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Career Path: Home Depot exec makes 'crazy good turn' to podcasts

Brad Shaw works on his podcast, "Crazy Good Turns." | ​Photo courtesy of Crazy Good Turns

March 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

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

Chris Sarles

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Cascade Locks company aims to turn potential trash into closet treasures

Since the fall, The Renewal Workshop has been taking damaged and defective clothing from partner apparel manufacturers – otherwise destined for a landfill – then cleaning, repairing and readying the items for sale. | Photo courtesy of The Renewal Workshop

February 19, 2017 - 10:59am

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

Kelley Picasso

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Forensic accountant uncooks company books

Tiffany Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE, is a Washington-based forensic accountant who has spent the last 12 years operating as a “sleuth with an adding machine.” | Photo courtesy of Tiffany Couch.

February 12, 2017 - 6:16pm

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

Avni Patel Thompson

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

Chris Knox

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Women business owners explain special set of challenges

Holly Tachovsky, CEO and co-founder of Austin-based BuildFax, believes that the quality of a company's idea and management team are more important than whether it is run by a woman. | Photo courtesy of BuildFax.

January 26, 2017 - 1:55pm

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

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