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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 11: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Did you know that women start businesses at twice the rate of men, yet receive less than three percent of venture capital?

That fact, and other disparities, led a team of savvy entrepreneurs to launch Xxcelerate Fund, the Portland-based … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 10: OR Winter Sports Industry

Perhaps you’ve noticed it’s wintertime out there! But while there might have been some awfully cold days in the valley recently, that doesn’t necessarily translate to good skiing up on Mount Hood.

In fact, the weather has been pretty dreadful … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 9: Retailers Surviving the Internet Era

Today we’re discussing the survivors. Not the reality show but retail survivors, local businesses that keep their heads above water even as so many of us paddle over to Amazon to order every product imaginable delivered to our door.

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Cybercast Oregon | Episode 03: Online Reputation

Cybercast Oregon is supported by Mount Hood Community College Small Business Development Center, where they work every day to open opportunities for the entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. You can get started on your quest to business success HERE

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 8: Changes to the Central Eastside

From milestones like OMSI to the Tilikum Crossing, the recent transformation of Portland’s Central Eastside is dramatic. The previously-industrial area now features tall residential buildings near the Burnside Bridge and new office buildings near the Hawthorne Bridge.

After actively preserving … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 7: Empowering Women in Tech

The tech industry, innovative and as it might see itself, has not always been the most modern in its views of gender within its own work. As if we needed more proof, the now infamous “Google memo” bears … Continue Reading

Cybercast Oregon | Episode 02: The Privacy Paradox

Cybercast Oregon is supported by Mount Hood Community College Small Business Development Center, where they work every day to open opportunities for the entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. You can get started on your quest to business success HERE

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 6: The Portland Mercado, A Year and a Half In

Today we’re devoting an entire episode to the Portland Mercado, a unique Latino public market at 72nd and Foster in Southeast Portland. That’s just a mile up the street from our studios here at Portland Radio Project, in a … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 5: Do It Yourself – Maker Spaces

Let’s say you’re a sculptor or woodworker, but you don’t have the equipment or the even all the skills yet. You might be able to use a makerspace, a collaborative workspace where folks with an idea can find the tools, … Continue Reading

Cybercast Oregon | Episode 01: You’ve Been Hacked

“Have I been hacked?”

The question has probably crossed your mind at some point. And the data – even crunched conservatively – suggests that your likelihood of being hit by a cyber threat is high. And with a greater abundance … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 4: More Than a Business – Social Entrepreneurs

Portland is home to a growing number of social entrepreneurs – business owners who make a social mission part if their bottom line. They saw a societal problem, and they saw business as a solution, as a way to actively Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Ep. 3: State of the Food Carts

Food carts are everywhere in this city. Depending on whom you believe and how you count, there are somewhere between 500 and 700 of them scattered across Portland. They sit alone on parking lots next to bars. They congregate in … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Ep 2 Vancouver Rising

Maybe this week’s episode should be called Biz360, since it’s all about Vancouver, Washington.

Portland’s neighbor to the north, across the Columbia River, annoyed for years by its moniker as a “bedroom” community to Portland, Vancouver is now part of … Continue Reading

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PODCAST Biz503 Built Up Oregon

“There is definitely something about brand Portland that has taken a meteoric rise in our world – in terms of relevance, our lifestyle, our values. When we choose to live a bit more balanced, or more holistically, what we do … Continue Reading

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New Season for Biz503 Podcast

Listen to Biz503, the Portland-centric podcast for startups and small businesses, as we launch another exciting season of PDX-area business news.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of any community – providing the vast majority of new jobs, and comprising

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Biz503 Podcast: Making Your First Sale

making your first sale

Sales cycle, prospects, warm vs. cold leads…the world of selling can look overwhelming to someone new to the game. And for folks launching startups or planning to open a business, it can be the one area that appears hardest to

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Biz503 Podcast Preview: Making Your First Sale

Sales cycle, prospects, warm vs. cold leads…the world of selling can look overwhelming to someone new to the game. And for folks launching startups or planning to open a business, it can be the one area that appears hardest to … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: Marketing 101 for Startups

Marketing 101 for Startups

Ah, marketing…it makes the wheels of business go ’round and ’round. And yet it’s an aspect in business-building that many entrepreneurs (who are more interested in making than marketing) miss out on.

The internet is full of quipy and

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Biz503 Podcast Preview: Marketing 101 for Startups

Ah, marketing…it makes the wheels of business go ’round and ’round. And yet it’s an aspect in business-building that many entrepreneurs (who are more interested in making than marketing) miss out on.

And it shows when sales suffer, new … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: How to Build a Business

how to build a business

So you want to launch a business.

First question to ask yourself: Are you sure you’re ready?

That’s not to say you’re not a fantastically savvy entrepreneur, or that there’s reason to assume your venture will crash and burn. But

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