In small organizations, internal controls are often sacrificed for the sake of delivering quality services. This is especially true for cost-conscious, small nonprofit organizations. However, ignoring internal controls is very risky and should never be completely abandoned regardless of how small an organization.
Our La Toscana Vineyard rescue program went well over the summer months. Since writing about my effort to recruit some amateur winemakers to revive the half-acre vineyard near Dryden, a few of us have done well in bringing it back to life while teaching each other what we know and learning through doing.
Employers in today’s modern world face a variety of legal issues relating to the use of smartphones and other mobile devices in the workplace whether the employer provides the mobile device or the employee is using her own device to perform work for the employer.
Small businesses may seem small, but they have an enormous impact in local communities as well as the U.S. economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, creating two out of every three new jobs each year.
(Update: Since first posted online in June, four individuals have so far responded to this call for help and have agreed to work together to prune, spray, retrain and harvest this year's La Toscana vines. Our hopes are to make this a learning vineyard where we can all share knowledge and have some grapes to make wine with in the end. — R.S.)
On July 5, Gov. Inslee signed into law (SSB 5975) a historic paid family and medical leave insurance program to provide employees with a portion of their wages when they need to be away from work to care for a new baby or a sick family member.
A lot has changed since the Association of Washington Business (AWB) was founded 113 years ago. Innovation has sparked new industries, many of them unimaginable even a generation ago, changing the way we live and work and drawing millions of new residents to our state.