Biz503

Introducing BIZ503: the new Portland-centric startup and small business talk show on PRP.fm. BIZ503 broadcasts live every Friday at 1:00 p.m. at 99.1 fm (in the heart of Portland) and streams to a worldwide audience at prp.fm. Brought to you by PCC CLIMB Center and Albina Community Bank, which support local startups and small businesses.

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PODCAST Biz503: Should Corporate Taxes be Higher?

Measure 97 – an innocuous name for a contentious proposal to raise corporate taxes in Oregon.

Formally known as Initiative Petition 28, the measure will be presented to Oregon voters on the November ballot. If it passes, Measure 97 would … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Women In Sci/Tech Careers

The statistics change from year to year, but the story they tell is the same: There’s a significant gender gap in technology and science-related fields.

Although women make up roughly half of the U.S. population, they’re a distinct minority in … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Creating Return Customers

In the business world, the most valued customer is a return customer.

The statistics are swimming all over the Internet – although return customers may be only a small fraction of a business customer’s base, they account for an average … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Bootstrapping Your Business

To bootstrap or to fundraise? That is the question entrepreneurs face.

Although seed capital is abundant these days, there are incentives to do it on your own dime. Bootstrappers have more control over their business; they’re forced to be innovative … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz:503 – Portland’s Building Boom

Cranes and construction crew are a common sight in Portland these days, and you can blame it on the building boom. Since the 1980’s our city has been committed to density over sprawl, and now a revitalized market and … Continue Reading

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Biz503: Caring For Older Workers

Older workers bring with them many advantageous qualities: Stability, excellent teamwork skills, good judgment born of experience, and company loyalty, to name a few. So why is long-term unemployment among older workers a major national concern?

According to an Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: The Portland Brand – Authentic Or Not?

Maybe it’s just growing pains, but these days everyone in Portland is talking about how this city is facing down big issues as its population climbs.

The skyline is getting crowded, there’s a critical lack of affordable housing, … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Made in Portland

We like to keep it local in Portland.

It’s a trend that can be blamed on our DYI tenancies, a population full of artists and freethinkers, or maybe the remnants of an Oregon pioneering spirit. There are also artist collaboratives … Continue Reading

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Biz503: All About Employees

Innovative. Collaborative. Supportive. Healthy. Fun.

Does that list sum up your workplace environment? If it does, you’re probably working for one of the growing list of U.S. companies that are starting to invest in employee satisfaction.

It’s not surprising that … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Success as a Solopreneur

Ready to do it all?

Every year more people in the U.S. take a leap of faith and become solopreneurs (solo entrepreneurs). Don’t mistake this as a more kind way of calling someone self-employed (or unemployed). Solopreneurs are those folks … Continue Reading

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Biz503: How to Grow Your Business

Business can be like gardens. Tough to start, they take maintenance, and are full of surprises…but they’re also very rewarding when they grow.

Every business is different, and every entrepreneur has their own vision of success. But there are basic … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Welcome to Cartlandia

Not to brag, but Portland’s food cart scene is nothing short of legendary. At last count, the city totaled over 880 of the miniature restaurants, many gathered in 40-odd groups (dubbed “pods”). They draw hungry locals eager to grab a … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Reinventing Retail

Are you working harder than ever in your retail business, but feel like you’re running in place? With constant changes on the ground and online, shifting consumer trends challenge entrepreneurs to start reinventing the retail industry daily.

According to the … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Food Innovators

Seaweed chips, bacon ice cream, smoked carrots…what’s Oregon’s next great snack?

With the outpouring of tasty creations from foodie-minded entrepreneurs, it’s almost impossible to guess. And driving this movement forward are food innovation hubs – culinary and marketing experiment stations … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Global Trade

Global trade – that’s a subject with deep roots in Portland.

Our city’s economy has long been trade-based – growing from a maritime port to what’s now a transportation hub for the West Coast. We have an array of global … Continue Reading

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Biz503: Portland Startup Week

Portland has increasingly gained traction as a city know for its vibrant tech community, active investors, innovative startups and abundance of talent.  In only a handful of years two companies (the Portland Incubator Experiment and the Portland Seed Fund) … Continue Reading

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Biz503: The Future of Sustainable Building

Sustainable building is on the rise – in Portland and across the world. The global green building market has surpassed $260 billion, and client demand is expected to keep pushing that number higher.

People are turning towards architecture that’s harmonious … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Oregon’s Minimum Wage

On Oregon’s 2016 political to-do list sits a high-profile issue that could shape the state’s economy: The minimum wage.

At $9.25, our state’s minimum wage is the nation’s second-highest. But rising wealth inequality and an aging minimum wage worker demographic … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: Women & Minority Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is being called the next American Dream, and millions are leaving traditional corporate jobs to pursue careers as startup founders. With a 2015 report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor totaling the number of entrepreneurs in the U.S. at 27 … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503: #OregoniansGive

Although free-market Milton Friedman followers believe the only “social responsibility of business is to increase profits,” others disagree – and think businesses owe something back to their communities for using public resources. Luckily, there’s new evidence that doing good not … Continue Reading