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FASTSIGNS of Kirkland to relocate to larger location on 85th Street

FASTSIGNS KirklandOn May 1, FASTSIGNS of Kirkland will be doing business in a new facility at 12644 NE 85th St., which is located half a mile east of its current location and is 700 square-feet larger.

“As our business continues to grow and we take on more comprehensive sign and visual graphics projects, it’s time to expand to a larger facility,” said Greg Shugarts, franchisee of FASTSIGNS of Kirkland. “Our new location allows us to serve customers even better with an improved layout for production and additional office space for our growing team.” 

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AWB statement on proposed House budget

Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business, issued the following statement Monday in response to the proposed 2015-17 state operating budget heard by members of the House Appropriations Committee. “Although this budget makes some important investments in education and social services, it is disappointing for Washington employers, particularly small-business owners, because it proposes… Continue Reading

16,000 Jobs Lost Under House Bill 1355

Washington state could lose more than $7 billion in economic output and 16,000 jobs should House Bill 1355 become law, according to testimony given today by Patrick Connor, Washington state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association. Connor presented the findings from a report conducted exclusively on HB… Continue Reading

Staples Survey Highlights Importance of Technology To Small Business Owners

For small business owners, email rates as the top software tool (47%) for running their business, followed by financial management software (29%), according to a Staples’ study of 510 small business owners conducted online by Harris Poll during late summer 2014. Additionally, the survey shows the importance of technology to small businesses of all kinds.… Continue Reading

Benefits of Video Conferencing for Small Businesses

According to Huffington Post, the average manager in the workforce spends about half of their day in virtual meetings. This is a huge difference from the actions of corporate leaders a few years ago who rejected or didn’t really understand the significance of integrating video conferencing in the workplace. Now, with executives singing a new… Continue Reading