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    • Bike Newport

      Elliott and Daniella Crowder decided to sell their successful restaurant business in Grants Pass, after seven years ownership, and buy The Bike Shop in Newport. It was partly because of their business goal to earn financial security and it was partly because of their life passion. As enthusiastic cyclists themselves, they wanted to live in a rural community and become activists for health and wellness. Once the bike shop was purchased, they moved it to a better location and renamed it Bike...

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    • Tire Transformations

      Living and working in a small town creates special challenges for business growth. A national tire service franchise decided to expand their operation into a neighboring small town by opening a new retail store. One big challenge was that an independent service provider, who purchased significant amounts of tires from the franchise business, dominated the local market. Because of trust and a long-time personal relationship, both parties were confident that the new business expansion would be...

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