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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

Options for Financing Your Company in 2012- part 2

by | May 14, 2012

Our guest blog comes from Michelle Goerdel, President, Biz Loan Link. This is continued from last weeks post on options for financing your company. 6)      Angel investors generally use their funds to invest in very early stage companies that are just starting to produce revenue or may not even be at the revenue stage yet.... View Article

Options for Financing Your Company in 2012- part 1

by | May 8, 2012

Our guest blog this week comes from Michelle Goerdel, President, Biz Loan Link. There are a many different ways that companies can finance growth or other changes that companies can turn to when it can’t qualify for bank financing. These differ depending upon the company’s financial history, its current balance sheet and its cash flow.... View Article

Beyond Survival Mode…

by | February 2, 2010

I hate to state it again because we all know it already: 2009 was a rotten year for most, with very limited cash available to do anything. The media and consumer confidence indexes, though, suggest that things are turning around – spending has increased, money is coming in the door, and receivables are decreasing rather... View Article

Advisory Boards – wrap up

by | January 27, 2010

Our Advisory Board panel on the 20th offered great perspectives from our panelists, moderator, and audience members. Below are a few take-aways I found interesting: 1. Size of board. Our moderator, Corey Hansen, author of Best Practices of the High Performance Entrepreneur, asked the question: “What is the right size for an Advisory Board?” The... View Article