Category Archives: business success

Failure Factors – What Not To Do To Keep Your Company Successful

ASSUMED FACT: 4 out of 5 small business will FAIL within the first five years. It’s true that business failures happen, and generally within the first five years, however, the truth might be much more promising. So then, why do … Continue reading

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Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs

Everyone in history makes mistakes. Even the greats. Take Henry Ford for example who failed and went broke five times before he succeeded. But, if at all possible, it’s best to learn from others mistakes instead. Read the following “>10 … Continue reading

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Serious Blog & SEO Tips For Serious Small Businesses and Professionals

On Thursday 24th June 2010 Beth Schillaci, President and Founder of VillageWorks Communications, an entrepreneur was the guest for a small business Tweetchat. A tweetchat is a conversation on Twitter where participants connect the conversation by searching for keywords known as hashtags and respond to them. … Continue reading

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Portland Get’s #1 Summer Destination By Travel & Leisure: This Is Good News For Portland Business

PORTLAND, Ore. — Despite not starting until — hopefully — sometime in July, summer in Portland was voted No. 1 by Travel + Leisure for seasonal travel destinations. The ranking listed the Rose City a top vacation spot for its … Continue reading

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Business Professionals Surveyed: What are the 3 most important things to you when starting a business?

NW Exec (we are a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in business development) went directly to the top executives and business professionals within our network and asked them what was most important when starting a business. A compilation the … Continue reading

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Portland’s Small Business Quarterly Report: A Must Read For Portland Business Professionals

We are pleased to introduce the Small Business Quarterly Report, which highlights the city’s recent work with small business.  Portland is a city that is truly passionate about its small businesses.  From new, software start-ups to multi-generational, family-run firms — small businesses … Continue reading

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A Business Plan Doubles Your Chances for Success, Says a New Survey

The value of writing a business plan is often debated in the entrepreneurial community. For every successful business that was launched with a well-thought-out business plan, it seems you can find an equally successful one that was launched with nothing … Continue reading

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