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“I look at this project as glass ... glass and steel,” George Heidgerken, new owner of historic Blue Heron Mill site, said. 

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This is terrific advice for early-stage entrepreneurs:

"First you fall in love with your concept, but then you have to get over that and fall in love with your customer," says Caroline Daniels, a lecturer on entrepreneurship at Babson College. "You have to observe what your customers are doing and then build your product around that."

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Some sage advice from The Oracle of Omaha:

“You don't need to be an expert in order to achieve satisfactory investment returns. But if you aren't, you must recognize your limitations and follow a course certain to work reasonably well. Keep things simple and don't swing for the fences. When promised quick profits, respond with a quick ‘no.’"  -Warren Buffet

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Are you looking for a mentor to help you see new opportunities and new ways to approach old business problems? 

Portland’s chapter of SCORE is a good place to look. SCORE’s seasoned volunteers offer their perspective and business experience free of charge to over 4000 local clients annually. 

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We're bankers and business advocates, so naturally we love math. Still, we understand that not everyone shares our passion. But does being mathematically-minded equate to long-term financial success? Here's what the data have to say.

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Oregon's "Gen E" is a new generation of entrepreneurs merging the creative and business worlds, and changing the way we think about leadership. The best part: They're good for our economy.

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Just because your business is a family business doesn't mean merit-based promotion goes out the window. Here's how to institute fair, balanced, and productive merit selection for employees who are family members.

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A look at some of the most common accounting mistakes, and accountants' advice on how to fix them.

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Accounting doesn't have to be overwhelming. Though it's a time-consuming process, there are effective ways to simplify it and break it down into smaller tasks, as the Portland Business Journal outlines here.
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