Business

Cop recruitment top priority | Don C. Brunell

Public safety agencies across America face the same problems as other employers—finding enough qualified workers. The difference is our safety is increasingly at risk.

Not all online schools are an A+ | Better Business Bureau

The Federal Trade Commission is filing charges against two groups of suspected diploma mills that charge anywhere from $135 to $349 for a useless high school diploma. Last month, Better Business Bureau Northwest’s Scam Tracker received a complaint from a student who was concerned that an online high school was a scam.

  • Feb 18, 2016

Not all online schools are an A+ | Better Business Bureau

The Federal Trade Commission is filing charges against two groups of suspected diploma mills that charge anywhere from $135 to $349 for a useless high school diploma. Last month, Better Business Bureau Northwest’s Scam Tracker received a complaint from a student who was concerned that an online high school was a scam.

Today’s railroad emphasize innovation and safety | Don Brunell

In January, the American Association of Railroads or AAR published its first-ever state of the railroads annual report focusing on the industry’s economic value, innovations and emphasis on safety.

Get practical over waterways regulations | Don Brunell

The seemingly endless stream of Obama Administration rules to circumvent Congress and states is driving people away from finding practical solutions to problems and into courtrooms filled with highly-paid attorneys waging a “paperwork” war.

Get practical over waterways regulations | Don Brunell

The seemingly endless stream of Obama Administration rules to circumvent Congress and states is driving people away from finding practical solutions to problems and into courtrooms filled with highly-paid attorneys waging a “paperwork” war.

Avoiding bad trip down memory lane | Don Brunell

In 2001, Boeing shocked state and local leaders announcing it was relocating its headquarters to Chicago. Suddenly, the company with its deep roots in our Puget Sound region was housed on the shores of Lake Michigan.

  • Jan 25, 2016

Tax scams spike during filing season | Better Business Bureau

With tax season in full swing, the Better Business Bureau Northwest warns of new twists on tax scams hammering local consumers.

  • Jan 19, 2016

Tax scams spike during filing season | Better Business Bureau

With tax season in full swing, the Better Business Bureau Northwest warns of new twists on tax scams hammering local consumers.

Thanks, Dick; Dick’s Drive-In founder | Don Brunell

Seattle lost an icon earlier this month when Dick Spady, the 92-year old founder of Dick’s Drive-In restaurants, died.

Six business resolutions for 2016 | Small Business Administration

As we enter into the New Year, a lot of people focus on bettering themselves. More workouts and fewer vices are the usual focus of resolutions this time of year. But for business owners, here are some simple resolutions with your businesses well-being in mind.

  • Jan 13, 2016

Fraudsters aim to score big during NFL playoffs | Better Business Bureau

With the Seattle Seahawks advancing into the first round of the NFL Playoffs, Better Business Bureau warns the faithful 12th Man to avoid too-good-to-be-true deals on tickets, travel packages and Hawk accessories.

Fraudsters aim to score big during NFL playoffs | Better Business Bureau

With the Seattle Seahawks advancing into the first round of the NFL Playoffs, Better Business Bureau warns the faithful 12th Man to avoid too-good-to-be-true deals on tickets, travel packages and Hawk accessories.

  • Jan 8, 2016

Revenue offers free tax workshops throughout Washington state

Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a series of free workshops for new and small business owners throughout the state during 2016.

Longview-based Clary Auto Group expands to Auburn

Longview-based Clary Auto Group has purchased two additional car dealerships in Auburn, expanding the corporation’s reach into a major metropolitan market for the first time in its 56-year history.

  • Jan 3, 2016

Tips for businesses filing state taxes in January | Department of Revenue

January is a busy time for the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue), with state excise tax returns due by the end of the month from more than 500,000 taxpayers with active tax registrations.

  • Dec 30, 2015

Keeping manufacturing in America | Don Brunell

As we approach 2016, we need to stop and look at what it takes to keep manufacturing in America.

Countdown to Jan. 1 healthcare coverage | Washington Healthplanfinder

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is reminding residents today that less than one week remains to select health coverage through wahealthplanfinder.org for coverage that begins on Jan. 1, 2016. Customers will have until Dec. 23 to select a Qualified Health Plan that goes into effect at the start of the New Year.

Innovative support for small businesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.

Innovative support for small susinesses | Calvin Goings, SBA Regional Administrator

The Puget Sound economy has added 106,618 jobs since January 2010. These jobs are made possible thanks to our local small businesses. Besides being the engines of our economy, they are the unique fabric of our community.