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From the field through Amazon: Local farm uses online sales to attract buyers for Palouse crops

Sara Mader used her software background to start selling products from a fifth-generation family farm on Amazon Grocery and Gourmet. During a Tuesday workshop, Mader talked about how online sales …


Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant for third time

Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center.


Jeremy Field: 65 years of powering the American Dream: U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates 65 years

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Small Business Act on July 30, 1953, creating the U.S. Small Business Administration, little did he know the lasting impact the agency would …


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

Hanford whistleblower case settles for $5.5 million in total fines

Eight years ago, Salina Savage took on government contractors who had used a shell company to prevent legitimate businesses from receiving lucrative jobs at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. The Richland-based …


Front and Center: Ted Schinzel makes big business out of small business

If you’re determined to make 2018 the year you launch your startup, a good first step might be visiting the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Spokane branch office at 801 W. …


Trump budget would cut Small Business Administration funding

The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year would cut Small Business Administration funding by 5 percent, eliminating some Obama administration programs aimed at creating jobs.


UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:48 p.m.

Flood-damaged homes and businesses in Spokane County could qualify for emergency funding

Spokane County officials are asking businesses, renters and homeowners to report any property damage caused by late-winter flooding. They’re trying to determine whether the county meets cost thresholds to apply …


Trump picks WWE’s Linda McMahon for Small Business Administration post

Donald Trump will nominate wrestling executive Linda McMahon to serve as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a Cabinet-level position.


Disaster declaration clears way for loans for windstorm victims

Homeowners, renters and business owners hit hard in a July windstorm may be eligible for federal help. The U.S. Small Business Association announced Wednesday it has granted a disaster declaration …


Small-business index improves

Small-business owners are slowly making progress, but job stagnation and consumer caution continue holding back a robust recovery, a manager of a small-business index says. Barry Sloane, CEO of New …


Here’s the Dirt: Safeway updating regional center

It’s costing Safeway Corp. $1.9 million at its Spokane regional distribution center to move the large building’s refrigeration system onto the roof. The work started in July and is expected …


Loan program burdened by success

With President Barack Obama refocusing on the plight of small business, how ironic that one of the administration’s most successful initiatives will expire this week for lack of funding. And …


Charting a course to a new vocation

As companies continue to cut jobs, the result across the regional business landscape is predictable during a recession: Dozens of people in Washington and Idaho have taken the leap and …