Categories for business planning

Strengthen Your Business

Five Lessons from the Pandemic to Strengthen Your Business

by | July 31, 2020

While business owners are well-acquainted with the concept of risk, that term has likely taken on a whole new meaning in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Even the most risk-averse business owners likely did not see this massive global crisis coming, and certainly did not anticipate the rapid and overwhelming impact it would have on... View Article

What Does Phase II of the Safe Start Plan Mean for Your Business?

by | May 27, 2020

Business leaders have successfully adapted to their changing workplace & lifestyle, but confusion can loom over plans to reopen. As Washington nears the end of Phase I of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan, business owners face a new challenge of reopening safely & meeting strict legal requirements. Questions around their ability to reopen, documenting and... View Article

COVID-19

COVID-19: The Resources Your Small Business Needs

by | March 11, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is having a sudden and severe impact on our region, state, and the U.S. As a result of COVID-19, many small businesses are suffering. Social distancing and state-mandated bans are causing the cancellation of events and travel plans, workplaces to shut down or limit operations, workers are sent home, and ultimately,... View Article

coronavirus

Coronavirus: Avoiding the Virus and Employment Law Issues

by | March 3, 2020

At the time of writing this post, there are currently 91 confirmed or presumed-positive cases of novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the United States. Just in the past three days, three deaths were reported in the state of Washington, bringing the count to six deaths to date in this state. The latest news reports provide... View Article

Estate Plan

January FOCUS: The Sole Business Owner’s Estate Plan

by | January 28, 2020

We know it’s essential to have an estate plan that designates what happens to our assets when we die. How does your business fit into this plan? In many cases, the company is ignored. It passes through the estate to the heirs – but your business needs management until it can be sold or wound... View Article

Closed Business

How to Close a Business… the Right Way

by | November 4, 2019

When starting a business, few business owners consider the details and consequences of closing the business. But even closing a business, if not done the right way, can get a business owner in hot water. Recently, a popular and all-inclusive wedding venue in Everett, WA suddenly closed. Engaged couples with impending nuptials are without a... View Article

Research Planning

The Antidote to Growing Pains

by | October 1, 2019

Your business is growing – you’ve got the right people and sales are up.  It should feel good but instead, it feels like nothing is working right.  You’re keeping up with what’s essential – getting the work done, managing your employees, and even business development – but you worry about all stuff that’s not getting... View Article