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Business Reports: Getting the Most Bang For The Buck!

In these free QuickBooks users groups, join Chris McGee as he leads an informal round table discussion about getting the most bang for your buck with business reports. Session 1 When: Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:30 am Where: Burlington Chamber of Commerce, 520 E Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, WA  98233 Cost: Free RSVP…

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Northwest Technology

Technology At a recent ‘TAG Tech Talk’ presented by Faith Life in Bellingham, TAG (Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington) board member, Meg Weber interviewed Liz Pearce, recently retired CEO of LiquidPlanner asking her opinion about Northwest Tech. The women discussed, among many tech topics, the gap found between local college graduates’ skillsets and those…

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Northwest Construction Boon

Construction Industry Building slowed for a number of years following the crash, said Janaya Goselin, Bellingham realtor for Keller Williams Western Realty which subsequently has led to an ‘inventory shortage’ in the home and commercial sectors. Demand is up. In a recent statement, Becky Raney, COO of Bellingham’s Print and Copy Factory said she had…

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Real Estate in the Pacific Northwest

While increases in overhead costs remain a constant concern for regional business owners, Andrew Mayer, President and CEO of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce reports, “2017 was a period of consistent growth in all sectors of business in the Mount Vernon area.” Due to increased demand for homes but low inventory throughout Skagit County,…

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Minimum Wage Increase

The 2017 increase in minimum wage appears to have impacted small business owners across the Pacific Northwest region. Bellingham’s Cool Beans Coffee co-owner Jeremy Hawkinson, reportedly had ‘no other option’ but to increase their coffee prices, said Emily Hamann, in her February 2017 BBJ article, “Bellingham businesses adjust to state minimum wage increase.” In their…

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Research proves digital marketing tools support small business growth

Digital Marketing Tools – A recent research study conducted by Deloitte revealed online digital tools like optimized websites, data analytics and online marketing do improve small business expansion and promote growth in ‘today’s economy’. The study identified lead generation, business growth and ultimately job creation were all ‘key ways’ small businesses were impacted by employing…

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Optimize Your Business Seminar

Broken up into three sections – Improving Workflow, Tracking Sales and Digital Marketing, “Optimize your Business, Maximize your Technology” is a fast-paced, half-day seminar that will provide attendees with tangible tools they can implement immediately to improve their own businesses. Presented by Interpreting Technology and ProFound Impact, speakers will share their insight about tracking sales…

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