In an effort to curb the detrimental business impacts of this global pandemic, any number of politicians and government entities are working to provide reparations and grants at every level — local, regional, state, federal, global. And for all the potential benefit, the options can often cause more confusion than they solve. That’s why Built Oregon is putting together a series of online sessions to help decrypt these offerings for consumer product startups and the retailers who support them.Read More
Capturing a list of local Oregon retailers, restaurants, cafes, and other small businesses who offer gift certificates
In the midst of all this COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus insanity, I received a very clearheaded email from Livelihood NW, one of the entrepreneur support organizations here in Portland, with a list of simple actions that would help small businesses owners impacted by pandemic to survive.Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like… that time for continued support of Portland consumer products and small retailers
Granted, Portland shops local year round. But there’s no more important time to put your hard earned dollars into the local economy than the holiday season. Because so many products and retailers rely on holiday traffic. Luckily, Portland also makes that easier. With things like My People’s Market and Little Boxes.
Happy holidays make happy retailers: Portland's Holiday E-Commerce Forum gathers platforms and sellers
While retailers are focused on increasing sales every day of the year, it becomes especially important near the end of the year. So as the holiday shopping season approaches, many retailers—both brick and mortar and online—are looking to get the most of their e-commerce platforms. That’s why Forix and Magento have put together Portland’s Holiday E-Commerce Forum. Read More
It's like being able to walk into a shop in your PJs: Your BrandLive brings brick and mortar retail experiences to the Web
Fresh off a recent stint with the Portland Seed Fund, Your BrandLive has announced the release of the “first live video social commerce platform to create flash sales for leading online retailers.” Read More
Soon, they may call Portland “the big Apple”: New Apple store plans make PDX home to the largest retail space
Now, it’s no secret that Apple has done a heck of a job of dominating the world of tech. Last I checked, they were worth more than Portland. Oh wait. I mean, Poland. Or something. Read More
ActiveTrak GadgetTrak Mobile 3 available off the shelf at more than 2000 independent wireless retailers
That’s why Portland-based ActiveTrak works to protect them with their GadgetTrak Mobile security software. And now, even more folks have access to that protection. You see, a beta of GadgetTrak is being added to handsets at 2,300 independent wireless retailers.
When it comes to technology, sometimes the most important devices are also the easiest to lose. Take mobile phones. Small, compact, loaded with data, and easy to move, they’re often the target for some of those more nefarious types.
That’s why Portland-based ActiveTrak works to protect them with their GadgetTrak Mobile security software. And now, even more folks have access to that protection. You see, a beta of GadgetTrak is being added to handsets at 2,300 independent wireless retailers. Read More