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  • Bend Entrepreneur Report: October Comparison

    By on November 28, 2018

    September Biz Registrations up Compared to September; Down Compared to October 2017

     

     

     

     

     

    Bend, OR – Entrepreneurs registered 294 new businesses in Bend, Oregon, in October, compared with 256 in September and 321 in October 2017.

    So far in 2018, Bend entrepreneurs have registered 2,998 businesses, versus 2,840 through October in 2017.

    “We continue to see strong business registration numbers in Bend,” Bend business attorney Jeff Eager of EagerLaw PC said. “While October numbers were down a bit from October 2017, I suspect that has more to do with the spike we saw in October 2017, following a slow summer due to smoke and the eclipse. Bend entrepreneurs registered one new business in October 2018 for every 310 residents, once again leading large cities in Oregon.”

    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 Business Roundup 11-16-18

    By on November 16, 2018

     

    Your weekly(ish) update on business, law and politics from Bend, Oregon.

    Business: The town of Lakeview, Oregon has a lot going for it. It is home to the coolest Safeway sign on the planet, and I had my bachelor party there (in Lakeview, not Safeway). In spite of these advantages, the economy, like that of many parts of eastern Oregon, could be more vibrant. Local leaders hope a new biofuels plant, which turns dead and dying trees into diesel and jet fuel, helps to turn things around.

    Law: If you watch cable news, you’ve heard about President Trump banning CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta from White House press briefings. CNN sued and this morning won a court order requiring the White House to allow Acosta into press briefings again. If you don’t watch cable news, enjoy the resulting surplus of mental health.

    Politics: Nearly 30% more votes were cast in last week’s election in Deschutes County than in the last midterm election, in 2014. We’ll have more analysis of this in coming BBRs as more granular data is available from the clerk’s office, but rest assured that increase is not all and likely not even mostly due to population increase. Something else was definitely going on in Deschutes County last week.

    Et cetera:  From the Keeping Portland Weird file, two dudes wove a bunch of string across a bike path near I-205. A woman on a bike ran into the string, getting injured in the process. Pretty awful behavior, right? Here’s the weird part: apparently one of the dudes “was wearing a kangaroo onesie and had leftover string in his pouch” and I guess decided he needed to use the string in this criminal manner. By the way, this was not Halloween, but it was Portland!

    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.

    Jeff Eager

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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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