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 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…


By Ijeoma S. Nwatu— Email marketing is just one of many ways to engage customers and ultimately lead them to purchase a product or service. Building and maintaining a healthy email list is important in learning more about your customer Read more…


A Wall Street Journal Article– Credit-card issuers and banks have been expanding their offerings for small businesses. It is often much easier and faster for start-ups to open a credit-card account than to secure a line of credit from a Read more…


A Wall Street Journal Article– Business partners often start businesses together with little planning and few ground rules. Sooner or later, they discover the hard way that what’s left unsaid or unplanned often leads to unmet expectations, anger and frustration. Read more…