Adversity often brings out the best in people. We find ways to pitch in and solve problems that government can’t.
The scam that fraudulently uses Better Business Bureau’s name will not die.
Reports indicate that businesses are once again receiving emails from impostors claiming to represent BBB, according to a Feb. 17 BBB media release from the bureau’s DuPont office.
There is finally a bit of good news from Olympia. The state’s Revenue Forecast Council reports that tax revenues for this biennium will be $96 million higher than projected last November, and state tax collections for 2013-15 are projected to grow by 6.6 percent.
Local Jazzercisers will help energize the crowd at Jazzercise For the Cure at 4:00 pm, Saturday, Feb. 25 when they gather for a 90-minute aerobic workout with all proceeds going to the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer research at the Kent Commons.
The Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce announced its 2011 Business Award recipients Feb. 10.
The Business of The Year Award went to Jim Flynn of Flynn Development, and the Economic Engine That Did Award went to Thrive Community Fitness.
Just a few months after arriving in the United States from Peru at the tender age of 18 Gino Rivera’s father told him to get a job.
It would change his life and take him to Maple Valley twice.
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total November exports of $177.8 billion and imports of $225.6 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $47.8 billion, up from $43.3 billion in October, revised. November exports were $1.5 billion less than October exports of $179.4 billion. November imports were $2.9 billion more than October imports of $222.6 billion.
Would you buy a new car or a new house without knowing how you’ll pay for it? Of course not. But Washington voters do something similar every time they approve a costly initiative without specifying how it will be paid for.
In 1992, Bill Clinton’s campaign slogan was, “It’s the economy, stupid.” In 1993, Washington employers modified the slogan to, “It’s the economy, don’t kill it,” and emblazoned it across a huge banner draped from AWB’s building near the state’s Capitol Campus, where it could be seen by elected officials driving by.
Every January, Americans look ahead with the desire to start the New Year with fresh ideas and hopes to improve. The U. S. Small Business Administration is doing the same thing – regularly meeting with lenders and resources partners to get feedback on ways to improve our loan programs and services. And, this past year, the SBA engaged over 150 community lenders in all 50 states to provide comments on ways that the SBA’s CAPLines Program could work more effectively for both SBA lenders and small businesses, as this program has been underutilized.
With a new year on the horizon, it’s a perfect time to dream about the future and set new goals and resolutions. If your plans include starting a new business, the best place to begin is with the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).