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For a guy who had two legs of his three-legged business plan kicked out from under him, Rich Bader is doing OK. The former Intel executive, who launched EasyStreet Online Services Inc. almost four years ago, has seen his company's revenue climb rapidly from $412,000 in 1996 to $1.3 million in 1997 to close to $2 million in 1998.
EasyStreet, No. 12 on our Private 100 list, offers a wide range of internet services, from individual dial-up accounts to corporate T1 network connections. It supports virtual domains, RealAudio, DSL (digital subscriber line) services, and private newsgroups and chat channels. The company does not do Web page development itself, but has established relationships with a dozen "development partners" to which it can refer customers for design services.
Bader and his 22 employees have built a successful business by focusing on the internet needs of small and medium-sized businesses. Yet his original idea for Beaverton-based …