This is a very popular question right now, and I wanted to try to get some answers for myself. This article is about my conclusions as to what has happened and where we are heading. I don’t have all the answers, and I won’t go into a ton of depth here. This is more of a brief overview that allows us to step back and see the bigger picture. I admit, it’s so strange seeing all these retailers and malls that we all grew up with closing stores and facing potential bankruptcy. What is going on? Approximately 10% of our workforce are in the retailRead More →

Business Growth

In the past few weeks, I have been in the process of updating my mission statement. I wanted to make it more concise and focused. I thought long and hard about what it is that I’m really trying to accomplish. The short answer is that I’m trying to impact the economy in Kitsap County. How? By helping small business owners survive and grow their businesses despite challenging competition. I’m not anti-corporate, but I LOVE small business. I believe I was inspired by the examples set for me on both sides of my family tree. Both sides have backgrounds as small business owners. That was theRead More →