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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Few are more over the snow than Portland’s small businesses

It's been fun, Mother Nature. Every snowman, snow angel and snowshoe run. But small shops are ready to get back to business. | Photo by James Schumacher via Flickr.

January 17, 2017 - 6:44pm

Do female-led businesses have more challenges in raising capital?

As a partner & co-founder of Foster City, Calif.-based Scale Venture Partners and the co-chair of the National Venture Capital Association Inclusion & Diversity Task Force, Kate Mitchell believes the venture capital industry needs to get practical about solutions to help women-led businesses connect with investors, and vice versa.|Photo courtesy of Scale Venture Partners.

 
January 16, 2017 - 11:59am

The business of race and place in today's communities

Joy Alise Davis, CEO and founding partner of Design+Culture Lab, seeks to bring about positive community change by researching the intersection of race, place and culture. | Photo courtesy of Joy Alise Davis.

January 13, 2017 - 4:42pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jessi Duley

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ashley Nell Tipton

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Wendy Lane Stevens

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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

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