Entries by Cindy Doyl

State’s new Equal Pay Opportunity Act takes effect June 7

TUMWATER — Starting today in Washington, employees are legally required to receive equal pay and career advancement opportunities, regardless of gender. The changes are a result of the Equal Pay Opportunity Act, sponsored by Rep. Tana Senn and signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee in March. The new regulations update Washington’s equal pay law, […]

SBDC Business Advisor in Aberdeen

Position closes 6/20/18 Washington State University (WSU) invites applications for the position of Small Business Development Center (SBDC)  Business Advisor in Aberdeen, Washington. Applications must be submitted online at WSU. Please see full job bulletin for more information and application: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/38355 For more information regarding the Washington SBDC see http://wsbdc.org/about

Europe’s GDPR and EU – U.S. Privacy Shield

Article on key changes with key web resources: https://www.export.gov/article?id=Europe-s-New-GDPR-Requirements-and-Key-Web-Resources Recorded webinar by export.gov “Europe’s GDPR and EU – U.S. Privacy Shield – What U.S. Exporters Need to Know”. Cost is $25 https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=8QER

FBI Releases Article on Digital Defense Against ID Theft

FBI has released an article on building a digital defense against identify theft. FBI explains that the growing number of data breaches put more people at risk of becoming a victim of identity theft. However, implementing basic security practices can help users minimize their risk. Please go to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team site […]

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 […]

Census Bureau Begins Conducting Economic Census

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/econ-begins.html MAY 1, 2018 — The 2017 Economic Census is officially underway today as the U.S. Census Bureau began notifying businesses nationwide by mail with instructions on how to complete the survey online. Conducted once every five years, this is the first time the Census Bureau will conduct the survey almost entirely online. Only small […]

Encore entrepreneurs cabinet design company wins award

LACEY, Wash.–Cabinets by Trivonna, was the winner of the Washington State SBA Encore Entrepreneur Award. Trivonna Irwin and her husband, Ross Irwin, opened their doors to the public in January 2007, when they were both in the mid-50s.   Their company now employs four designers and an administrative assistant, and they provide substantial work to […]

Eastern Washington business owners on Asian trade mission

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Eastern Washington business owners with products ranging from hard cider to alfalfa embarked April 14 on a seven-day trade mission to South Korea, Hong Kong and China. Jenkins, Peterson (l-r) The trip is being organized by Vern Jenkins, an international trade specialist with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and […]