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Try to go one day without having a small business impact your life. In fact, try to go one day without having at least a dozen small businesses touch your day. It’s impossible. And it’s someth…

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Repeat customers are the essence of profitability for most businesses, and they all started with the first visit. How do you know when it’s a first visit? Your welcoming statement should gathe…

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Never mind that one of my final days in Wyoming was spent helping brand calves alongside a former governor in the shadow of the Tetons, I'm no farm kid. Growing up in the Cowboy State, it took…

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The business plan is a key component for a successful business. A plan is vital because it:

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Lots of us are feeling a little aggrieved after the snowiest February in recent memory, with icy roads interfering with schools and business. There were even some flurries on March 7 as I writ…

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As the director of CEDR and the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center, we work with hundreds of businesses in Clatsop County. Finding and retaining good employees is a co…

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Executive Director of CEDR

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This column is sponsored by the Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association. LCHRMA represents a gathering of Human Resources professionals. Join us each month for a luncheon and trai…

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I am pleased to announce that our Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center has been named a regional SCALE Oregon Center for Clatsop, Tillamook and Columbia counties.