Archive of: Small Business

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Tacoma incubator looking for a home

A highly visible small business incubator in Tacoma is looking for a new home after being forced to sell its building, after being unable to qualify for refinancing of its mortgage.

December 2016
Let the ‘Small’ shopping begin

Let the ‘Small’ shopping begin

With a whole turkey and pies headed for the oven, it won't belong before 2016 holiday shopping begins in earnest. Small Business Saturday is this weekend and local merchants are getting ready.

November 2016

Some clarity on ‘exempt’ court ruling

That rule to extend over-time to your lowest paid employees: Never mind, at least for now, after a federal judge in Texas decided the federal mandate was outside the authority of U.S. Department of Labor.

November 2016

Local small biz slipping

Small business ownership as a percentage of the Puget Sound population is slightly smaller now, and those firms are smaller, too, according to a new study report. Nationwide, there is also a decline in small business prominence over time.

November 2016
edg3 Fund winner: Daycare $$ plan

edg3 Fund winner: Daycare $$ plan

Around 300 persons gathered Thursday evening to support five entrepreneurs as they faced the judges in Kitsap Bank's edg3 Fund competition.

November 2016

Election results settling in for businesses

Morning after the election over-night upheaval, and the merchant's doors must still open, the professional still has clients or patients to serve. Oh, but the recovery might take some time.

November 2016

Election result & Tacoma minimum wage

The state's minimum wage raise and requirement for paid leave to all employees that was approved by voters yesterday will almost match rules in City of Tacoma. But the most generous of any in conflict will apply.

November 2016

‘Veterans as Entrepreneurs’ week is here

Let's celebrate "Veterans Small Business Week" with a couple South Sound activities this week.

October 2016

Tacoma Chamber at 132, looks to next gen

At its annual meeting, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber looks to connect with the next generation of advocates for business and community.

October 2016

Lacey honors legacy companies

As Lacey celebrates a half-century of city-hood, it is also recognizing community businesses that have a history at least that old and continue today.

October 2016
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