COVID-19 is spreading in Kitsap County. Everyone should take steps to protect their health and the health of those around them. Since information continues to change, here’s a link to the Kitsap Public Health District’s web page dealing with resources and updates for local residents.
If you or someone you know has symptoms, please look at this fact sheet…
March 24, 2020
I know that these past few weeks have been challenging for many folks. The COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably impacted our economy, and this rings especially true for small businesses across our region. As someone who worked professionally in economic development before serving in Congress, I’ve always believed that small businesses are the backbone of our economy.
With that in mind, I strongly believe that Congress must take immediate action to support small business owners and their employees. I’ve taken action and wanted to share some helpful resources that small businesses like yours may find helpful.
As you may be aware, Congress authorized disaster loan assistance for small businesses in the first coronavirus response law. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to small businesses, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Continue reading
Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans
by John Benjamin, Cavu Networks
With most people working from home now I want to highlight how important it is be extra vigilant with cyber-security practices and to raise awareness about scammers taking advantage of the changes in how and where we work.
We are seeing a large increase in scammers calling people at home claiming to be their ISP (internet service provider) or a well known technology company because ‘there is a virus on their computer’ or ‘their Antivirus software is out-of-date.’ The scammers are insisting that a remote connection or credit card is required to fix the problem. Continue reading
For entrepreneurs interested in starting food businesses, the hurdle of finding a commercial kitchen can be one of the toughest barriers to entry. Not only is kitchen space hard to find, but the intricacies of regulations from different licensing agencies supervising different types of food production can feel confusing and even daunting. Continue reading
Developing and launching a new product requires research, resources, and a determination to follow through despite roadblocks and setbacks. If you have a product idea, how can you better ensure your development effort goes smoothly, and the end result is a win for you and your company?
While product development comes with varying levels of complexity that depend on the type of product you plan to create, several key ingredients for success remain universal. Continue reading