Entries by Cindy Doyl

Vancouver Entrepreneur Builds Advanced Manufacturing Business

VANCOUVER, Wash.—When Sam Gagliano read on Craigslist that a machine shop was for sale, he was intrigued. He’d been working in CNC machine shops for nearly 20 years and owning his own shop had been a long-term goal. As it turned out, the seller had several pieces of equipment in his garage—where he’d been manufacturing […]

National Tax Security Awareness Week Dec 2-6

The week of December 2-6, marks the 4th annual National Tax Security Awareness Week. Security Summit partners will once again urge taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to enhance their online security as the holiday shopping season kicks off and identity thieves step up their efforts to steal personal and financial data. Tax Security Awareness Week […]

No current WSBDC Advisor postings

Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) Career Opportunities will be posted here as openings are available. Please check back frequently for new Business Advisor postings. For more information about the WSBDC see http://wsbdc.org/about/ For national SBDC career information see America’s SBDC http://americassbdc.org/about-us/career-opportunities/

SBA Seattle District Invites Small Businesses to Share Their Story for National Small Business Week 2020

Award Nominations Sought from Across Washington and northern Idaho Release Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Release Number: 2019-10-29 Advisory Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Contact: Lisa White | (206) 553-7050 | lisa.white@sba.gov SEATTLE –The U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the Washington […]

Chocolatier creates recipe for growth with SBDC advising

MOUNT VERNSON, Wash.— For a dozen years, chocolatier Karen Neugebauer has been perfecting her craft while running her own small business, Forte Chocolates. “Chocolate doesn’t back down,” she said from her production kitchen on Riverside Drive in Mount Vernon. That means chocolate is a fantastic medium for a self-described “control freak” who loves both science […]

Small Business Profile for Washington State

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. Each profile gathers the latest information from key federal data-gathering agencies to provide a snapshot of small business health and economic activity. This year’s profiles report on state economic growth and employment; small business employment, industry composition, and […]

Current and Future Minimum Wage

The following Washington State Department of Labor & Industries page contains current and future minimum wage rules in the state of Washington. Increases are coming starting January of 2020 and 2021. This page also has resources including an FAQ section and the most recent laws, policies and more information. Employers with workers who work in […]

Success is sweet when baker becomes business owner

CHELAN, Wash.—Catalina Jimenez gets up in the middle of the night so that she can be at the bakery by 3:30 a.m. most mornings. Depending on the season, by the time the sun starts peeking through the windows, she already has trays of Danishes, bear claws or croissants in the oven. Five years ago, when […]

New small business services coming to the North Peninsula

PORT ANGELES—Aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage small business owners on the Olympic Peninsula are slated to receive expanded business advising services this fall. Duane Fladland, state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has announced that the SBDC is partnering with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship to provide early stage advising to entrepreneurs […]

New owners create community hub at general store

AENEAS VALLEY, Wash.— The Aeneas Valley Country Store near milepost 11 is the only business along a remote 18-mile country road just south of the Canadian border that connects Highway 20 to the north and Highway 21 to the south. “We want to make that 18 miles feel like one block,” said Doug Isler, who […]