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Archive for June, 2010

NIKE missed shoe trend

Shoe trend catches Nike Off Guard, but expect a classic NIKE rebound Nike, the footwear innovator, originally scoffed at the idea of the new trend in toning shoes. Now it seems they are paying the price for a missed opportunity as business is booming for the popular women’s athletic shoes with sales up 25% for […]

San Francisco Home Values Rise 50%, What About Portland?

San Francisco Home Values Rise 50%, What About Portland? By Oregon Small Business Association In San Francisco, home and condominium sales jumped 50 percent in the first quarter of 2010 from last year. According to a multiple listings analysis by Terradatum, the median price rose 5.4 percent, to $685,000. The Bay Area home values increased […]

Portland lost 23,000 jobs

Oregon Small Business Association, Portland lost 23,000 jobs according to the U.S. Census Bureau. suffering a 2.82% decline. The greatest declines came from Las Vegas, Wichita, Sacramento and Cape Coral (FL) with over a 4% decline in workers. The single biggest raw number declines came from Chicago (-101,500), Los Angeles (-85,200), New York (-73,400) and […]