

April 5, 2015 — 

The residential real estate market in Douglas County has been steadily growing stronger.According to the Roseburg Multiple Listing Service, pending sales, closed sales and new listings for the first two …

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Chamber Corner: Roseburg Chamber promotes prosperity for its community (10)

April 5, 2015 — 

The Roseburg Area Chamber officially kicked off its year with its annual meeting and awards banquet on Jan. 22. We typically don’t spend much time looking back or focusing on …

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Small Business: Conflict resolution (11)

April 5, 2015 — 

In business, conflict is a common occurrence. Even when we like to have things smooth and easy going, conflict arises and has to be managed or handled. Conflict is as …

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Chamber Corner: Myrtle Creek honors citizens; preps for spring events (12)

March 29, 2015 — 

The opportunity to write for this Chamber Corner column has come around to me again. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve done it (I’m guessing at 8 or …

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On Biz: Successful business offers inspiration (13)

March 29, 2015 — 

Joe and Melissa Sassmen have a business story of survival and success that they wanted to share in hopes of possibly inspiring others who are considering a business venture.The couple …

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Small Business: Positive cash flow key for small business (14)

March 29, 2015 — 

Anyone who ever received a paycheck or paid rent knows what cash flow is. As one manager put it, it’s the “comesins vs. the gazouts,” (what you receive less what …

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Economic study concludes wine industry swirling with success (15)

March 28, 2015 — 

Buying the land and materials to start a vineyard, planting the grape stock, growing and harvesting the grapes, making the wine, attracting consumers to taste it and buy it — …

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Job seekers search for right match (16)

March 22, 2015 — 

A sign on the Express Employment Professionals’ table listed 18 job opportunities. Across the aisle, three job descriptions were displayed on the North River Boats’ table.All up and down the …

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On Biz: Sutherlin soap, lotion business bubbling along (17)

March 22, 2015 — 

Renee Lillie was faced with a decision after five years of splitting her work time between health care and her home soap- and lotion-making business.The demand for her homemade products …

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Small Business: Is your small business bankable? (18)

March 22, 2015 — 

This is one of the most important questions a start-up or existing business might need to consider. Basically a business is bankable if it can obtain all, or a majority, …

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Chamber Corner: Elkton community offers variety of events and services (19)

March 22, 2015 — 

With longer days and warmer weather come opportunities for many special events. Elkton businesses can make yours easy and memorable with varied venues and great food. Elkton Community Education Center …

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Chamber Corner: Yoncalla anticipates a busy lineup of spring activities (20)

March 15, 2015 — 

Spring has come early to North Douglas County and like the weather, activities in Yoncalla are starting to heat up.On April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Yoncalla …

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