Mayor recognizes The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. for its creativity, growth and community commitment In Good Company Recognition Program Mayor Mike McGinn recognized Belltown-based The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company for their growth, creativity, and commitment to their local community on the 4th anniversary of the founding of their business. “Small business owners [More]
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under Bottom Line, In Good Company.
Tags: 206 inc., Belltown, flying spot, In Good Company, Maud Daudon, Mayor Mike McGinn, office of economic development, Seattle Channel, seattle metropolitan chamber of commerce, Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company
On Thursday June 6, small business owners will have an opportunity to discuss issues regarding Federal regulatory compliance and enforcement. SBA Acting National Ombudsman Yolanda V. Swift will meet with members of the Seattle-area small business community to hear issues and comments about Federal regulatory enforcement and compliance actions. Small business owners, representatives [More]
Posted: May 20th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: events, federal regulations, Office of the Ombudsman, SBA, small business
The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of May 13-16: OPTIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL NETWORK Click through to see the full infographic. WHAT IS AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP? FORBES Authenticity [More]
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Bottom Line, Daily Digest.
Understanding what your customers and neighbors really think about shopping and buying local can have a profound impact on the way a company does business - and help the company fine-tune its strategies to compete against non-local chains and corporations. As part of a new event series, Seattle Good Business Network is [More]
Posted: May 17th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: King County, local, local business, OED, Seattle, Seattle Good Business Network
Yesterday Mayor Mike McGinn announced the 2013 recipient of the 8th Annual Mayor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film: Paul Matthaeus, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer Emeritus of Digital Kitchen®. "Paul's impressive filmmaking and commercial film career, his championship of Seattle as a thriving commercial film production city, and [More]
Posted: May 16th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: Dale Chihuly, Digital Kitchen, filmmaking, Mayor Mike McGinn, Mayor's Office of Film and Music, Paul Matthaeus, SIFF
It seems no city celebrates the return of sunshine and long days like Seattle. This year’s summer calendar of events proves the point with seemingly every day full of activities for people from all walks of life. So, whether you’re interested in music, sports, visiting the waterfront for a Ferris wheel ride [More]
Posted: May 15th, 2013 under Uncategorized.
On May 20, Small Business Administration offers two free 'Launch Your Business' workshops. The early morning seminar covers planning and preparation steps to starting a business, followed by a more in-depth look at the funds needed to open a business, contingency and reserves, working capital, major start-up expenses, expense estimates, and break-even [More]
Posted: May 14th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: business, economic development, small business, small business administration
The City's Office of Economic Development (OED) will select a community-based lending partner through this Request for Qualifications to provide small business loans ranging from $100,000 to $1,000,000 on behalf of the City. Increasing access to capital for small businesses has been a critical component of the City's ongoing efforts to foster [More]
Posted: May 14th, 2013 under Bottom Line.
Tags: City of Seattle, New Market Tax Credits, office of economic development
With all the emphasis on the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees, how do we make sense out of a recent report from the Economic Policy Institute? As covered last week by The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, and others, the report argued that there is no shortage of graduates in STEM fields overall, and that [More]
Posted: May 13th, 2013 under Uncategorized.
Tags: Economic Policy Institute, Ed Lazowska, Seattle Times, STEM, University of Washington, workforce
The Office of Economic Development’s Daily Digest is a daily resource for business people. Here are three of our most clicked through stories for the week of May 6-9: TOP U.S. CITIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS Click through to see the full infographic. 32 QUOTES THAT EVERY [More]
Posted: May 10th, 2013 under Bottom Line, Daily Digest, Uncategorized.