Entries by Cindy Doyl

Small business owners visit Japan, Korea, see export opportunities

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Nine Washington small business owners selling snack bars, organic flour, eyewear, processed hay, museum exhibits, glacier water, and heaters fueled by waste oil recently returned from a nine-day, business-to-business trade visit to Korea and Japan with sales and high expectations. “We think there is a big opportunity for what we do […]

Business Advisor – Green River College – Auburn

See full position description for this Green River College position here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1779583/certified-business-advisor/agency/greenriveredu/apply Position Summary The Business Advisor provides client assistance with the development of comprehensive business plans, financial proposal development as well as operations, market development, organizational structure development, and financial management.  Technical assistance to clients is provided to deal effectively with, for example, loan […]

Nagoya, Japan Delegation Makes Aerospace Visit to Moses Lake

See the following article By Vern Jenkins, Spokane Export Center in the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium newsletter Through the collaborative organizing and planning efforts of the Port of Moses Lake, Grant County Economic Development Council (EDC), Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Washington SBDC, the Moses Lake Airport hosted 12 Japanese businesses from […]

New payment reporting system for WSDOT contracts advertised after June 1, 2017

The Washington State Department of Transportation is implementing a new Diversity Management and Compliance System (created by and referred to as B2GNow), for tracking Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Minority/Small/Veteran/Women Business Enterprise (MSVWBE) participation. The system will also be used to track and monitor payments to subcontractors in accordance with Standard […]

WSDOT removes non-minority women-owned DBEs from the race-conscious portion of the DBE Program

Dear DBE Program Stakeholder: On March 28, 2014, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) submitted a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program waiver to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a result of a required Disparity Study completed in 2012.  This 2012 DBE Program Disparity Study analyzed contracts from Federal Fiscal Years 2009 through 2011 […]

SBA National Small Business Week no cost webinars

National Small Business Week cosponsors hosting training webinars/webcast May 2-4 Release Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Release Number: 17-23 Contact: Terry Sutherland (202) 205-6919 Internet Address: https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/national-small-business-week-cosponsors-hosting-training-webinars-webcast-may-2-4 WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and cosponsors from Visa, YP, Google, Salesforce, […]

IRS Alert for Business and Payroll Providers regarding data theft scams

Form W-2/SSN Data Theft: Information for Businesses and Payroll Service Providers https://www.irs.gov/individuals/form-w2-ssn-data-theft-information-for-businesses-and-payroll-service-providers Currently, a particularly dangerous email scam is circulating. Cybercriminals use various spoofing techniques to disguise an email, making it appear as if it is from an organization executive. The email is sent to an employee in the payroll or human resources department, requesting […]