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On Biz: Home payroll business opens in cool Elkton (1)

August 30, 2015 — 

Elkton had a coolness, as in the climate, that the Birks liked.So after Russ Birk retired from his landscape maintenance business and the couple were looking to leave the heat …

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Chamber Corner: Yoncalla has enjoyed a summer of safe, fun activities (2)

August 30, 2015 — 

The end of August is a good time to reflect on the summer accomplishments and to take a brief look at upcoming events.The Yoncalla 4th of July Festival was a …

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Small Business: What defines a small business or mid-market or micro-business? (3)

August 30, 2015 — 

There are only 500 Fortune 500 Companies, and 1,000 Fortune 1,000 companies. There are several common terms that identify what category a small business may fit into, such as Middle …

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Retirees patient with roller coaster market (4)

August 30, 2015 — 

Last Monday the U.S. stock market fell 1,089 points and on Tuesday it went down another 205.That marked six straight days of dramatic selling, totaling a decline of 1,900 points …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: Don’t be a bottleneck in your own company (5)

August 30, 2015 — 

It’s crazy how fast the summer flew by. My last column in June was about Celebrating Your Successes and that column isn’t more true than it is today. As the …

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On Biz: Roseburg bookstore transitions to new owner (6)

August 23, 2015 — 

The transition of employee to owner seems to becoming a trend at While Away Books.Karen Tolley started the book store and after 10 years, sold it to employee Peggy Cheatham. …

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Umpqua Valley ranchers forage for more knowledge (7)

August 23, 2015 — 

The final session of the 10-week forage management class ended, but several of the students weren’t ready to quit learning.These students were Douglas County land and livestock owners and were …

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Chamber Corner: Water, paving projects under way in Riddle (8)

August 23, 2015 — 

Brown is the new Green in Riddle these days.Due to drought conditions in the county, the city of Riddle has enacted a voluntary water restriction, hoping to curtail water usage …

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Small Business: Are you ready for what’s next? (9)

August 23, 2015 — 

“The only constant in life is change”. More true than in a small business. Regardless of what things were like when you began serving customers, it’s quite likely that conditions …

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On Biz: Taking pride in Douglas County (10)

August 16, 2015 — 

When traveling outside of Douglas County, there is always a sense of pride when the Roseburg Forest Products, Swanson Lumber or Murphy Plywood stamp is seen on units of wood …

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Chamber Corner: Sutherlin welcomes new businesses; honors its citizens (11)

August 16, 2015 — 

The City of Flags is enjoying a rebranding and rebirth with new businesses opening, tourism increasing and new events creating excitement for the local economy. Cedar Ridge Galleries is a …

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Small Business: Getting past the ‘no’ key in business (12)

August 16, 2015 — 

There are many challenges when beginning the entrepreneur adventure. Starting a business comes with many challenges, including hearing the word “no.” The word “no” comes in many forms like “No, …

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Legally Speaking: Who decides what to do with Dad’s ashes? (13)

August 9, 2015 — 

Upon a person’s death, disposition of the person’s bodily remains may be directed by the following individuals in order of priority: 1. The spouse of the decedent; 2. An adult …

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On Biz: New business tells stories in stone (14)

August 9, 2015 — 

As a teenager, Hailey Dory started a rock collection while on a family backpacking trip in Wyoming.But then the question was - What to do with the rocks?Dory’s mother turned …

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Small Business: How do you grow your business? (15)

August 9, 2015 — 

The Dictionary for Accounting Terms defines capacity as the ability to produce during a given period of time, with an upper limit of imposed availability of space, machinery, labor, material …

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Chamber Corner: Oakland looking forward to activities, including vision discussion (16)

August 9, 2015 — 

Saturday, Aug. 15, the city of Oakland will be all-dressed-up in quilts as the third annual Quilt Show takes place. Beautiful examples of the old-fashioned art of quilting will be …

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Timber Industry Report (17)

August 9, 2015 — 

July 31, 2015Like last winter, extreme weather has hit again, this time in the form of a hot weather and serious localized forest fires. Markets and demand for wood products …

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Chamber Corner: Canyonville center project continues; events coming up (18)

August 2, 2015 — 

The Canyonville Area Chamber of Commerce is now halfway through Phase II of renovating the Canyonville Youth Center at the corner of 1st and Pine streets to create a Community …

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Small Business: Preparedness for the unexpected is most important in business (19)

August 2, 2015 — 

In my opinion, one of the most neglected attributes of many leaders and entrepreneurs is preparedness. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare you are preparing to …

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On Biz: Photog expands to new studio in Roseburg (20)

July 26, 2015 — 

Teri Bay remembers her own teen years when she worked at looking her best and feeling good about herself.Now as a professional photographer and owner of Teri Bay Photography, the …

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