Local Indie Biz #3: Small Manufacturing

I own a small skincare and cosmetics company, specializing in producing high quality, healthy, non-toxic skincare and makeup products. We manufacture all our products in-house, so we are a mix of light manufacturing and retail. Because I make my products in-house, I’m able to provide Seattle with fully customizable skincare, which means I can help…

Local Indie Biz #2: Neighborhood Bar/Restaurant

This excerpt is reprinted from The Stranger with permission from author Andrew Friedman. In publicly discussing the $15 minimum wage issue, I’ve been cautioned by allies not to use logic, reason, and data to make my point, but instead to mirror the 15Now platform and stick to emotion-based polemics, apples-to-oranges “facts,” and simple slogans, as…

Who Are We Really?

Well, I am one of the owner/operators of El Norte Lounge and Mr. Villa Mexican Restaurant in north Seattle. I am one member of this newly formed, non-partisan, self-funded, grassroots organization called Forward Seattle. We met while attending the numerous Council Meetings and decided that we have a common cause. In addition to being small…

Local, Indie Biz Story #1: Coffee Shop

This is the first in a series of stories by local Seattle business owners. There has been a dismaying amount of misinformation about who we are and the financial flexibility we have to cope with a +60% increase in payroll costs. We hope that going public with our stories will help correct these assumptions. I am the owner of an…