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On Biz: Photog expands to new studio in Roseburg (1)

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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Small Business: Nonverbal communication also key to providing good customer service (2)

July 26, 2015 — 

Customer service is the basis of a good company. If a company and its employees understand what the customer wants or needs, the business will carry on and make more …

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Small Business: Success is not final (3)

July 19, 2015 — 

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston ChurchillI love this quote from Winston Churchill. As an aspiring business owner it …

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On Biz: Father, son change careers to sandwich making (4)

July 19, 2015 — 

Ron Osburn was tired of the construction business and his son Andrew Osburn was tired of working long hours.So the two partnered up, made the decision to go into an …

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Chamber Corner: Variety of entertainment on tap in Winston (5)

July 19, 2015 — 

Greetings from beautiful, downtown Winston.Well, here we are in the middle of our concert season. Time does fly, does it not?Jonatha Brooke took the stage Friday night, our Youth Theater …

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Small Business: Use sensible approach to starting new business (6)

July 12, 2015 — 

For those who are contemplating the actual start of a small business, one question often arises. Do I jump in with both feet, or should I approach with caution? Some …

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Legally Speaking: When is a will revoked by marriage? (7)

July 12, 2015 — 

In previous articles, I have discussed various events which would make it advisable to review and update estate planning documents. Marriage is certainly such an event.Oregon law provides that a …

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Building permits rise at fast clip (8)

July 7, 2015 — 

The wood products industry is churning along, even helped by lower log prices. A fall in housing starts should be temporary. A three to four year positive trend in housing …

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On Biz: Brix Chill expands upstairs and out in downtown Roseburg (9)

June 28, 2015 — 

Misty Russell looked at the three brown brick walls that were built in the late 1800s and the sky overhead and had a vision of an outdoor dining area.That was …

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Small Business: Strategic planning the foundation for success (10)

June 28, 2015 — 

The growth and success of many small businesses are started with the development of a strategic plan. A strategic plan can actually fall under many different names, but mostly it …

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Chamber Corner: Elections and legislative sessions have consequences on small businesses (11)

June 28, 2015 — 

I am occasionally asked, “What is a chamber of commerce?” Now, I’ve been involved in chambers — both sides of the desk — for more than 25 years. So, after …

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Job market open for business in Douglas County (12)

June 21, 2015 — 

There are signs in windows — “Help Wanted.”There are job postings in the classified section of The News-Review.Agencies and businesses who deal with the job market and the workforce say …

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On Biz: Powder coating business expands to Green (13)

June 21, 2015 — 

Jake Waddell admits it is hard to believe that he’s expanded his business just three years after becoming the owner of Double R Powder Coating.But the owner of the business …

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Small Business: Lead and manage your company with success (14)

June 21, 2015 — 

“Just wait ‘til I’m the boss....”That sentiment has helped sustain aspiring entrepreneurs through the process of getting their small business up and running. Among the many benefits of small business …

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Chamber Corner: Myrtle Creek-Tri City looks forward to festive summer (15)

June 21, 2015 — 

Hello again.It’s my turn to give an update about what’s happening with our Myrtle Creek~Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce. Today is special because it’s not only the first day …

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Legally Speaking: You can easily amend your will (16)

June 14, 2015 — 

Recently, a man came to our office inquiring what would be involved in amending his will.This is usually a simple procedure and we do it with a document called a …

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Timber Report: Housing starts up 20 percent, unsold home inventory dropped (17)

June 14, 2015 — 

Editor’s Note: The Timber Report that was printed in last Sunday’s Business pages of The News-Review was outdated. The May report follows.Mortgage interest rates remain favorable, and home value is …

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On Biz: Precious water: be efficient, be grateful (18)

June 14, 2015 — 

If and when it rains here, don’t complain.Many people prefer and enjoy days of 70- and 80-degree weather. But lately there’s been too many of those, including this last week …

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Chamber Corner: Websites feature Elkton, home of new businesses (19)

June 14, 2015 — 

When Elkton was young, in the mid-1800s, a visit from almost anywhere to the little town beside the Umpqua River was an arduous journey by foot, horse or wagon. But …

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Small Business: Summer vacation? What vacation for small business owner (20)

June 14, 2015 — 

Summer vacation – what vacation?Running a business can be a 24/7 job and business owners are notoriously bad at taking time off. Polls show that less than half of small …

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