The True Power of Supporting Small Businesses

Jyssica Creativity, Featured Customer, Local Business

There is nothing that gives me more joy than connecting with another small business owner in my neighborhood, city, and state. We understand each other and what it takes to run a small business.   It takes courage, resiliency, hard work, resourcefulness and lots of heart and soul.   It can be challenging and it can be rewarding.   I …

Black History Month 2019: Meet Keith Johns

Jyssica Local Business

One thing we love about having a brick-and-mortar our business can call home is getting to build relationships with our community, and celebrating all of the different stories customers bring in with them.   As Black History Month 2019 draws to a close, we recognize that black history is American history. Today and every day of the year, we honor …

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Our Portland Artists Pop-Up Event During Little Boxes!

Jyssica Local Business, Products, Uncategorized

In our last blog post we discussed our city’s appreciation for supporting small local businesses by holding events like Little Boxes, a three-day event where participants earn raffles for prizes from participating small business in the city, and other neighborhood sales and events.  Since we are passionate about our philosophy as a city who values community over competition, we decided to host …

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Little Boxes Rewards Holiday Shoppers for Going Local

Jyssica Local Business

Shopping small in Portland can mean saving big. And winning big too! As we discussed in our last blog, one of the reasons that Portland is considered a “small business town” is the amount of collaboration that happens in this city.   Here in our town, the idea of placing community over competition is more than a hashtag. It’s a …

“Is Portland a Small Business Town?”

Jyssica Local Business

It’s no secret that Portland loves to go local. It’s a part of the Portland “brand,” yet the convenience of buying from big box and online corporations from one’s own home keeps many from staying loyal to the stores just around the block. In 2008 alone, there were 62,633 businesses with fewer than 100 employees according to the Portland Business …

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Why Do So Many People Love Print on Paper?

Jyssica Local Business, Paper, Products, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Read this before your company decides to go paperless – the answers might surprise you. We are always thinking about all of our points of contact with our customers, and how to stay sustainable throughout the process. We know people often ask, ‘why might a company choose to print certain information, rather than communicate it digitally?’ Two Sides North America …

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3 Reasons to Support Small Business, and 3 Ways to Do it Better

Jyssica Local Business

 In honor of the ‘month of love,’ Paperjam is celebrating our love of small business all February long! We’re offering Biz Bundle discounts (the more you need, the more you save), our president and co-founder Deborah just returned from another trip to Capitol Hill fighting for small business, and she even wrote the blog below. If you’ve ever wondered, “will …

Customer Spotlight

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR For some, teaching is a passion. Some special souls wake up with joy every morning knowing that they are responsible for shaping the minds of our societies youth. One local teacher is shaping minds of elementary school children even in her retirement.  This woman is Ruth Anne McCullough, and she is a writer who has been printing projects with …