Like so many entrepreneurs with a new business needing a bit of cash, Eric Estoos and Ben Dobyns were not good candidates for bank loans. Estoos needed less than $100,000 to move his startup cloud computing company,...
Manufacturing employment The regional economy will create a third of a million new jobs in the next 10 years, but the manufacturing sector will eliminate 16,700. Rather than declining output, it is rapidly rising labor...
Last september, the puget sound regional economy (comprising King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties) reached a milestone of sorts, as wage-and-salary jobs climbed to 1,856,700. The last time employment hit that mark was...
Emotional Fit. Even if you know what you are doing, running a business is not easy. It’s essential that you pick a business you care about — one that engenders an emotional connection. You must love what you do to make the...
Harman “Jet” Wales’s phone has been ringing incessantly. A managing director of the Seattle investment bank Moss Adams Capital, Wales is bombarded by 20 to 25 calls a week from private equity groups. “They have lots of money...