Archive of: Small Business

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More SBA loans in FY 2014

The SBA reports a 9 percent increase in the most common form of Small Business Administration loans for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. Even larger gains were seen for other loans targeting veterans and women.

November 2014

Unlicensed moving firms tagged

A list of 10 unlicensed residential moving companies includes two operating in Tacoma. Each was fined $5,000, with $4,500 suspended for two years, pending compliance with a WUTC order to secure proper registrations with the state.

November 2014

New website for small business owners

Washington's Small Business Development Centers turned on a new website today providing information on how to start, and how to grow a small business.

November 2014

Ice Chips moving to Olympia

Yelm start-up small business Ice Chips will be moving to much larger production quarters early in the new year. With orders backing up, the company needs to increase its volume, possible in a building five times larger than its present quarters.

November 2014

Small Business Saturday coming up fast

Affluent shoppers more apt to be out on Small Business Saturday, study of 2013 event found. It's coming up again in four days.

November 2014

Park closure dims Turkey Day for nearby biz

Today's closure of Mount Rainier National Park due to flooding potential means it will be tougher for visitor services companies surrounding the park to have a prosperous holiday weekend.

November 2014

Olympia pharmacy to Court of Appeals, again

The Ninth Circuit, federal Court of Appeals, will again hear arguments challenging a pharmacist's right to not dispense drugs that are counter to his or her personal beliefs. The case was initially filed by Olympia's Stormans Inc. in 2007.

November 2014

Another Spaceworks project finds a home

Spaceworks Tacoma continues to help local entrepreneurs find adequate spaces, with The Arts & Craft Press the newest beneficiary of the program.

November 2014

Starbucks co-founder to speak in Lacey

Celebrate Global Entrepreneur Week with a co-founder of Starbucks Coffee, Tuesday at 7 p.m. for a free lecture.

November 2014

Infinite Soups adding 2nd Tacoma location

Just in time for the onset of cold weather, Infinite Soups will open a second Tacoma location on Monday.

November 2014
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