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Navigating the hidden risks of retirement

Retirement marks a significant milestone in life. It represents the culmination of years of hard work and diligent saving. However, as retirees transition from earning a paycheck to relying on …

Resilience, renewal, and the power of community

As I read through the stories in this month's Wenatchee Business Journal, I'm struck by the common threads of resilience, renewal, and the power of community that weave through each narrative. …

Omnichannel marketing: The key to reaching customers everywhere

Nowadays, customers jump between devices like phones, tablets, and computers and different platforms like websites, apps, print, and in-person stores. They interact with businesses in lots of …

Consider declining to act as power of attorney

A power of attorney authorizes a person (an “agent”) to act on behalf of the “principal” when the principal is no longer able to make his or her own decisions (i.e. when the …

Navigating the new real estate landscape in North Central Washington

Every spring, the sunny slopes of North Central Washington green up with grasses and sage, accentuated with the bright gold of arrowleaf balsamroot and purple lupine spikes. And every spring, our …

Investing in Innovation - The Flywheel Effect

As I reflect on the stories featured in this month's Wenatchee Business Journal, I'm struck by a powerful common thread: the transformative impact of investing in innovation.  The recent …

Get Your Business Valuation Prior to Sale Negotiations

Oftentimes, business owners go down the path of selling their business ill-equipped. Perhaps the owner has built a thriving business and rightfully pats himself on the back for his achievements, but …

When Should You Invest? A solution to timing the market

Buy low and sell high. It’s that simple. Master that technique, and you’ll always make money. The problem, of course, is that in order to buy low and sell high, you either have to be able …

In the ever-evolving business landscape, the importance of strategic marketing cannot be overstated. A well-crafted marketing plan is the cornerstone for sustainable growth, guiding your business …

Cultivating resilience through second chances and innovation

In times of uncertainty, the stories of local businesses and organizations serve as a beacon of hope and a masterclass in resilience. As the CEO and Publisher of Ward Media, it is both humbling and …

Year-round tax planning: Simple strategies to boost your refund

So, you filed your taxes for 2023. Now, you can sit back, relax, and not even think about taxes until next year. Right? Wrong. The truth is the tax you pay is ultimately a result of decisions that …

Your business tax savings might be doing more harm than good

Small business owners sometimes have an enviable opportunity to save on tax. They rightfully look for every loophole to which they are entitled to save money on taxes by deducting various business …

Strengthen brand recognition and loyalty with consistent brand building

In the world of marketing, where trends come and go, one principle remains constant: the importance of consistency. This is true whether you're a multinational corporation or a family-owned business …

Excess cash: the financial junk food risking your economic health

Cash is like junk food. It’s easy to access. It’s right down the street. It makes you feel good. In moderation, it’s not that bad. But too much junk food can have a detrimental …

New Corporate Transparency Act Requires Action by Small Business Owners

Business owners beware: starting this year, individuals seeking to set up a legal entity (think LLC or corporation), as well as owners of existing legal entities, should be prepared to provide …

As the CEO & Publisher of Ward Media, I take great pride and responsibility in ensuring that the Wenatchee Business Journal not only upholds its heritage of trusted business journalism but also …

When it comes to digital marketing, staying ahead of the curve is not just a strategic advantage—it's a necessity. As we embrace the opportunities of 2024, businesses are presented with a range …

Join our team: a personal invitation for aspiring contributors at the Wenatchee Business Journal

I'm excited to announce that the Wenatchee Business Journal, a cornerstone of business news in North Central Washington since 1987, is expanding our team of contributors. We are seeking dynamic …

Property Sale Strategy: Selling Property with the Real Estate Contract

If a person proposes to sell real property (land, house, buildings, etc), the best option is to receive a full cash offer. In this case, whether some or all of the purchase price is financed, the …

Business Sale Strategy: Gift of Appreciated Stock to Charity followed by Sale

If you are a business owner that: (1) is looking towards succession planning and the option of selling your interest in a business; (2) has inclinations towards charitable giving; and (3) is looking …

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