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Advice from a food truck owner

Advice from a food truck owner

Budha Bear Bagels & Café serves up more than a mean turkey chive sandwich. Beyond their menu of bagels, soups, salads and mac and cheese, Dave Chavis, owner of the three-week-old food truck, has a lesson for business owners and budding entrepreneurs: take your business to your customers.

October 2013
Celebrity Cake Studio finds success in wedding industry

Celebrity Cake Studio finds success in wedding industry

In 2000, Odette D'Aniello of Celebrity Cake Studio couldn’t have dreamed of the success she’s experiencing. Her company, Celebrity Cake Studio in Tacoma, has won the Wedding Channel Bride’s Choice Award for four consecutive years, and this year it’s earned her shop entry into a new wedding industry hall of fame compiled by media company The Knot Wedding Network.

October 2013
BLOG: The Forum joins State Farm trail

BLOG: The Forum joins State Farm trail

Tim Mellema of The Forum restaurant in Puyallup knows an opportunity when he sees it. He’d been eyeing the space occupied by Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub in Tacoma’s downtown corridor for more than a year, so when it became available, after State Farm made its announcement earlier this spring, he jumped on it.

October 2013

Russell view: politicians’ threat to recovery

Russell Investments today released its latest quarterly outlook for the global capital markets, predicting modest gains for equity markets and higher bond yields in 2014 as the world’s major economies continue to grow.

October 2013

Small businesses need to get online

Establishing a web presence can be confusing and overwhelming, but without one you may as well not exist, said Erik Hanberg of Side x Side Creative. That’s bad news for about half of small businesses, because less than 50 percent of them have a web presence.

October 2013
BLOG: Outlet has lesson for biz owners

BLOG: Outlet has lesson for biz owners

Thursday’s grand unveiling of The Outlet Collection, formerly the Super Mall in Auburn, was reminiscent of Black Friday — only much more tame. The parking lot was packed. There were plenty of shoppers, plenty of lines and plenty of deals. But, no shoving, no hair-pulling and no running over toes with shopping carts.

October 2013
BLOG: Candy firms expand operations

BLOG: Candy firms expand operations

Three years ago, all Heidi and Michael Pedrelli knew about candy was the fact they liked eating it. But, that didn’t stop the couple from starting their own candy store.

October 2013

Apartment occupancy up in Q3

Apartment occupancy remained tight during the third quarter, and rents continued to climb at a pace above the historical norm.

October 2013

Affluent say they are more secure

A study released today by BMO Private Bank has revealed that Washington’s high-net worth individuals (who have more than $1 million in investable assets) say they have bounced back from the 2008 recession and are feeling upbeat about their current savings and investment strategy.

October 2013

Economic system still recovering

We’ve made progress, but the economy is no more secure now than it was five years ago before the market crash.

September 2013
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