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February 17, 2018

Learn CyberSecurity & Business Continuity Risks at Lunch Meeting At Hale’s

Kirby Lindsay Laney
What if it were all gone tomorrow?  Capes & Powers is hosting a lunch meeting about cyber-security, on Feb 22nd.  Photo provided by Pixabay.com

What if it were all gone tomorrow? Capes & Powers is hosting a lunch meeting about cyber-security, on Feb 22nd. Photo provided by Pixabay.com

On Thursday, February 22nd, at Noon, Capes & Powers will be hosting an informative lunch at Hale’s Ales Brewery for small business executives, and anyone needing to know how to protect their company from hackers and phishers.  This educational event will highlight business continuity, disaster recovery and insurance, for all kinds of small businesses.

It is a fact that 95% of VISA credit card breaches are directly tied to small business, because 71% of cyber-attacks are targeted toward companies with fewer than 100 employees.  Small businesses are targeted by hackers, and 60% of those businesses close down six months after a breach by socially-engineered Trojans, unpatched software, phishing attacks, and network-travelling worms.

Learn how to lock up your computers, and protect your business continuity, at a Lunch & Learn event on Feb 22nd.  Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Learn how to lock up your computers, and protect your business continuity, at a Lunch & Learn event on Feb 22nd. Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Learn how to protect your data and hard-earned business reputation, and what you can do now.  Capes & Powers will bring their prestigious partner, Dena Levine of DML Insurance, to talk about ways to lower the cost of insurance, and minimize risk, while protecting your business and continuing its survival.

Hardware failures and human error can devastate any company, and send insurance rates soaring.  Avoid falling victim to even the most sophisticated cyber-attack, keep your business moving forward, and save data and money at this luncheon.  Find great answers about how to minimize the risks, and increase your protection, at this informative event.  Register to attend on the Facebook event page.

 

February 14, 2018

Tickets Now On Sale For Scotch & Beer Fest – And Volunteers Are Being Sought

Kirby Lindsay Laney

The Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is coming to the Fremont Studios on March 30th & 31st, and everyone (21+) is invited to come drink for a cause – purchase tickets through StrangerTickets (click here.)  This year’s Scotch & Beer Fest benefits Seattle Humane.  Enjoy 50 craft beers, seasonal releases, Scotch flights & seminars, plus vertical whiskey, all while supporting the rescue 1000+ local animals.

Come help the dogs and cats, by drinking!

Come help the dogs and cats, by drinking!

 

Earn free admission to the Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest by registering to volunteer, and gain extra great karma.  Volunteers also get a limited-edition t-shirt plus a commemorative glass or spirit flight.  Register to volunteer using SignUp Genius (click here to the sign-up page,) and choose the position you want to fill.

Bring friends and family out to learn about Scotch & Beer, while supporting Seattle Humane.

Bring friends and family out to learn about Scotch & Beer, while supporting Seattle Humane.

 

Find out all about the 2018 Seattle Scotch & Beer Festival on the official website – and plan to go with friends to drink, enjoy and save the animals!

 

February 13, 2018

Enjoy Deals & Discounts On Fremont Third Thursday On February 15th

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Find out about clothes borrowing from Armoire at Pipe And Row.

Find out about clothes borrowing from Armoire at Pipe And Row.

No matter what happens on Valentine’s Day, treat yourself to deals and discounts at Fremont boutiques and gift shops on Thursday, February 15th.  Find out about Fremont Third Thursday offerings for February on the website (click here,) or on the Facebook page.

Best of all, for those looking to borrow high-end stylish wardrobe items, Armoire is back at Pipe And Row.  With the ability to swap whenever, Armoire provides a way to keep your wardrobe refreshed and allow you to always look your best.  See a sample of the Armoire collection, and find out how to rent Pipe And Row items, between 11a – 8p on February 15th.  Come have a bevie, and explore the service for yourself, at Pipe And Row!

