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Could Starbucks Make Coffee Delivery Work In Bellingham?

The days of sending the intern out for your afternoon caffeine boost may finally be coming to an end. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz recently announced that the company is planning to roll out delivery service in select locations in 2015. Given Bellingham’s close proximity to Seattle, and the abundance of …

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Built In Bellingham: WompMobile Converts Your Website For Smartphones

Humble Beginnings Madison Miner first entered the online mobile scene as many great startups do; by making life a little more convenient. He and his snow-happy roommates wanted to know the weather conditions at Mt. Baker before deciding to get out of bed, and as a budding internet entrepreneur would …

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Uber Rolls Into Bellingham, WA

There’s something subtly powerful about being able to request a ride in a sleek black sedan with a single button push on your smartphone. The experience seems akin to what a CEO might feel when summoning their company limo. Since 2009, Uber has been making that experience available to regular …

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Local Business

Bellingham Tarp Business Seeks to Cover More Than the Pacific Northwest

As Jim Watt will tell you, living in the Pacific Northwest means getting familiar with tarps. With our well-deserved reputation for damp weather, tarps are a necessary part of keeping things dry around here. Watt, the owner of Northwest Tarp and Canvas, can provide you with custom coverings for pretty …

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Local Business

6 Bellingham Businesses That Don’t Exist, But Probably Should

Have you ever had one of those moments where you really want to go do something, or eat a particular sort of food, and you have to face the disappointing reality that no Bellingham business offers that service? We here at BBN know that feeling, and we decided to take …

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NABE September Business Outlook

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) recently published their September 2014 business outlook summary. NABE’s panelists presented their views on the path the economy will take during the rest of 2014 and into 2015. The information should prove useful for local businesses as they plan for Q4 and the …

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What Bellingham Tourism and College Enrollment Numbers Mean for Local Business

As any Bellingham business owner knows, if your bottom line depends on patronage from around the area, you’ll quickly become familiar with two distinct demographics: college students and Canadians. And while long-term residents, especially the retired, still make up a substantial chunk of Bellingham’s paying customers, it’s hard to deny …

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Local Business

3 Bellingham Businesses You Didn’t Know Existed

Bellingham is known for being a pretty quirky place, and our local businesses are no exception. Entrepreneurial spirit, fueled by plenty of coffee, has led to the creation of many local businesses that show off our unique Pacific Northwest culture. Some, such as Woods Coffee or Mallard Ice Cream, are …

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Cyber Security Risks and What Your Bellingham Business Can Do About Them

Knowing how to protect your data from cyber attacks is an essential part of doing business online. The cost for neglecting cyber security in the U.S. is reaching a point where no company can afford to write off the risk. A Ponemon Institute Study of the costs of cybercrime in …

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5 Mobile Credit Card Processor Options For Your Small Business

By the year 2014, one innocent question should be deeply etched into every small business owner’s mind: “Do you take cards?” If your answer is anything other than yes – and an exasperated “yes” still counts – you might need to start looking into the mobile payment options available to …

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