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The adage “Know what you do, do what you love” seems particularly appropriate for Freeman, a small Seattle-based company founded on a singular goal:...

Small Biz Interviews: Groomed for Success

The repertoire of a barber might have changed over the centuries (they no longer, for instance, offer bloodletting and leeching services, as they did...

One Thing You Must Do Every Time Your Business Grows 50%

I hear it all the time... Small business owners are frustrated with their businesses and they don’t know where or how to start. You got into...

5 Pros and Cons of Specializing in Your Industry

Your company can choose to do it all. It can handle every responsibility. However, the less your business chooses to specialize, the fewer advantages...

Small Biz Interviews: Half a Century at the Drive-In

Dick’s Drive-In is no flash in the proverbial frying pan. A Seattle staple since Dick Spady, Warren Ghormley, and “Tom” Thomas opened their first...

Try These Lean Principles to Boost Productivity

Lean Principles are all about maximizing value, and minimizing waste. The body of thought originated in the manufacturing industry, and is rooted in the...

Busyness is Not Productiveness

Somehow a packed calendar/agenda seems to be an indicator of our “success.” We live in a 7/24 world, we have more work than we...

Small Biz Interviews: Anything But Your Average Hardware Store

There are few hardware stores that can brag of hosting 300-person art shows or can claim they have a pot-bellied pig parked in the...

What Wedding Photography Can Teach You About Business Agility

All businesses share certain qualities, but you might be surprised that wedding photography covers a wide range of similarities to most small businesses. A full...

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