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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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