In This Issue

425 Business Magazine Issue

April 2016

Here’s $10,000. Now What?

Money won’t solve all problems, but money well spent can make an entrepreneur’s life much better. To culminate the Advice Issue, we gave a few professionals a hypothetical $10,000. Here’s…

Have Data, Will Pivot

All entrepreneurs must, at one point or another, decide whether to pivot their business plan. How should they react? There’s a fallacy in the world of entrepreneurship that all it takes…

Cooking for a Crowd

Patricia Santiváñez used cooking to make friends in a new country. Now it’s her favorite pastime. Fusing flavors from many Latin American countries comes naturally to the globe-trotting Patricia Santiváñez. ​A native of…

Office Envy: Nintex

Bellevue-based Nintex’s goal is simple: make workflow easier. The tech company is busy and growing — with more than 1,500 partners worldwide, it helps small and large businesses alike automate…

Feeding Microsoft with Hydroponics

How Mark Freeman helps satiate Microsoft’s workforce Every morning, employees travel from points near and far to the Microsoft campus in Redmond. When lunchtime hits, most of those hungry techies…

Lessons from a CEO: Ben Brashen of CardTapp

Ben Brashen  was born and raised in Bellevue, so it’s only natural he would headquarter his startup, CardTapp, in Bellevue, too. Brashen started his career in the mortgage business, but…

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