Small Business http://www.kplu.org en Seattle Business Owners Turn To An Unlikely Source Of Consultants: UW Undergrads http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-business-owners-turn-unlikely-source-consultants-uw-undergrads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Business owners in Seattle and around the state are lining up to tap the expertise of an unusual group of consultants:&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">undergraduates</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the University of Washington. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That may sound surprising, since the students mostly just have a few internships on their resumes.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But their consulting class pushes them to dive deep into their clients’ business problems and deliver tangible, practical advice.</span></p><p>For one local chef, it’s a partnership that has yielded results.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 16140 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle Business Owners Turn To An Unlikely Source Of Consultants: UW Undergrads Cashless trade between small businesses brightens giving season http://www.kplu.org/post/cashless-trade-between-small-businesses-brightens-giving-season <p><span style="font-size:14.0pt">It’s giving season, so there are loads of parties going on this time of year.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14.0pt">But a recent holiday bazaar in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood is the work of a unique entrepreneur, with<a href="http://www.bizx.com/"> a special spin on networking</a>. </span></p><p>He has helped thousands of <span style="font-size:14.0pt;line-height:200%;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">small companies to survive and even grow during the Great Recession.</span> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7323 at http://www.kplu.org Cashless trade between small businesses brightens giving season New Export-Import Bank office in Seattle targets small businesses http://www.kplu.org/post/new-export-import-bank-office-seattle-targets-small-businesses <p>Mastering the export business can be tough – especially for a small company. Now there’s a new push to help local entrepreneurs sell more stuff overseas.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:12:42 +0000 Ashley Gross 6041 at http://www.kplu.org How's your trash can smell? Redmond company has solution http://www.kplu.org/post/hows-your-trash-can-smell-redmond-company-has-solution <p>A new business is cleaning up trash cans in the Seattle area.</p><p>Steam and Clean of Redmond uses what look like garbage trucks. They pick up garbage cans at the curb and clean them with blasts of steam.</p><p> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:59:31 +0000 The Associated Press 2173 at http://www.kplu.org How's your trash can smell? Redmond company has solution New pie bakeries roll out in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/new-pie-bakeries-roll-out-seattle <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949818.mp3</p><p>The shrink-ray is insatiable. First it came for our donuts. Now it focuses on pies. These days you can get ‘em so small they should come with postage stamps instead of napkins.</p><p>In this Food for Thought, Nancy Leson tells about two of the new mini-pie joints recently opened in Seattle: <a href="http://www.sweetandsavorypie.com/Pie/Pie_in_Fremont_-_Seattle,_Wa.html">Pie</a>, located in city's Fremont neighborhood, and <a href="http://www.high5pie.com/">High 5 Pie</a> on Capitol Hill.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:35:26 +0000 Dick Stein 689 at http://www.kplu.org New pie bakeries roll out in Seattle Acoustic lab is right at home in a former nuclear reactor http://www.kplu.org/post/acoustic-lab-right-home-former-nuclear-reactor <p>Most drivers passing by the twin cooling towers looming over the forest near Elma, Washington probably don’t think to themselves, when can I move in?&nbsp; But that was exactly the thought audio engineer Ron <span>Sauro</span> had.</p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 23:44:17 +0000 Tom Banse 387 at http://www.kplu.org Acoustic lab is right at home in a former nuclear reactor Slow Money: Pairing investors with food businesses http://www.kplu.org/post/slow-money-pairing-investors-food-businesses <p>Forget Wall Street. One way some well-off Northwesterners avoided steep losses in the stock market in recent years was by making unusual alternative investments: in small farms and food businesses. These “angel investors” are organizing loose networks to match their money with cash-hungry local producers. Think of it as slow-food meets slow money.</p><p> Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:12:02 +0000 Tom Banse 370 at http://www.kplu.org Slow Money: Pairing investors with food businesses Port Townsend gets national spotlight for Small Business Saturday http://www.kplu.org/post/port-townsend-gets-national-spotlight-small-business-saturday <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.898144468315657" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">You’ve heard of Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day and Cyber Monday.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">Now there’s another post-Thanksgiving shopping event.&nbsp; <a href="http://smallbusinesssaturday.com/facts.html">Small Business Saturday</a> </span><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline;">is a new initiative, meant to give independent shops a boost. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Nov 2010 13:07:25 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 217 at http://www.kplu.org Port Townsend gets national spotlight for Small Business Saturday