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By Brian Sutter   Want to build a presence on Twitter? One of the best ways to get more followers is to tweet – and retweet – great stuff. Any one of the Twitter accounts below can give you ample Read more…


by Ryan Robinson Whether you’re just getting started with your own business, growing it on the side of your day job, or investing in a new product line to diversify your company’s offerings, there’s a definite science to launching a product—especially Read more…


By Melinda Emerson I’m big on finding technology tools that can help me do more in my small business. There are some great tools out there that many people are using. This is a list of some tools you may Read more…


by Rieva Lesonsky If you think mobile marketing is something you don’t need to worry about unless you’re targeting teenage customers, think again. Americans of all ages are addicted to their smartphones. Consider these statistics from Deloitte’s 2016 Global Mobile Consumer Read more…


By Jared Hecht Being a small business owner doesn’t automatically make you an expert in finance or small business accounting. In reality, most rookie entrepreneurs have to learn the basics of funding, bookkeeping, and what really matters to lenders and investors Read more…


By: Paul Long Many people don’t realize that there are more options than just a traditional mortgage loan to purchase a Single Family Home, Duplex, Triplex and 4-Plex that would be used as a rental. Most people thing think that Read more…


by Rieva Lesonsky It’s hard to believe, but as 2017 dawns, a sizeable percentage of small business owners still don’t have websites. Even among those who do, many of their websites are less effective than they could be. Is yours one Read more…


by Complyright Congratulations, you’ve hired a new employee! Adding staff is an exciting milestone for a budding business, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed when preparing for his or her arrival. In the rush to get your employee up and Read more…


by Drake Forester Buying a restaurant is a major investment. In many ways, it is more complicated than opening a new one. New restaurants face specific disadvantages: no established clientele, no reputation, no staff. Buying an established business, however, comes with Read more…


by Deluxe Every year, Interbrand releases its list of the best 100 global brands. While the list does change from year to year, many of the brands develop remarkable staying power. For example, despite a PR scandal over emissions last year, Read more…

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Did you know: Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.

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Did you know: Starbucks has more operations in more countrys than JP Morgan and and Goldman Sachs?

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Local volunteers help small business owners in Gig Harbor

SCORE is a nonprofit organization that helps small businesses and start-ups find resources and real estate while local volunteers mentor new business owners on how to receive loans, write an ... See more

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Another great Small Business Roundtable with the Tacoma Chamber Staff. Today we discussed finding good quality employees, how to ask for referrals and how to sell a vision to a client. Come join us ... See more

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Did you know: The First Bank was founded in 1472 in Italy and it still operates today!

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