Washington state Department of Revenue offers free webinar about taxes for businesses

Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host on March 12 a free live webinar for new and small business owners.

  • Feb 17, 2014

Social media strategies for crisis communications webinar | Small Business Administration

Communicating a key message to your staff, clients and business partners in a timely and accurate manner is essential when a disaster strikes. Increasingly, organizations are relying on social media to get ahead of and dispel misinformation that can lead to a tarnished reputation, and even failure of the company.

  • Feb 3, 2014

Better Business Bureau partners with Online Trust Alliance for Data Privacy Day

Leading up to Data Privacy Day on Jan 28, 2014, Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is teaming up with Online Trust Alliance and other consumer protection agencies in recommending a series of best practices to help prevent data breaches and other exploits.

  • Jan 25, 2014

Marti Reeder earns Five Star Professional Real Estate Award

Reeder received the Five Star Award in December from Seattle Magazine for the third time.

  • Jan 10, 2014

Business representatives from Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce to go to Olympia for Chamber Day Jan. 29

Chamber members will hear speakers in the morning, then meet with state legislators to talk about pressing issues for businesses as well as to deliver the East King County Chamber Coalition’s legislative agenda priorities which were developed during the past few months.

  • Jan 10, 2014

Tips for hiring caterers | Better Business Bureau

Sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the cooking, but there are a few things to keep in mind before hiring holiday party caterers. Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington wants hosts to throw memorable gatherings without any hassles.

  • Dec 29, 2013

Keep the holiday spirit all year long | Don Brunell

During the holidays, our thoughts naturally turn to giving — not just giving gifts but donating our time and money to charities and community programs.

  • Dec 29, 2013

Observant neighbor may have saved home from fire Thursday afternoon | Kent Regional Fire Authority

No one was home when the first started, but a neighbor noticed smoke coming from the eaves of the single story house located northeast of Kentwood High.

  • Dec 26, 2013

Kentlake High to host Covington Chamber of Commerce’s January luncheon

Kent Superintendent Edward Lee Vargas will speak about the district's proposed levies which are expected to be on the ballot in February.

  • Dec 26, 2013

Small Business Administration revises size standards for utilities and construction sectors | Small Business Administration

Size standards define the maximum size a firm can be and still be considered a small business.

  • Dec 23, 2013

Develop safe gift card giving habits | Better Business Bureau

Gift cards are practical for the people who “have everything,” allowing them to make their own purchases and avoid trips to stores to return ugly sweaters.

  • Dec 22, 2013

Benefits and dangers of digital receipts | Better Business Bureau

With the probable demise of physical cash in the near future, many retailers—large and small—are adopting point-of-sale solutions to accommodate the increasing use of debit and credit.

  • Dec 8, 2013

High technology study provides information on tax incentive programs | Washington State Department of Revenue

The Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) has released its 2013 High Technology Study, which includes information about how two tax incentive programs have affected high technology businesses in the state.

  • Dec 7, 2013

Elements Massage to open store in Maple Valley

Entrepreneurs Dawn and Wayne Wilkinson, owners of the new Elements Massage of Maple Valley, are on a mission to help area consumers experience the healing benefits of massage therapy services tailored to meet their unique needs.

  • Dec 6, 2013

2014 National Small Business Week awards nominations | Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2014 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

  • Nov 30, 2013

Sound Publishing is ready for its biggest Black Friday ever

Sound Publishing is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, delivering 10 million holiday savings inserts to readers in the greater Puget Sound area.

  • Nov 27, 2013

Americans need to be thankful for what we have | Don Brunell

It is human nature to take things for granted. When you’ve always had something, when it’s been around your entire life, it’s only natural to overlook it, to think it will always be here.

Small Business Administration alliance with Operation HOPE

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Operation HOPE, Inc., signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) to encourage entrepreneurship and economic empowerment through increased collaboration on entrepreneurial and financial education for small business owners.

  • Nov 17, 2013

How SBA helps veterans become entrepreneurs after service | Small Business Administration

Across America, there are more than 250,000 service members transitioning out of our military and looking to start their own businesses. These veterans possess the unique skills, experience, leadership and drive that make them ideally suited to start businesses and create jobs in their local communities.

  • Nov 14, 2013

New measure to get small business loans to veterans | Small Business Administration

The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced new measures to help get small business loans into the hands of veterans by setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program up to $350,000.

  • Nov 9, 2013