Category Archives: 3rd Party Articles

Articles by 3rd party authors that help local Tacoma area Small Businesses improve there business, start a business, or assist with getting a small business loan.


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…


by Bridget Weston Pollack You already know who Millennials are: people born between 1982 and 2000. But who are Millennipreneurs? They may not be small business owners (yet!), but entrepreneurship plays a significant role in their lives. According to a survey Read more…


by Deborah Shane Tip 1: In Social Media, Be Where Your Customers Are “Know where your customers are hanging out online. You don’t have to be everywhere. Be where your customers are … and communicate with them there.” – Laurie Read more…


By: Liberty Tax You know about the power of tax deductions to minimize your small business’s tax liability. But are you taking full advantage of business tax credits? While deductions reduce your taxable income, tax credits reduce the tax you Read more…


by Jill Konrath   I was recently asked, “If you were mentoring a new salesperson, what would be your top five sales tips and how did you learn those?” Good question! It really got me thinking. There are so many Read more…


John Rampton As freelancers, we often hear the recommendations to “network.” Social media, conferences, an extremely crowded cyberspace can make this feel almost impossible to do with any sort of strategy. How do we authentically connect with others in our Read more…


Jul 20, 2015 by Jeff Charles The feeling is all too familiar. It’s the anxiety you get when you’re in a situation where you have to influence others. You’re very much aware of the toll that sales interactions can take Read more…


A Wall Street Journal Article– There are ways to use IRA and 401(k) funds to finance your start-up business. But it isn’t simply a choice of writing yourself a check. There are significant legal steps. The key is rolling over Read more…