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The best and worst tax systems in the U.S. for entrepreneurs

The best and worst tax systems in the U.S. for entrepreneurs | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Washington state has one of the best tax systems in the country when it comes to supporting entrepreneurship and small business, according to a report out this week from the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council.
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Four social media basics for businesses

Four social media basics for businesses | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
When every third person on the Internet (it seems) is a self-proclaimed social media guru, it can be hard to determine which advice to take and from whom to take it.
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The 7 Best States to Start a Business - US News and World Report

The 7 Best States to Start a Business - US News and World Report | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Ranking the states based on how friendly they are to entrepreneurs.
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Washington state treasurer weighs in on debt ceiling crisis - Puget Sound Business Journal

Washington state treasurer weighs in on debt ceiling crisis - Puget Sound Business Journal | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
If legislators in Washington, D.C., don’t solve the current debt ceiling crisis,...
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State restaurant biz a 'very much bi-polar experience' - Puget Sound Business Journal

So how’s the restaurant business in Washington State? (RT @PSBJ: State restaurant biz a 'very much bi-polar experience': So how’s the restaurant business in Washington State?
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Selling Washington to the World - Washington Business Magazine

Selling Washington to the World - Washington Business Magazine | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Selling Washington to the World... Federal and state officials are betting on manufacturing and foreign exports to form the foundation of a new prosperity
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Initiative to restrict tolls draws opposition - The Columbian

Initiative to restrict tolls draws opposition - The Columbian | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Initiative to restrict tolls draws oppositionThe Columbian“I-1125 is a new attack on transportation and transit projects in Washington state,” said Steve Mullin, president of the business organization Washington Roundtable, in a statement this week.
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Corportations for Communities

Corportations for Communities | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
It’s time for the public to nominate its favorite community-centric corporations for Washington’s highest civics award.
Secretary of State Sam Reed has announced that his office will start accepting nominations Friday for a Corporations for Communities 2011 Award. August 31 is the nomination deadline.
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Olympia Business Watch: Economy recovering slowly--very slowly

Olympia Business Watch: Economy recovering slowly--very slowly | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Our state's economy is recovering slowly--very slowly.
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Liquor stores go to high bidders

Liquor stores go to high bidders | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
The state’s 78-year grip on the hard-liquor business has loosened a bit more. The Liquor Control Board announced the winners Monday of its online auction of 167 stores.
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Removing Barriers to Salmon Migration - The New York Times

Removing Barriers to Salmon Migration - The New York Times | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — Beginning late this summer, one of the most promising and pure acts of environmental restoration the region and the nation have ever seen will get under way here, experts say, in the form of the largest dam removal project in American history.
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A $176 Billion Gap for Public Pensions

A $176 Billion Gap for Public Pensions | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
A roundup of how well state pension funds are or are not funded. (Washington State residents would have to pay $1,371 more in taxes to fully fund state pensions.
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Jim White's curator insight, June 14, 2013 2:53 PM

Time for voters to take charge. Demand a State audit be published in news papers State wide. We can no longer depend on our elected . representatives for the truth.All we get is another con job.

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Hotel/Motel distributions to cities and counties up nearly 15 percent - Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal

Hotel/Motel distributions to cities and counties up nearly 15 percent - Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Hotel/Motel distributions to cities and counties up nearly 15 percentKitsap Peninsula Business JournalAccording to Washington State Department of Revenue reports, tax revenues generated by local hoteliers and returned to Kitsap County and local...
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Fiercely Pro-Business Group's Influence On Statehouses Draws Scrutiny - NPR (blog)

Fiercely Pro-Business Group's Influence On Statehouses Draws Scrutiny - NPR (blog) | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
WBEZFiercely Pro-Business Group's Influence On Statehouses Draws ScrutinyNPR (blog)All in all, it's an important topic that isn't getting as much attention as it should since state government isn't usually viewed as having the cachet of Washington.
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State site aims to help companies with exports | The Columbian

State site aims to help companies with exports | The Columbian | Washington State Small Business | Scoop.it
Olympia — The Washington Small Business Development Center has launched an online export assistance portal for Washington small-business owners who want to explore and expand their international trade.
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Olympia Business Watch: Governor signs workers' comp reform bill - will rates go down?

That's the question the Associated Press leads off with this morning, noting Governor Gregoire's signing Wednesday of HB 2123, the second of two major workers' compensation reform bills passed during the 2011 legislative sessions.
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