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Upcoming Events in Seattle: November

November 1-2, Seattle Restaurant Week, Various Locations Website: https://srw.seattletimes.com/ November 4, Help Guayama Puerto Rico Survivors, Queen Anne B & E Meats Website: http://bnemeats.com/blogEntry.aspx?viewblogentryguid=e19178e4-8b2a-43d1-af2e-4afc4a081872&parentnavigationid=1363&viewblogguid=99f2f0d9-14d7-4c38-9315-b4218640f3e9 November 4-5, Jet City Comic Show, Tacoma Convention Center Website: http://www.jetcitycomicshow.com/ November 4-5, America’s Largest Antique & Collectible Show, Washington State Fair Events Center Website: http://www.thefair.com/fun/details/americas-largest-antique-collectible-show_1 November 8 & 15, Love, […]

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Pike Place Market | Must Do, Must See, Must Taste!

Seattle’s Pike Place Market recently celebrated its 110th birthday (or anniversary, whatever you’d like to call it). Happy Birthday Pike Place Market; that’s 110 years of history, sights worth seeing, Seattleite fun and incredible food!  Whether you’re a Seattle native or a tourist visiting the Emerald City for the first time, there’s no denying how […]

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Port of Seattle Luncheon | Recap

I recently attended the Port of Seattle Luncheon as a member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, and I learned quite a lot. What I learned, specifically about Sea-Tac International Airport, ranges from fun facts to ground-breaking plans for growth and development. I have lived in SeaTac, literally around the corner from the airport, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: September

September 1-3, 2017 – Bumbershoot, Seattle Center Website: https://www.bumbershoot.com/ September 1-3, 2017 – Oak Harbor Music Festival, Downtown Oak Harbor Website: http://www.oakharborfestival.com/ September 1-3, 2017 – Tumbleweed Music Festival, Richland, WA Website: http://www.tumbleweedfest.com/ September 1-4, 2017 – Evergreen State Fair, Monroe, WA Website: https://www.evergreenfair.org/27/The-Fair September 1-4, 2017 – Ellensburg Rodeo and the Kittitas County Fair, […]

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Family Friendly Summer Festivals

Family Friendly Summer Festivals JUNE HONK! Fest West – June 2-4, 2017, Various Locations Website: https://www.honkfestwest.org/ Edmonds Waterfront Festival – June 2-4, 2017, Port of Edmonds Marina Website: http://www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.org/ Kent International Festival – June 3, 2017, ShoWare Center Website: http://www.kentinternationalfestival.com/ June Faire – June 3, 2017, Norseland Website: http://www.kitsapmedievalfaire.org/ Duvall Days – June 3-4, 2017, […]

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Upcoming Events in Seattle: June

Upcoming Events in Seattle: June June 2, 2017 – Bark Benefit, Pickering Barn in Issaquah Website: http://www.savinggreatanimals.org/info/events?EventID=99857#EventID99857 June 2-3, 2017 – Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, Puyallup Fairgrounds Website: http://scrapbookexpo.com/2017-expo-show-list/pu-17/ June 2-11, 2017 – Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall Website: https://www.pnb.org/season/16-17/exhibition/ June 3, 2017 – State Park Free Day, Over 140 Washington State Parks Website: http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/136/State-Parks-Free-Days […]

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2017 Guide to Farmers Markets

2017 Guide to Farmers Markets:   This is a 2017 guide to Farmers Markets in the Seattle Southside area. Des Moines Farmers Market- June through September, Saturdays 10am-2pm and July through August, Wednesdays 4pm-8pm at the Des Moines Marina Website: http://www.dmfm.org/DMFM/Home.html Burien Farmers Market- May through Mid-October, Thursdays 11am-6pm in Old Burien Website: http://www.discoverburien.org/events/event/burien-farmers-market/ Renton […]

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Seasons of Motherhood

Seasons of Motherhood Over the years several mothers I respect have shared with me that it is reasonable for a woman to expect that her life will have many seasons. When I have been impatient to “have it all right now”, these wise counselors have encouraged me by saying take each season as it comes, […]

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Diecutstickers.com | A Small Business With A Huge Vision

Diecutstickers.com | A Small Business With A Huge Vision Year: 2002 Location: A garage in the Pacific Northwest (True Seattle Style) One guy started a business that now employs more than 25 humans and works with over 6,000 clients worldwide. Daniel Diederichs is the master mind behind Diecutstickers.com. Daniel has always been an entrepreneur; when […]

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Roles Found in Successful Businesses

While every business is unique, successful businesses are built with the support of the following roles. The optimist – On a daily basis this individual envisions and speaks of success and exhorts others to do the same. This individual’s optimism is so strong that it is contagious. Staff, prospects and vendors all have an opportunity […]

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How to Sell Without Selling

Selling a service is different from selling a product. Selling a service involves making more of a human connection and a commitment because what you are selling is more than an object. Selling a service, even when selling installation of a product, includes understanding the customer and selling the personality, knowledge, and skills of those […]

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Business Owner’s Thanksgiving

By Elizabeth Paulsen in the style of Chuck Gallozzi We are thankful for: Long hours because even though they’re long, we set them and we are not likely to lay ourselves off. Work stress because it gives us an excuse to reach for the dark chocolate or go work out. Payroll taxes, vacation pay and […]

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Small Business Indicators

Is your business improving? While some business owners look to their financials to determine whether their business is doing better, many small business owners also look to the following indicators. They know business is better when: 1. Management isn’t panicked when some high maintenance customers go elsewhere. 2. Management begins to test new services and markets. 3. […]

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Setting Your Price

I enjoy mentoring new businesses. One of the most common questions I hear from new business owners is “How should I set my price?” Here is what I tell them. Know the price your competitors are charging. Gather as much information as you can regarding what your competitors are charging and why. Make certain that […]

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