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Employers can’t afford to sit out election season

As I’ve traveled the state the last few months as part of the Association of Washington Business’s small-business listening tour, I’ve noticed campaign signs for nearly every race and political persuasion, from president to county precinct officer.

Tax debt: Don’t mess with the IRS

Arguably one of the worst ways to spend your time is dealing with the IRS over tax debt. It ranks with the likes of stomach flu and waiting in line at the DMV.

Business Past | Multi-use building

This photo was taken soon after the Mooney building was erected in 1906 on North Wenatchee Avenue, between Palouse and First Streets. It housed the Wenatchee Furniture Co. A physician, D. W. King, and the Western Conservatory of Music also had offices on the upper floor. (Business World file photo)

Defending trade secrets just got easier

On May 11, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016. The Act allows, for the first time, businesses the right to file federal claims against those who misappropriate trade secrets.

Disability insurance for businesses is important, but often overlooked

It is common to use life insurance in the business setting, but have you ever considered that disability insurance may be way more important than life insurance? Why? Because medical technology is really good these days. Hospitals and doctors are very good at keeping people alive. People are surviving things like heart attacks, cancer, strokes, and diabetes, hypertension, things that used to kill us.