Archive of: Small Business

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Tacoma Council moves forward on paid sick leave

Last night, the Tacoma City Council chose to push forward on mandatory paid sick leave with a vote of 8-0. The final reading will take place Jan. 27.

December 2014

Oskar's German Deli returning to Lacey

Oskar's German and European Deli, the Lacey eatery which has been dormant since its closing in August last year, is being reborn.

December 2014

Tacoma office products dealer expands into Kitsap

Chuckals Office Products, an independent, Tacoma-based office products dealer, has announced an expansion of its operations through a merger with Speed’s Stationers, headquartered in Silverdale.

December 2014

Harborstone funds first two ‘micro loans’

First two micro-loans awarded by state's Microenterprise Loan Fund, thanks to financial resources of Harborstone Credit Union. Both recipients are small businesses in Seattle that wanted funding for expansion.

December 2014

Gig Harbor planning new farmers market

South Sound waterfront community Gig Harbor is exploring how to improve the farmers market before next summer's opening. City Administrator Ron Williams reports he is talking with an organization to potentially take over the market operations.

December 2014

Black Friday: Fact or Fiction?

Shoppers turned out in great numbers to celebrate Black Friday, the first full day of holiday shopping for the 2014 season. There are only 27 more shopping days 'til Christmas, counting Sundays through Saturdays.

November 2014

National politicos embrace Small Biz Saturday

SBA leaders and some elected officials near the nation's capital have announced plans to "shop small" tomorrow on Small Business Saturday.

November 2014

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
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