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New Study: Washington No. 8 Most Expensive State for Assisted Living as Seniors Set to Return in 2022

Explore these rankings of most to least expensive states for assisted living as Seniorly data is compared with median incomes and average savings to determine affordability. With occupancy in senior communities expected to rebound in 2022, a new study found Washington is the No. 8 most expensive place for assisted living facilities with an average monthly cost of $4,995. The national average

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AlphaGraphics gives back to small businesses through Make It Happen Makeover Contest

Winners to receive one-of-a-kind package from the global leader in print and marketing solutions AlphaGraphics, a leading brand in the print and marketing space for over 50 years, understands the impact that small businesses have on their local community as well as the nation overall. In an effort to give back to the small business community, the organization is announcing

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Survey: 74% of companies are hiring contract professionals for seasonal and year-end needs

Robert Half reveals what’s driving demand for contract talent It’s the start of a hectic hiring spree for many companies, new research from talent solutions and business consulting firm Robert Half shows. In a survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., 74% of respondents said they are bringing on contract workers to support year-end initiatives. Companies in

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David’s Bridal Announces Launch of First-Ever Comprehensive Wedding Planning Mobile Application

The launch of the application is the latest addition to the suite of wedding planning tools and resources offered by David’s Bridal, positioning the brand as the premier wedding planning expert. The planning app is yet another digital solution from David’s Bridal in its strategic effort to respond to the evolving needs of the modern couple. The app not only

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Four Tips to Help Businesses Engage Customers During Halloween and Beyond

Simple ideas to help businesses of all sizes authentically visualize celebrations in their marketing. 86% of people still look to celebrate the good things in life – and now, more than ever, people are feeling the strain of social distancing, wanting to feel a sense of connection, and belonging with others after many months of isolation. The most common hopes people shared once transmission

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Small Business Flex Fund raises an additional $40 million to support Washington state small businesses

Heritage Bank, JPMorgan Chase and WaFd Bank commitments bring the Fund’s total to $70 million The Small Business Flex Fund hit a milestone this week, having now raised a total of $70 million in committed capital that will benefit small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those in underrepresented communities, across the state of Washington. Launched earlier this summer, the Small Business Flex Fund is a

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CEO Confidence Retreated in Q3, but CEOs Remain Optimistic

Labor shortages have increased significantly The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™  in collaboration with The Business Council retreated in the third quarter of 2021, after hitting an all-time high in Q2. The measure now stands at 67, down from 82. (A reading above 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses.)  CEOs’ assessment of current economic conditions declined from last quarter but remained in positive

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Quick Bites: How Not To Be Intimidated In Silicon Valley

WELA Shares Discussion Between Founder and Laura Ching, Co-Owner of Tiny Prints Founder of WELA, Upuia Ahkiong, had a conversation with Laura Ching, co-owner of Tiny Prints, an online stationery store, and discussed how success happens when you stop overanalyzing. So, you decided to become an entrepreneur before you had an idea; what gave you that unique perspective? “I get this question

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Entrepreneurs Wanted: Building a Better Business Future

  Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One), by John Meese, is the practical guide for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to build a profitable business despite uncertainty in the market. Survive and Thrive offers advice on marketing, sales, and finance strategies that helps build (or rebuild) a thriving business in any economy.

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Nearly 40% of Consumers Appreciate Colors the Most Among Visual Elements on Business Websites, Finds New Survey from Top Design Firms

Thirty-nine percent of consumers are drawn to colors when visiting a company’s website. Small businesses should focus on colors that increase sales when designing their websites. About two-fifths of consumers (39%) are attracted to color schemes the most on business websites compared to other visual elements, according to a new report from Top Design Firms, a directory of digital and creative agencies.

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