Business

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

Lessons offered at new music school in Four Corners

Lars Kirmser, owner of Music Trader in Maple Valley, wanted to offer young aspiring musicians another place to learn.

  • Nov 6, 2013

Pulte Homes to host opening of Arbors at Rock Creek | Pulte Homes

Arbors at Rock Creek in Maple Valley Opens to the Public November 2

  • Oct 28, 2013

Beware when shopping this Halloween | Better Business Bureau

According to the National Retail Federation, the average American plans to spend around 80 dollars on Halloween costumes and products in 2013. Screaming deals are everywhere, but Better Business Bureau warns consumers to be careful when shopping at pop-up retail stores and online “bootiques.”

  • Oct 27, 2013

Laurie Cardoza awarded Golden Circle designation

Cardoza was awarded Golden Circle membership for her commitment to the organizing profession and in recognition of her six years of experience in the industry.

  • Oct 14, 2013

Tips for a safe home show season | Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau is joining forces with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries and the Seattle Home Show to ensure a safe home show season for Washington consumers.

  • Oct 6, 2013

GSF Mortgage welcomes Ed Nelson to Maple Valley

Nelson will be joining the GSF family under the name of Northwest Capital Mortgage.

  • Sep 30, 2013