Archive of: Small Business

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From SSBiz: January optimism abounds

The beginnings of every new calendar brings forth positive thoughts on what lies ahead, and our Content Manager Arnie Aurellano knows how to stay 'true to course.'

January 2017
Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Motel fire this morning in Olympia

Two units in one building at an east Olympia motel were damaged this morning by fire of an unknown origin.

January 2017

Holiday weekend schedules

Happy Holidays ! is the seasonal greeting, with much of the region's business world and government offices closing today until next Tuesday.

December 2016

Local businessman, others to be honored by St. Martin’s

Graduates of Saint Martin's University and its associated high school are being honored as Distinguished Alumni early next year. Included are a prominent Tumwater civic and business leader, along with Federal Way's Chief of Police.

December 2016

SCORE: Small business banking challenges

The average small business in American earns only $7 profit per day. It is evident that financing a small business remains a challenge for many entrepreneurs and smaller banks are the more likely source of needed capital and operating loans, according to a SCORE study.

December 2016

Tacoma government payables to cloud

Technology tools often promise efficiencies, after the learning cycle is complete, and companies that sell to or contract with City of Tacoma will have a new access route beginning now and into the new year.

December 2016

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
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