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Meet the Pro: Erika Ramberg of Substantial

Tuesday November 12th • by Meredith Fife

Fresh Chalk talks to Erika Ramberg about her journey to becoming a yoga teacher and how she came to make a career leap into the tech world.

Meet the Pros: Doulas Making a Difference

Thursday October 17th • by Tom Laramee

Fresh Chalk chats with a group of doulas who are committed to helping expecting mothers in local underserved communities navigate our complicated healthcare system and have a great birth experience.

150k Small Business Website Teardown Part Three: WordPress

Wednesday October 9th • by Adam Doppelt

This chapter focuses on 70,000 SMB websites that run WordPress, which represents about 45% of the total dataset from prior chapters. Take a close look at how WP performs on a variety of hosting providers, if Cloudflare improves performance, and how plugins/themes impact speed and Google search.

The Seattle Guide to Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Thursday October 3rd • by Meredith Fife

Looking for ways you can have a positive impact on the environment? Check out Fresh Chalk’s comprehensive Seattle guide to reducing your carbon footprint, featuring 30+ climate-friendly businesses, service providers, and products that you can invest in.

Meet the Pro: Kristy Royce of Sun Path Electric

Tuesday October 1st • by Meredith Fife

Recently Fresh Chalk connected with Kristy Royce, Cofounder and President of Sun Path Electric. Kristy chatted with us about her journey from leading a travel company to starting a business that fights climate change.

It's Time To Winterize

Friday September 27th • by Meredith Fife

Here in the PNW, fall can change quickly to winter, so preparation is key. We've got 10 winterization recommendations that can save you from costly aggravations down the road.

Dream Team: Coaches Help Seattle Entrepreneur Go the Distance

Wednesday August 14th • by Liz Pearce

If you meet Peter Chee out and about, you’ll notice his infectious smile and bright demeanor. But dig deeper and you’ll learn that the person Peter is today is the result of the support of a team of coaches over many years.

Top 10 Pros You Need to Sell Your Home

Wednesday August 7th • by Yaprak DeCarmine

How fast you can sell your home and how much the process will cost can depend on the professionals you hire. We’re here to help you find experienced and friend-trusted pros that can help you have the best possible experience selling your home.

150k Small Business Website Teardown Part Two: Website Builders, Speed and Google Rank

Tuesday July 30th • by Adam Doppelt

In this chapter I delve into the tricky world of small business website builders, hosting and site speed. Prepare for a deep dive into Squarespace, Weebly and Wix, with a bit of WordPress thrown in for good measure.

Fresh Chalk is partnering with EnviroStars to promote Environmentally-Conscious Washington Businesses

Wednesday July 24th • by Yaprak DeCarmine

We've added 100+ EnviroStars-recognized businesses to Fresh Chalk, making us the first and only recommendations site to feature Washington businesses who’ve achieved the EnviroStars recognition.

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