Supporting Small Businesses During the Festive Season

Hanah Lopes

During the heat of the pandemic, difficult stories about small businesses experiencing lost sales and closures were front and centre. Yet despite the challenging circumstances, many of these small businesses remained optimistic that brighter days would come. Unfortunately, this optimism and resilience is being tested. Meta’s latest “Global State of […]

Six businesses receive grants to open or expand |

Hanah Lopes

Six businesses in Danville got a monetary boost last week as the River District Association hosted a celebration ceremony for its Dream Launch grant recipients. More than $140,000 was awarded to businesses to open or expand their brick-and-mortar businesses in the River District. Another $17,500 was awarded as part of […]

The Complete Guide For Local Businesses

Hanah Lopes

When we hear the term local SEO, we often think about the strategies and tactics that local retail or B2C businesses use to optimize their online visibility and drive traffic to their physical storefront. However, there are also B2B businesses, which may or may not operate from a distinct location, […]

Snohomish County announces $5 million pandemic recovery program focused on small businesses, tourism

Hanah Lopes

Dave Somers Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers Monday announced $5.2 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments to support pandemic recovery efforts for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and tourism. These investments include the creation of a Small Business Innovation Assistance (SBIA) program, which provides technical assistance and grants to […]

AI and tax automation can spark fresh ideas for businesses

Hanah Lopes

While it’s well known that artificial intelligence and automation make compliance easier and reduce manual processes, what’s less well understood is how to harness the technology to gain a richer experience that sparks innovation in business processes. When tax departments actually engage with AI, the insights garnered can affect everything […]