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Small Business: Entrepreneurship gradually moving across the country (1)

October 19, 2014 — 

Entrepreneurship is moving its way across our country and community colleges are leading the challenge to get students and budding entrepreneurs the information they need to develop, start and manage …

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Chamber Corner: Make your vote count in November (2)

October 19, 2014 — 

Like many in Douglas County, sports have always been part of my world. As a child, Sunday afternoons were all about NFL football. Of course, we only got two and …

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On Biz: Longtime Roseburg plumber drained, sells and retires (3)

October 19, 2014 — 

Pat and Rosemarie Rokus recently retired for a second time, and they don’t plan to return to work this time. The longtime owners of Rokus Plumbing and Heating in Roseburg …

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Basics of Business: Questions to ask before you start a business (4)

October 12, 2014 — 

What’s the first thing to do if you are considering starting a small business? Ask more questions. That sounds like a rather flip answer, but it’s so true. Success in …

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Douglas County’s hazelnut and wine grape crops are plentiful (5)

October 12, 2014 — 

The harvest of hazelnuts and wine grapes has overflowed plenty of bins in the last month or so for central Douglas County growers. The sweeping up of nuts and grape …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: Are you charging enough or too little? (6)

October 12, 2014 — 

My first “real” business effort (other than buying rental properties) was doing what I called “marketing consulting.” I was fresh out of college with a fancy degree in marketing and …

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Chamber Corner: Community events, activities continue in Myrtle Creek-Tri City area (7)

October 12, 2014 — 

It was another very busy summer in the Myrtle Creek-Tri City area for our Chamber of Commerce, the Myrtle Creek Lions Club and the Main Street Myrtle Creek Association. The …

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OnBiz: Retiree swings into golf cart business in Roseburg (8)

October 5, 2014 — 

Mike Tavenner is in the swing of being a small business owner in Douglas County. But instead of working on golf clubs, he’s working on golf carts. Tavenner opened Mike’s …

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Small Business: Is government contracting a fit for your business? (9)

October 5, 2014 — 

If you are looking for a direction in which to expand your business, you may want to consider government contracting. If you aren’t sure that your company provides anything that …

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On Biz: Retiree opens antique business in Oakland (10)

September 28, 2014 — 

After years of being a log scaler and rancher, Glen Good turned his attention to an entirely different profession. He and his wife Lisa Good opened Oakland Flour Mill Antiques …

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Chamber Corner: Yoncalla spruces up its community, preps for craft fair (11)

September 28, 2014 — 

Moving into fall is a good time to reflect on the summer accomplishments and to take a brief look at upcoming events. The Yoncalla Fourth of July Festival was a …

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Small Business: Diversifying for survival (12)

September 28, 2014 — 

Toni Clough Small Business …

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Century Ranch: Family stays true to ranching tradition (13)

September 28, 2014 — 

YONCALLA — Don Kingery Jr. feels some pressure as he works and manages the Kingery Ranch. The same pressure felt by his father Don Kingery Sr. and possibly the family’s …

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Chamber Corner: Gillirose Vineyards adds flavor to the Elkton area (14)

September 28, 2014 — 

Elkton welcomed its newest wine tasting room and five private label wines at Gillirose Vineyards this summer. Gillian Seitz, owner of Gillirose Vineyards, said, “These wines are a tribute and …

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Chamber Corner: Riddle schedule filled with fall and winter activity (15)

September 21, 2014 — 

Fall came quickly upon us; even though the weather says “Summer,” the calendar is saying “Fall!” With school starting, it seems a good time to remind everyone of the importance …

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Basics of Business: Use the web for your small business start-up (16)

September 21, 2014 — 

The Internet has become the world’s biggest shopping center, a 24/7 marketplace where people can shop for any product or service from anywhere. It’s also the perfect place for entrepreneurs …

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Chamber Corner: Coast a busy place from Dunefest to fishing (17)

September 14, 2014 — 

It’s been a wonderful summer in Reedsport/Winchester Bay. The weather has been close to perfect for weeks, with warm days in the low 80s and very little rain. None of …

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On Biz: RAIN provides boost for new businesses (18)

September 14, 2014 — 

It’ll soon be raining money and benefits for a couple of new businesses or business ideas. If you’re interested in giving your business or idea a boost, then submit an …

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Matching job market with workforce a challenge in Douglas County (19)

September 14, 2014 — 

The front page of the classified section of The News-Review has been full of job openings. The list includes welders, fabricators and mechanics, truck drivers and therapists, caregivers and case …

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Legally Speaking: Wills and trusts lose potency when on the shelf too long (20)

September 14, 2014 — 

The following is based on a case that occurred in Lane County. In the 1990s, Opal executed and funded a trust. Opal had no children. At the time the trust …

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