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Category Archives: Small Business

Support local companies on Small Business Saturday

In 2015, a record 95 million shoppers rallied around their communities to support local businesses and shop locally during Small Business Saturday. Across the nation, customers spent $16.2 billion at small businesses, supporting their neighbors, friends, and entrepreneurs. As one … Read more

Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central assist new entrepreneurs

Small businesses are at the heart of Spokane’s economic ecosystem. To support that ecosystem, Startup Spokane provides two resources for Inland Northwest entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow successful companies: Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central. Startup Spokane, a n … Read more

Growing Business through Government Contracting

Greater Spokane Incorporated provides business expansion opportunities through a variety of programs. One program is the Eastern Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which provides businesses of all sizes with support to get qualified to bid on government contracts. PTAC … Read more

What I Know, by Todd Mielke

What I Know By Todd Mielke, CEO, Greater Spokane Incorporated by: Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living / in Spokane CDA Living, What I know (Posted here with permission by Bozzi Media) Everyone yearns to find their passion in life, often believing … Read more

Small Business is Big – Celebrate with Us!

The President has declared May 1 – 7 national Small Business Week and we want to help support and recognize all of the great small businesses throughout our community doing great things. Did you know that 76% of GSI members … Read more

Exporter Profile: River Linguistics, Inc.

With Jenny Charlton-Jones, President Founded: 2013 Location: Spokane Number of employees: 5 Tell us about River Linguistics. What type of services do you provide? River Linguistics, Inc. is a full-service language services provider. Our focus is on delivering scalable, customized … Read more

Buy Local | Shop Small | Small Business Saturday is November 28!!!

In Spokane, we know that SMALL business is BIG … and GSI is encouraging shoppers to show their favorite neighborhood shops some local love! Across the country Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday following Thanksgiving as a day … Read more

Spokane Transit to Give Free Rides on Black Friday

Kick off the season of joy with a frenzy-free Black Friday! Our friends at Spokane Transit are gifting you free rides all day long. More time shopping and less time parking while you sit back and enjoy the ride. Shop local … Read more

Trade Policy Update: Significant Developments in Ex-Im and TPP

Two major trade policy items – the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the negotiation of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal – had significant developments in recent weeks. Both items directly impact Washington … Read more

Small Business Saturday … It’s a BIG deal!

Across the country Small Business Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving as a way to encourage support of small, local businesses. In 2010 American Express launched Small Business Saturday, and in 2011 it became a day officially recognized by … Read more