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One Tech Start-up Shutters and Two Oregon Millenial’s Catch the Entrepreneurial Bug

In June of 2008, Adam Lowry and Michael Richardson found themselves unemployed. The tech startup where they worked in Portland, Vidoop, had just closed its doors, and employees were being offered company laptops in lieu of back wages. Common sense would dictate that these promising young programmers should file for unemployment insurance (UI) and begin their search for new employment—which they did. In a way.

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Posted On: 2/10/2018 9:42 PM

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Self-Employment Assistance Program: Developing Entrepreneurs and Creating Small Businesses

Watch this video to hear how these entrepreneurs used the SEA program to launch their business.

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Posted On: 2/10/2018 9:45 PM

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Helping the Unemployed Create Their Own Jobs

Danielle Bliss already had an inkling that she wanted to do something different with her career when she got laid off on New Year's Eve in 2010. For the previous five years, she'd been working for a national television station in New York City, doing on-air animation for the station's overnight shift. In her spare time, she took letterpress-printing classes: a nice, creative hobby for an art school graduate.

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Posted On: 2/10/2018 9:35 PM

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When Jobs Go Overseas NY Entrepreneur Makes Money on Memories “Made in the USA”

What began 15 years ago as a hobby that celebrated the lives and legacies of relatives, friends and co-workers has blossomed into a South Glens Falls business that is, well… Simply Special.

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Posted On: 2/10/2018 9:40 PM

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Oregon Entrepreneur Starts Successful Energy Storage Company

Craig Evans turned job loss into energy gain. The unemployed engineer used a layoff as an opportunity to create a new technology for energy storage and a new company, employing others who were similarly out of work. This was possible, in part, due to a state of Oregon program called Self Employment Assistance. Tom Fuller reports

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Posted On: 2/10/2018 9:48 PM