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Nerd Nest Media – Designed for Small Businesses

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Breanne Smith, owner of Nerd Nest Media, is one of those people with whom you just instantly connect. In fact, I just wanted to sit and chat with her all morning. Breanne Smith is a unique breed of web designer. She speaks our language, she’s super responsive, and she’s focused on serving and advocating for small businesses and solopreneurs. Nerd …

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Jen Coughlin is Paying It Forward

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There’s something amazing about the human spirit. It shines brightly in what might seem like unexpected places and shares its warmth and hope. Jen Coughlin is beaming with this spirit – it’s just part of who she is. For the last several months, Jen has fought a personal battle with cancer and watched a good friend go through the same …

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The Personal Touch of Barb’s Metal Magic

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Every time I sit down to talk with someone for this blog, I’m never quite sure what story I’ll hear or what story I’ll share. Yet, I’m always entranced by everyone’s story and amazed by all the fascinating people living here in Portland. It was the same with Barbara Brosh of Barb’s Metal Magic. Barbara’s got a pretty neat story. …