Archive of: Small Business

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Small business is leading, exec says

Small business is leading, exec says

The nation's leading advocate for small businesses spoke glowingly in Tacoma today of this sector that accounts half of all private sector employment in the country.

February 2016

Olympia small biz leader to Legislature

The state House of Representatives has a new small business owner in its ranks today after Olympia's Andrew Barkis was selected to fill an empty seat covering portions of Pierce and Thurston counties.

February 2016

Brighter outlook in small biz poll

Stronger cash-flow and better consumer confidence reports persuaded small business owners polled in mid-January to have more optimism about their future than at any time in the past year.

February 2016

SBA financing workshop in Olympia next week

Beginning Feb. 17 in Olympia, the U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting workshops to educate entrepreneurs about their financing options.

February 2016

Week one of new employment standards: A little frantic

The city is taking an educational approach in the first week of Tacoma’s new employment standards, but one attorney thinks enforcement strategy could soon become more aggressive.

February 2016

New employment standards start today in Tacoma

Today is the day that businesses in Tacoma must start following new paid leave and minimum wage standards.

February 2016

Local Better Business Bureau poised for merger

The Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington — which is headquartered in DuPont — is looking to expand its reach with a proposed merger.

February 2016

SBA increases small business size standards

SBA announced today that it has increased the small business size standards in several industries, including 46 classified under wholesale trade and one classified under retail trade.

January 2016

Mandatory set-asides ‘concern’ contractors

Companies equipped to fulfill the heaviest construction needs for Washington state are questioning proposed set-aside goals for small business, minority and women-owned, and veteran-owned subcontractors.

January 2016

Vaping group files lawsuit against Health Department

The Pink Lung Brigade, a pro-vaping business association, is suing the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department concerning recently enacted e-cigarette regulations.

January 2016
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