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425 Business Magazine Issue

January 2016

The ABCs of Minimum Viable Product

“Minimum viable product” means different things to different folks, but a few characteristics are certain: It should be simple, it should gather info, and it should be carefully defined There’s…

Custom Tastes? Consider a Custom Home

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. If no homes on the market suit your needs, build your own The words “custom home” often invoke…

Surviving Shark-Invested Waters

Kirkland Investor Sharks

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. How Washington companies have fared since their Shark Tank appearances The TV show Shark Tank can give new…

When Kickstarter Succeeds: Excy

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. When Michele Mehl founded Bothell-based Excy and created her own portable under-desk exercise bike, she knew she wasn’t…

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…

Office Envy: Apptio

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. IT-management software firm Apptio has 650 employees worldwide and 250 customers, including more than one-third of the Fortune…

The Facts of Facial Hair at Work

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. Whether you want a bushy beard or a fine-tuned mustache, maintaining your facial hair will accentuate your look Men…

iPhone Case Designed to Capture Candid Moments

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. The inspiration came when Thomas Hurst was watching baseball. Flipping through the channels, he wondered if he could build…

The Year Ahead in Eastside Business

This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of 425 Business. Words by Jake Bullinger, Marjorie Clark, and Joanna Kresge 2015 was a wild year on the Eastside. T-Mobile passed Sprint…

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