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  • Bend Business Roundup 11-9-18

    By on November 10, 2018

    BEND BUSINESS ROUNDUP

    Hello, world. For a couple years now I’ve been sending weekly(ish) Friday emails to people who’ve signed up to receive the emails. If you’re interested in Bend, business, law, politics and stuff like that you might like it.

    Business: Oregon Business magazine annually conducts a survey for Best Places to Work in Oregon. Today is the deadline for businesses that do not suffer from an overabundance of humility to register themselves as contenders. Then, employees fill out anonymous surveys and the magazine issues a list of the winners. Businesses must have at least 15 employees to qualify.

    Law: A Deschutes County judge recently ruled that a driver of a FedEx truck that struck and killed a cyclist in an intersection in Bend was not guilty because the bicycle lane does not extend into the intersection. This week, some on the Bend City Council began talking about legally extending bike lanes into intersections. It seems to me this is likely a state, not a city, issue, like almost all vehicle/roadway laws, but we’ll see how this shakes out.

    Politics: Hey, the election’s over and now we know more than we used to. Democrats took the U.S. House; Republicans expanded their majority in the U.S. Senate. Democrats did really well in Oregon and in Bend specifically. And, believe it or not, there are already articles about the 2020 presidential election. Did you enjoy your breach from politics?

    Et cetera:  November 11 is the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. H.G. Wells coined the nickname for the war, “The War to End all Wars,” but it didn’t work out that way, did it?

    You can sign up to receive the not-usually-this-depressing Bend Business Roundup here. No sales, no spam. Just the weekly email you’ve come to know and love.

    Have a great weekend!

     

    -Jeff Eager

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  • Bend Entrepreneur Report: September Comparison

    By on October 30, 2018

    September Biz Registrations in Bend up slightly from 2017

    Bend, OR – Entrepreneurs registered 256 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in September, compared with 249 in September 2017. The September numbers were down from August’s 309 registrations.

    So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 2,704 businesses, versus 2,519 through September in 2017.

    “Of the nine months we’ve completed this year, seven of those months have seen more business registrations than the corresponding month in 2017,” Bend business attorney Jeff Eager of EagerLaw PC said. “In September, Bend had more business registrations than any city in Oregon other than Portland, and had more business registrations per capital than any other large city.”

    Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.

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  • Bend Entrepreneur Report: August Comparison

    By on September 20, 2018
    August Biz Registrations in Bend HUGE JUMP: up 51% from 2018

    Bend, OR – Entrepreneurs registered 309 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in August, a 51% increase over registrations in August 2017. The August numbers were up from July’s 275 registrations.

    So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 2,448 businesses, versus 2,270 through August in 2017.

    “Wow. August produced our biggest year-to-year jump in monthly business registrations,” said Bend business attorney Jeff Eager. “Last month’s registrations were strong, but the August 2017 numbers were probably depressed because of the eclipse and smoke that was even worse than August 2018.”

    Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.

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  • Bend Entrepreneur Report: July Comparison

    By on August 14, 2018
    July Biz Registrations in Bend up 18% from 2017

    Bend, OR – Entrepreneurs registered 275 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in July, an 18% increase over registrations in July 2017. The July numbers were down slightly from June’s 303 registrations.

    So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 2,139 businesses, versus 2,066 through July in 2017.

    “This summer has been much busier than summer 2017 in terms of business registrations in Bend,” said Bend business attorney Jeff Eager. “While the numbers are down from Spring, they are well ahead of last year.”

    Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.

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  • Bend Entrepreneur Report: June Comparison

    By on July 17, 2018

    June Biz Registrations in Bend up 21% from 2017

     

     

     

     

     

    Bend, OR – Entrepreneurs registered 301 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in June a 21% increase over registrations in June 2017. Bend continued to lead the way in large city business registrations, with one business registered in June for every 303 residents, the highest rate of business registration among larger Oregon cities. Statewide, the average was a new business for every 690 residents.

    So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 1,864 businesses, versus 1,773 through June in 2017.

    “This big of an increase over last year is a nice surprise. Last year, registrations slowed considerably during the summer. In spite of tight labor and commercial real estate markets, Bend entrepreneurs aren’t slowing down a bit,” said business attorney Jeff Eager.

    Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.

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  • Bend Entrepreneur Report: May Comparison

    By on June 12, 2018

    May Biz Registrations in Bend up 10% from April

    Entrepreneurs registered 319 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in May a 10% increase over April registrations, and a slight increase compared with May 2017 registrations. Bend continued to lead the way in large city business registrations, with one business registered in February for every 286 residents, the highest rate of business registration among larger Oregon cities. Statewide, the average was a new business for every 690 residents.

    So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 1,563 businesses, versus 1,524 through May in 2017.

    “If this year is like last year, May will be the last month of lots of business registrations before things slow down for the summer,” business attorney Jeff Eager said. “The continued strong registration numbers show that, even if we are well into an expansionary economic cycle, Bend entrepreneurs still see good business opportunities.”

    Each month, EagerLaw carefully analyzes Oregon Secretary of State’s business registration data to prepare the Bend Entrepreneur Report. The Report is released monthly to local media and on the EagerLaw PC Facebook page, where the firm also spotlights local business achievements and provides information of use to Bend businesses.

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