Business

Seattle really can work better for everybody. Here’s how.

Seattle is growing and changing fast. So how can we locals make sure it’s headed in a good direction? Paul Gambill, a project manager and member of The Evergrey Writing Group, has a proposal.

/ May 8, 2017


Awesome Seattle businesses: 23 love letters in 140 characters

If you run a small business people love, you probably care about more than just the products you sell. One way or another, you’ve made your business a part of people’s lives. That’s what we took away from many of the nominations you sent in about the Seattle small businesses you love best. For National […]

/ May 5, 2017


How to win at Seattle: 5 strategies from Glowforge CEO Dan Shapiro

Twenty years ago, Dan Shapiro graduated from college and moved to Redmond to start a job at Microsoft. His goal? To work there for a couple years, then move back to Oregon and go to law school. Four successful Seattle startups later — one of which, Glowforge, had the biggest 30-day crowdfunding campaign in history […]

/ May 4, 2017


Your favorite Seattle businesses: Treats and hugs at Wally Pets

We visited Seattle small businesses with the people — and animals? — who love them. Katie Lynd nominated Wally Pets because its owner, Paul, “makes pet ownership so much easier.”

/ May 4, 2017


Your favorite Seattle businesses: Fighting for equity at The Station

In honor of National Small Business Week, we visited local businesses with people who told us they love them. Priya Frank picked The Station on Beacon Hill because ‘they’re not afraid to challenge inequity.’

/ May 3, 2017


Your favorite Seattle businesses: Finding friendships at Fleet Feet Sports

We asked you to tell us about your favorite Seattle businesses. Here’s why Seattle’s Meg Gayman loves Fleet Feet Sports on Capitol Hill.

/ May 2, 2017


How do you make the most of Seattle tech? Build relationships

People in tech like to compare Seattle to Silicon Valley, the nation’s bustling, hustling tech capital. To Dan Shapiro, CEO of Glowforge, Seattle has one big advantage over the Valley that entrepreneurs should make the most of: Relationships.

/ April 25, 2017


Happy 420! We asked Seattle pot shop budtenders what it takes to get their job

Evergrey Writing Group member Don Goldberg went around the city’s pot shops to ask the people behind the counter something he’d been wondering: What does it take to be a Seattle budtender?

/ April 20, 2017


Should Seattle’s new sports arena go in SoDo or Seattle Center? Here’s how to decide, and how to speak out

There are a few ways Seattle could build a sports arena to draw a pro basketball and hockey team to the city, and city officials will be deciding which to go with pretty soon. Care about Seattle traffic or housing prices? UW prof Jeff Shulman tells you why you should be paying attention.

/ April 14, 2017


Tell us which Seattle small business you can’t live without

Good local businesses are part of what makes Seattle, Seattle. That’s why, in honor of Small Business Week coming up in May, we’ll be writing about the small businesses you can’t live without — the ones that feel integral to the way you experience our city.

/ April 12, 2017