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Owners provide jobs and impact lives

by | February 5, 2013

I recently participated on a panel for women business owners and one of the questions posed to the panelists was “Why do you do what you do?” One of the panelists responded with an answer that really struck me.  She said, “I believe that business ownership gives me the greatest opportunity to have an economic... View Article

Creating Your Business Plan

by | January 15, 2013

This week’s blog from Earl Bell, Island Crest Consulting A solid business plan dramatically increases the likelihood that your company continues on the path to becoming extremely valuable, sustainable and profitable.  Having said that, not all business plans are created equal. Focus on the right things and you’ll develop a road map to success.  Below... View Article

Business Planning- A Client Centered Approach

by | January 8, 2013

This week’s blog from Dawn Nelson Business planning is a tool that owners should use to help anticipate and plan for the year ahead. It is where goals are determined and budgets are set. But is that all that the business plan is good for? Companies can use their business planning as a time to... View Article

Marijuana- What Employers Should Know

by | December 11, 2012

This week’s blog from Lauren Burgon Washington voters approved Initiative 502 on November 6th leaving many Washington employers wondering how and if they should be amending their policies regarding drug use. While the passage of Initiative 502 decriminalizes, regulates, and taxes the recreational use and sale of marijuana in the state of Washington, marijuana use... View Article

Back to Business Before Year End

by | November 7, 2012

This week’s blog from Michelle Bomberger Despite the beauty of fall and the bustle of the Holidays, be sure to get the work done to end 2012 strong. There are many issues that you should discuss and formalize in your business to properly account for 2012 and plan for your 2013 year such as: Gifting... View Article

Health Care Reform – Why You Should Pay Attention Now

by | October 25, 2012

This week’s blog from Equinox Associate Lauren Burgon President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March, 2010, but most of us know that many of the law’s provisions don’t go into effect until 2014.  While many employers are concerned with how the law will affect their businesses and the... View Article

They Look Normal To Me

by | July 29, 2012

This weeks blog comes from Dawn Nelson, Equinox Business Law Group The human spirit is an amazing thing that can cause triumphs over the impossible and bravery in the grimmest of circumstances. It’s something that rises from an internal place that cannot be described or explained or falsified. It’s beautiful. I stood on the patio... View Article

The Basics of Seattle Sick and Safe Ordinance

by | July 10, 2012

The time is almost upon us and Equinox wants to make sure your business is ready for the change. Here is an article written by Equinox outlining the basics of the Seattle ordinance going into effect September 1st. Equinox is offering free evaluations for compliance of the ordinance. Contact us at 425-250-0205 to set up... View Article

Good Friends, a Great Program

by | May 22, 2012

This week’s guest blog comes from Ron Raport, Columbia Bank. I recently attended the 2012 Seattle SBA’s Annual Gala Awards night.  It was a wonderful time to see some small business owners receive well-deserved recognition.  The event was well attended and I had the pleasure of seeing many old friends at the dinner.  I began my... View Article