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Built by Blue Sound Construction, designed by MaKe Design, photos by Alex Hayden
  • Make the New Business Income Deduction Work for You

    Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in:
    • Tips & Trends
    • Builders
    Many businesses will benefit this year from the new 20 percent qualified business income deduction. This deduction applies to "pass-through entities:" partnerships, S-corporations, sole proprietorships, and most LLCs. There’s still time for last-minute tax strategies, so don't neglect to consult your CPA.
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  • MBAKS Launches Workforce Development Resource

    Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in:
    • Industry Issues
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    The Puget Sound region is booming. Now more than ever, we need people to enter the skilled trades to build the housing, commercial space, infrastructure, and transportation projects necessary to accommodate our growing community.
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  • December 2018 Builder's Bulletin: Snohomish and Pierce Counties See Decline in Single Family Permits, Rise in Multifamily Activity

    Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in:
    • Builder's Bulletin
    Within the three-county metro area, the only county to see a slight increase in single family permits through September 2018 was King County, where permits were up four percent. Meanwhile, multifamily permits are up three percent throughout the metro area.
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  • Ignoring Cybersecurity Risks Won't Make Them Go Away

    Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in:
    • Tips & Trends
    • Builders
    Cybersecurity can be a scary subject. We get it. It’s daunting and something you just want to ignore in hopes that nothing bad will happen to you. Sorry friend, this subject is all TOO real to ignore. But we’re here. We got you.
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  • Five Practical Ways Outsourcing Payroll Can Transform Your Business

    Posted on Nov 7, 2018 in:
    • Member Benefits
    • Tips & Trends
    • Builders
    You may think it would be too expensive or that you have too few employees to outsource your payroll. However, it is quite the opposite. The time you’ll gain back to focus on your company’s needs will surely reward your bottom line and give you and your employees peace of mind.
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