Catching up

When I started this blog I set a goal of blogging at least once a week.  Obviously I have not met that goal.  But I have some good excuses and the intention of getting back on the weekly blogging wagon. Here is a quick summary update of what I have been up to in the… Continue reading Catching up

Economic Recovery Cabinet

Back in early February, Mayor Adams held his first Economic Recovery Cabinet meeting. The invitation list was large and included representatives from academia, chambers of commerce, large employers, developers and builders, organized labor, economists, government and nonprofits, attorneys, representatives from some key sectors, including:  finance and banking, creative, manufacturing, entertainment and tourism and high tech,… Continue reading Economic Recovery Cabinet

Simplicity isn’t that Simple

This evening I went to the first of several public information meetings for small business trying to participate in the Go Oregon! program. Don’t know what I am talking about?  Well, you are not alone. I consider myself to be more web-savvy than the average bear, and I know I am much more comfortable wading… Continue reading Simplicity isn’t that Simple

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Now in English.

Yesterday I read through the entire text of the of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  It is a very long and challenging document to slog through, and I wouldn’t recommend it to many people. However, as a policy wonk, it was important to me to read text of the legislation myself. Since… Continue reading The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Now in English.

Recessions = New Businesses=Confusion

I have spent the last three years (give or take) working as, with and along-side microbusinesses, and we all sing a variant of the same song: I know there is help out there, and I know some of it is great and some of it is crap.  But, as there is no single point of… Continue reading Recessions = New Businesses=Confusion

Procrastination is a well-honed skill

Just once I would like to see if I can force myself to blog on a regular schedule.  It is not that I don’t have things to say and information to share.  Rather it is some residual resistance to writing something that others will see that lingers from my school days.  So now that I… Continue reading Procrastination is a well-honed skill