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Kitsap Business Forum: Your workforce — from disengaged to fully invested.


Roughly 80 percent of employees are partially or fully disengaged in their jobs. Disengagement costs U.S. businesses big bucks—$960 million to $1.3 billion per year. Improving engagement goes beyond adding foosball and free lunch. This interactive Kitsap Business Forum will share the four sources of employee disengagement and provide useful, relevant tools and strategies to help move your workforce from disengaged to fully invested.


  1. The power of leveraging unique needs and drives
  2. The single most important thing managers can do to increase employee engagement
  3. Essential team characteristics necessary for your organization’s success
  4. Strategic shifts to make your organization and its people thrive


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3 Proven Tactics to Grow Your Small Business with LinkedIn

This article has been brought to you courtesy of Linkedin. 

There are over 30 million small businesses in the United States, but only half of them will make it past five years. Ensure your small business is in the successful half and capitalize on how LinkedIn can evolve your business. Here are three ways to grow your business using LinkedIn:

Create & Promote a LinkedIn Company Page

 LinkedIn members are 50% more likely to buy once they’ve engaged with your business on LinkedIn. But they can’t connect with you if you don’t have a LinkedIn Company Page. Personal profiles don’t have the same marketing, advertising, and recruiting features as Company Pages, making them less effective at promoting your business. As you create your page, think about the kind of impression you want to create among potential customers and employees.  Continue reading

Workshop: Saving Taxes for Small Businesses

Do you want to know the 8 key strategies small businesses can use reduce their Federal and Washington taxes?

Do you want to gain a deeper knowledge of what taxes you and your business are required to pay?

If you answer either of these questions with a “yes”, you need to attend this workshop which is specifically designed for small businesses and their owners.

This workshop will:

  • Show you the types of Federal, state and local taxes to which a business in Washington may be required to pay.
  • Demonstrate to you, with real-life examples, how to minimize your business and personal taxes so you keep more money in your business and your pocket.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Do you think you might want to sell your business?

The Value Gap

by Kelly Deis of SoundPoint Consulting

business for saleHave you ever heard of it? Well, if you are thinking of selling your business in the next few years, it is a term that you should get familiar with.

The value gap is the difference in price between what the seller thinks his/her business should sell for and what a buyer is willing to pay for it. Bluntly, it is unrealistic expectations on the part of the seller.

Sadly, it is one of the bigger reasons why deals go awry in the lower-to-mid market tier. And, it can be avoided.

Causes of the Gap

There are a variety of reasons why a seller may think that their business is worth more than what others are willing to pay for it.

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Free networking event in Bremerton.

After-hours event hosted by TruSeal Pavement Maintenance at the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce office.

Bring plenty of business cards, get ready to network away – and have a great time too! Why not bring one of your work associates or customers? These after work events provide the perfect opportunity to chat and build relationships.

June After-Hours Networking Event
Thursday, June 28

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.


 Hosted by

at the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce
286 Fourth Street, Bremerton
Parking available for this event at Kitsap Bank,
corner of Sixth and Pacific.