 

 

February 12, 2018

SBA Offers An Emerging Leaders ‘Mini-MBA’ Initiative For The Eighth Year

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Learn about making your business grow and thrive with a free mini-MBA program at SBA.  Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Learn about making your business grow and thrive with a free mini-MBA program at SBA. Photo provided by Pixabay.com

On-line applications are now being accepted, until March 1st, for the U.S. Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders training initiative, through the Seattle SBA District Office.  This free ‘mini-MBA’ program gives small business owners tools to spark sustainable growth, and create more jobs, in our area.

For the eighth year in a row, the Seattle SBA will offer this free entrepreneurship education and training for small business executives.  The series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time, along with counseling by experienced coaches and mentors, workshops and opportunities to connect with peers, local leaders and the financial community.

Basic eligibility requirements for participating in the SBA Emerging Leaders program includes:

  • Being a small business owner, or head decision-maker
  • The business sees annual revenues between $400,000 and $10 million
  • The business has been operational for at least three years
  • Employ at least one person, other than self
  • Commitment to the time required for completing the course, from April to October
  • The business has demonstrable growth potential or stands near to transition

“For every $200 the SBA invests in the Emerging Leaders program, a new job is created,” SBA Regional Administrator Jeremy Field said.  “That’s a substantial return on investment for small business owners ready to grow and actively contribute to our economy and communities.”

Get one-on-one mentoring help and direct knowledge about how to make your company successful, through the U.S. Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders Initiative.  Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Get one-on-one mentoring help and direct knowledge about how to make your company successful, through the U.S. Small Business Administration Emerging Leaders Initiative. Photo provided by Pixabay.com

Since its inception in 2008, the Emerging Leaders initiative has trained more than 5,000 small business owners across the country, and those graduates have created more than 6,500 jobs, generating more than $300 million in new financing.

This program is free to business owners that fit the guidelines, but space is limited.  Only 20 seats are available for the 2018 program in Seattle, and on-line applications can be submitted now through March 1st.  For more information, visit the SBA.gov/EmergingLeaders webpage, or contact Lisa White at lisa.white@sba.gov or 206-553-7050.

“SBA Emerging Leaders has a proven track record of helping small businesses in Washington,” SBA Seattle District Director Kerrie Hurd said.  “By working on their business instead of in their business, graduates of the program have increased their revenue, created jobs and helped drive local economic growth in their communities.”

Find out more on the SBA.gov website.

 

February 9, 2018

Fremont Mischief Offers A New Craft Whiskey, & Updates On Facility Improvements

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Experience the artistry of the new Skagit Gold Straight Rye Whiskey, from Fremont Mischief.

Experience the artistry of the new Skagit Gold Straight Rye Whiskey, from Fremont Mischief.

From the first sip, the new Skagit Gold Straight Rye from Fremont Mischief Distillery displays its artistry.  The grain, grown sustainably in the Skagit Valley, comes from rich, rare black topsoil.  The high-rye mash (80% rye to 20% barley malt) is fermented, in temperature-controlled settings, until both the alcohol and sugar measure is just right.  Double-distilled, with precise cuts made for finest flavor, the whiskey is aged in premium oak barrels, all aimed to enhance its extraordinary flavor.

The Fremont Mischief Curiosities & Spirits shop will have more information, and possible tastes, for those 21+, of Skagit Gold Straight Rye.  The shop also has a great selection of gift items, including Valentine’s items, in addition to its collection of artisanal adult beverages.  Find a plethora of vintage glassware, bar ware, unique Pacific Northwest gifts, and of course, award-winning, locally crafted spirits.

Visit the Curiosities Shop on the N 35th Street side of the distillery, and witness the beginnings of construction on the new event venue.  During the build, the gift shop will keep normal hours of operation.  Check out the progress on the Fremont Mischief Facebook and Instagram pages, and picture yourself sipping Skagit Gold on the rooftop terrace of the completed event venue, looking out over the Ship Canal.

Go get into some Mischief soon!

 

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