A Few Words

Looking Forward

November 6, 2020

By Jim TeeceSouthern Oregon Business Journal Publisher I stumbled into a rabbit hole. Someone sent me a report about how Oregon places next to other states as far as supporting small business and it didn’t do very well.  So I started thinking about how to minimize risk and still start a business in Oregon and…

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A Few Words from Jim

November 6, 2020

I’m not a fan of politics. I registered independent a few years ago after feeling that both parties were spewing fear and hate about each other. I became disenfranchised.  I ran for Ashland School Board once. I lost by the widest margin recorded in history. Ok, that isn’t true, but it felt like it. It…

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A Few Words from Jim

October 6, 2020

October, 2020 If you go look at the cover you will notice two things.  Burned out neighborhoods. The fires that swept through Southern Oregon destroyed over 2,300 homes and hundreds of businesses in their paths.  Without much of a warning. Gone. The state was on fire. There were fires burning all over the state. Somewhere…

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A Few Words from Jim

August 1, 2020

Wow, I’m excited for you to check out this month’s issue.  It’s huge! It’s like a double issue. The theme is Employment and Unemployment During COVID. There is also a special section on People’s Bank inside. Full Disclosure – I Proudly Serve on the People’s Bank Board.   I wanted to do the special insert…

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A Few Words from Jim

July 2, 2020

It is officially summer (Although on the day I’m writing this it’s only 65 degrees and I’m wearing a hoodie – Welcome to Oregon) and it has been 1 year since I became a partner with Greg on the Southern Oregon Business Journal.  A lot has happened in that year. We completely rebooted the journals…

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A Few Words from Jim

June 1, 2020

This is Greg’s last issue. He is retiring and we are focusing a good portion on this month’s journal on what he created. I’ll miss working with him, but I completely understand and appreciate why he decided to retire earlier than we planned. It’s just time. He wants to travel and the pressure of a…

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A Few Words from Greg

June 1, 2020

In another month I will no longer be an owner of the Southern Oregon Business Journal. That doesn’t mean articles or commentary won’t be included in future issues. Jim Teece has expressed an interest in keeping space available for comments from the Founder. That is me. Thanks to him there will be no sudden disappearing…

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A Few Words from Jim

April 28, 2020

I feel like I spent every hour of every day last month, online in Zoom meetings.No travel. No in-person face-to-face meetings. No boundaries.Working from home now means working 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.I’m in one-on-one meetings with prospective clients and full staff meetings and I attended the Medford Chamber’s first-ever monthly forum…

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A Few Words from Greg

April 28, 2020

Let’s make a promise to ourselves, you and me.From the next time we receive any kind of payment in cash, check, or by electronic deposit, put some of it away for a rainy day that we will not touch for any reason other than a crisis. Even a couple of thousand dollars in savings has…

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A Few Words from Jim

March 28, 2020

I’m usually a fan of disruption. I have been a disrupter in several industries myself and have had my own share of disruptions over the years that have forced my companies to reboot or die. But this might have put me over the edge.  As I have been putting up news on the website on…

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A Few Words from Greg

March 28, 2020

The good thing about tomorrow is that we haven’t made a mess of it yet. Our high and mighty thinking of ourselves is too grand to realize how little we actually know, …about anything.  A decade from now what we lecture today will be obsolete. All we really know is what we didn’t in the…

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A Few Words from Greg

February 27, 2020

The easing of winter weather brings with it a sigh of relief. Shrouded in conflicting headlines about economies at every level and the projections on the near and distant term at once favorable and in the next moment dire, consumers have been dubious about so-called expert opinions. Disquieting anxiety may plague conversations in coffee circles,…

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