When it comes to owning a small business, there are many details to consider in order to keep your business running effectively. One of the most important choices a small business owner can do for their business is purchase insurance. Eric Lindberg is our go-to insurance professional here in Portland. Eric has been with Country Financial for over…

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With all the rumors, confusion, and hype about the credit card fraud liability shift that happened on October 1st, we wanted to get to the bottom of it and understand the facts. Our friend Tanya Williamson at Gravity Payments took time to answer a few questions for us, and helped us better understand what’s changing…

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The costs of running your own business can quickly add up and as 2016 is drawing near, small business owners must have a solid financial plan in place. One of our colleagues, and a fellow Portland small business owner, Cecelia Otto has found a creative way to raise funds for her business: crowdfunding. Although you…

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Strategy Campaign for Smartwatch Users Mobile devices have become an important aspect of the digital marketing industry. With the rise of new mobile technologies in the form of wearables, many businesses and marketers are looking at expanding their list of mediums and extending their online campaigns to incorporate these devices. Based on Paypal’s 2015 report, mobile…

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5 Great (and Inexpensive) Business Gifts for Long-Term Customer Relationships   Are business gifts still ‘a thing’? They most certainly are, says Forbes contributor John Hall. In fact, the writer stresses the importance of letting long-term customers know you’re thinking about them by sending out gifts even when the time hasn’t come for the holidays.…

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 Do Stimulants like Coffee Increase Productivity?   Everyone in the office has a moment from time to time – or maybe several moments – where they’re just not feeling very productive. With many factors that could be the possible culprit, for whatever the reason, productivity levels have gone down. If you’re tempted to reach for…

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The 2015 Report On the State of Cyber-security SEC staff have been conducting sweep examinations of over a hundred registered investment advisers and broker-dealers to test the preparedness and  practices of these firms against cyber-security attacks. What they found convinced the SEC to issue a Risk Alert through its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE). The…

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