Biz503

Introducing BIZ503: the new Portland-centric startup and small business podcast on PRP.fm. BIZ503 is broadcast 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. Shortly after each broadcast, podcasts are available on iTunes – or wherever you get your podcasts.

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

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

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PODCAST Biz503: The New Networks

Coworking, Meetups, Facebook Groups and the like are The New Networks. Are they working? It’s a question we’ll ask Friday, Nov. 6, on Biz503, the new Portland Radio Project talk show about startups and small businesses in Portland.

There’s … Continue Reading

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Biz503: Homelessness in PDX

Homelessness in Portland, one of America’s most “livable” cities, is an emergency, according to Portland officials. What’s not clear is why the situation is only now being officially considered a crisis, when the number of people sleeping on Portland … Continue Reading