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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…


by SARA SUGAR We have a few inexpensive customer appreciation tricks up our sleeve that can assist you in making your loyal (and soon-to-be loyal) customers feel like the valued patrons they are. After all, happy customers make for even Read more…


A Small Biz Viewpoints Article When you run a successful company, it may seem counter-intuitive to think about leaving for a few days. However, taking a break, whether it’s for a vacation or for a work retreat where you’ll learn Read more…


By Gene Marks Recently I was asked if I could name one entrepreneur that I looked up to the most. It was an easy question. To me, that entrepreneur is Kim Kardashian. Yes, Kim Kardashian. The Kardashians have been making Read more…


A Doty Group CPA Article More than 52 percent of businesses today are home-based. Every day, people are striking out and achieving economic and creative independence by turning their skills into dollars. Garages, basements, and attics are being transformed into Read more…


A Nerd Wallet Article Small Business Development Center advisors can offer you experienced advice, unbiased opinions and the invaluable market knowledge that you need to prepare your small-business loanapplication — all for free. The U.S. Small Business Administration sponsors hundreds Read more…


A Nerd Wallet Article If you’ve applied for a small–business loan, you might have thought that the fine print on your contract sounded like another language. Yet, it’s crucial for you to understand your loan’s terms and conditions. “[Small-business owners] Read more…

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68% of Americans say it would be somewhat or very difficult to pay bills if paychecks were delayed by 1 week.

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1/2 of Americans report that they wouldn't know how to come up with $2,000 in 30 days in the case of an emergency.

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Ahh new SBA SOP (409 pages) A great SBA Lender knows what's in this and studies it! #saturdaynightfun #sbanerd #timberlandbank #sba #bankwithpaul

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Another great Small Business Roundtable with the Tacoma Chamber Staff. Today we talked about job placement, employee onboarding and coaching. Come join us at the Clarion Inn on Tacoma Mall Boulevard ... See more

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At the South Sound Summit with the Tacoma Chamber. Come ask you lending and finance questions.

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