Posts by Julia

Bellevue Manages Energy Consumption as City Grows

Urban Smart Bellevue, a partnership between Puget Sound Energy and the City of Bellevue, has a focus of making the city smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable “Businesses that want to save…

Can Ridesharing Solve Traffic Problems?

Can local ridesharing programs help alleviate some of our area’s traffic woes? Eastside residents are well aware of our traffic woes and the fact that most experts believe, unless we…

Pitching Advice for Entrepreneurs

  It takes more than a good idea to create a successful business, but even if you have the other ingredients – business expertise, a great team, demand for your…

Sound Transit Open House in Redmond Stirs Emotions

If the standing-room-only crowd at Sound Transit’s open house Wednesday in Redmond was any indication, Eastside residents are passionate the future of mass transit in the area. The open house, held…

Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution

  Assuming you agree with Washington Business Alliance President Colleen McAleer that addressing greenhouse gas emissions is “the most vital issue of our time,” what is the most effective way…

What COP21 Means for Local Businesses

COP21, the United Nations climate meeting held last December, was historic for several reasons. Delegates from 195 countries pledged support for emissions reductions and climate adaptation measures. U.S. participation —…

3 Financing Options Outside of Bank Loans

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. Traditional bank loans always are an option, but creative financing alternatives also exist for those who need to fund…

Analyzing Data and Maximizing Donations

This article originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of 425 Business. How nonprofits are raising the funds to survive and grow Mary Pigott is passionate about composting and about…

Corporate Culture: Surviving Through Change

  If corporate culture is “the sum of the nature of the people who work at a company,” as Concur CEO Steve Singh said Oct. 2 at the GeekWire Summit…

Exclusive Group Caters to Entrepreneurs

Running a business is hard. EO Seattle gives area founders a place to air concerns and share ideas to help their companies grow In at least one way, entrepreneurs leading million-dollar…

Consulting: Keeping it Local

You don’t have to head to New York or Los Angeles to find top consultants. Local firms can provide expertise best suited for the Northwest economy. It might be possible to work…

Creative Agencies: Should You Hire One?

Before weighing pros and cons, define exactly what you need Let’s start this off with a quick quiz. To you, an effective marketing plan is: (A) Vital to the success of…

The Next Step in Wearable Electronics

Suspect you are a heel striker? Confident that you land perfectly midfoot when you run? Redmond-based Sensoria’s Smart Socks, which have sensors woven into the fabric, enable real-time monitoring of…

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