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OSBA Newsletter: Who’s hiring in Oregon?

The latest OSBA newsletter has arrived.   It includes Who’s hiring in Oregon” &  the ” Worst Business PR disasters of 2013″. The newsletter is available to all OSBA supporters.  You can be a supporter by making a donation to Oregon Small Business Association. P.O. Box 23815, Portland, OR, 97281    

Moda Center is big success, don’t spoil it with petition drive

By TJ Reilly, Oregon Small Business Association The renaming of the Rose Garden Arena to the Moda Center is a win-win for everyone. For the Rose Garden It is a long awaited reward which can lead to new businesses filling the vacant stores and even possibilities of bringing in new franchises such as Arena Football […]

Businessweek notes Portland talent recuiting success

By Oregon Small Business Association Businessweek wrote about Portland’s innovative idea to attract new talent. The CEOs of 11 of Portland’s startup tech companies have launched a novel and promising venture: joining forces to recruit new talent into the city instead of poaching software engineers from each other. To kick off the campaign, the group […]

AT&T ahead in wireless speed test

By Oregon Small Business Association, According to Rootmetrics AT&T’s average download speeds are 30% faster than Verizon. At&T may be winnign the speed war, but Verizon has winning the volume contest as they have 93 million subscribers, compared to AT&T’s 71 million. Below is a chart comparing the average download speeds between the three big […]

Washington-based Donuts Inc. emerges as most prolific bidder in Website domain wars

By Oregon Small Business Association Washington-based Donuts Inc. paid almost $56.8 million to apply for 307 top-level Website domain names, the most of any company, more than Google (99) or Amazon (76). The domain name registrar startup paid $185,000 per application. The company that manages the Internet’s address system, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers […]

Online giants eye Oregon: eBay, Cisco, Facebook, SalesForce, Google

By Oregon Small Business Association eBay is enlarging its footprint in downtown Portland, where it established a mobile development operation when it bought Critical Path Software in 2010. It has added dozens of employees since then and lists additional jobs on its website. eBay will occupy a third floor of its building near Portland State University, […]

Retailers Test Same-day Delivery

By Oregon Small Business Association Giant retailers are offering same-day delivery in selected cities to try to gain a competitive edge. Amazon started same-day delivery several years ago, filling orders from its own warehouses. “Amazon created this monster and everyone has had to jump on board to compete,” expert analyst Kerry Rice told the Wall Street […]

Nike Backs Out of Surfing Business

By Oregon Small Business Association Nike Surfing was launched in 2005 to manufacture and market surfing gear, but after seven years, Nike has decided to roll over its surfing business to its Hurley brand. Nike plans to double its investment in surfing, but it will do so by channeling funds and efforts through Hurley, which it […]

Palm Scans Replacing ATM’s?

By Oregon Small Business Association, Biometric scans may become more available as replacements for ATM’s, PIN’s and other personal ID while increasing security and speeding up check-ins and online transactions. Biometric Technology Biometric scanners use personal characteristics and traits to identify a person. Palm prints, used widely by Japanese ATM’s and Australian police, show a relief […]

Nike Facing Stiff Competition from Adidas

By Oregon Small Business Association       When Nike’s shirt deal with the London club Arsenal expires in 2013-4, the German manufacturer Adidas is hoping to lure Arsenal away with a kit-supply bid that will at least double Arsenal’s $21 million annual profits. According to the Telegraph, Arsenal fans buy 800,000 shirts every year, which […]