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Business news covering the entrepreneurial culture and new business ventures.

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

Matthew "Griff" Griffin

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Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

PDX Pop Up Shops launch Downtown retailers

Now in its seventh year, the PDX Pop Up Shops program continues to welcome seasonal shoppers as it strives to boost the energy of retailers in Downtown Portland. | Photo courtesy of PDX Pop Up Shops.

November 22, 2016 - 2:03pm

MBDA Business Center in Tacoma helps minority-owned enterprises flourish

The MBDA is connecting Cassandra Williams to the right resources to grow her Love by the Slice Baking and Catering Company. I Photo by Georgena Frazier.

November 22, 2016 - 12:43pm

‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

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

John Connor

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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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New Rover report card puts pet parents’ minds at ease

Rover dog walker Madisyn Schultz uses the new report card app on daily excursions with her pet pals. | Photo by Miles Erickson.

November 8, 2016 - 10:06am

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

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