In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

September 2015

The Business of Kirkland

The Eastside town is using its tech chops and its lakefront to lure more residents and companies Kirkland’s natural features may be its best economic draw. Bill Pollard, cofounder of…

Diverse Populous Gets More Diverse Home Builders

Eastside demographics have shifted, and “Blah-vue” clearly is a thing of the past. According to 2010 U.S. Census data, the Seattle metropolitan area is home to more than 99,700 people…

On the Books

Check out these business reads, including one from a local author and entrepreneur, that we believe will help bring out the best possible you. Vision Blockers: How to Shatter Barriers…

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…

7 Defining Characteristics of Serial Entrepreneurs

Insight from those who have founded multiple companies There’s a societal reverence for the entrepreneur. Cities vie to be startup-friendly. People admire the risk-averse initiative required to start a company. Even…

Office Envy: Wizards of the Coast

Welcome to Wizards: A statue of Mitzy the Shivan dragon, from Magic: The Gathering, greets guests and employees as they enter the office. It’s the biggest statue in the building. Play…

What is Your Travel Personality?

When we set out to provide money-saving tips for business travelers, we quickly realized one thing: Relevant advice depends on one’s travel style. An economy hotel room, for example, might…

Skydiving is How Sopurkh Khalsa Lets off Steam

Sopurkh Khalsa fell hard for skydiving in 2001. Now the software engineer is a frequent flier. If Sopurkh Khalsa could pick any superpower, he’d choose the ability to be invisible.…

Itinerary: Phoenix

Arizona’s capital sizzles with sunny days and big conventions The sixth-largest city in the country, Phoenix is known for its toasty temperatures, abundant golfing, and Southwestern landscapes. Thanks to thriving…

Booktrope Champions a New Publishing Model

Bellevue-based Booktrope seeks to normalize prices Booktrope has expanded rapidly since its 2011 launch. The Bellevue-based book publisher graduated from Silicon Valley-based business incubator Y Combinator in May, and since…

Eastside Icons

The 425 has a slew of iconic businesses and people that make us proud to call the Eastside home. Of course, the list includes Bill and his gaggle of friends…

The Business of Redmond

The town’s name is synonymous with Microsoft, but there’s more to the burg than Windows and Office How does a city filled with high-tech workers inspire its residents to get…

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