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It’s Just Business: Paleo Pushers: Changing lives one cookie at a time

By William Manzanares | July 7, 2016

There is perhaps no better endorsement for a product than true testimonials from the entrepreneurs who create and market it. This is the case with Todd and Jocelyn Ellis – a.k.a. Paleo Pushers – who launched their all-natural, preservative free cookies business by making their own and sharing with their friends. Todd Ellis credits his…

It’s Just Business: Lyla’s Room now open for business // New children’s consignment shop brings something new to downtown Puyallup

By William Manzanares | June 9, 2016

A fact of life that all new parents soon learn is that kids grow out of clothes – quickly. So what do you do when your little one’s collection of too-small sizes starts to pile up? You can give things away to friends and family – if you just happen to know someone with a…

Secret family recipe cooks up success for Mrs. Pickles Gourmet

By William Manzanares | May 26, 2016

Ever watch “Antiques Roadshow” and wish you had some super valuable family heirloom tucked away? You might consider looking through your recipe box rather than your attic. For Aly Cullinane, her family treasure turned into an entrepreneur’s dream. More than 100 years ago, Cullinane’s Great-Grandmother Toots came to Tacoma from Branson, Mo. and brought with…

It’s Just Business: When I Work app makes employee scheduling easy

By William Manzanares | April 14, 2016

While on vacation a while back, my friend was trying to solve a problem, and she said “wouldn’t it be cool if there were an app that you could use to schedule your employees and all that it entails without having to call everyone and take hours away from managers’ time?” I did some research…