June 23, 2018

1 in 10 WA startups begin in Pierce County

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Pierce County is ideal place for startups

“While Pierce County offers pluses to new entrepreneurs it also lacks many of the minuses that are starting to take the shine off King County.

“The “head tax” that the Seattle City Council passed and then quickly rescinded brought down the wrath of business giants such as Amazon. But King County’s soaring home prices and choking traffic affect anyone also trying to start a business.”

Amy Paulose, president of Emily’s Chocolates, offered this advice for startups:

“The No. 1 thing is keep looking forward,” she said. “It is so easy to get caught up in day-to-day and feeling overwhelmed.

“Look at the bigger picture. Keep your head up. Look at what is practical what you feel you can be and how you can push to take risks.”

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