Seattle local business news and data – Construction

September 17, 2020

10 business development tips for a COVID-19 world

Johnston Training Group


Goodbye, handshakes and exchanging business cards; hello, Zoom and chat windows. According to a recent survey by Zweig Group, 90% of AEC firms say COVID-19 will affect overall business development activities in the next 12 months. And yet business must go on and new work must be pursued.

Here are 10 ways to stay engaged with existing connections and build business.

1. Take the lead. COVID-19 is changing how schools, workplaces, and more are designed and built. What is your firm doing differently as a result? Can you team up with another firm and offer a webinar or other virtual service? Collaborate with your colleagues, partners, or clients to be a thought leader.

Dara t’Sas, director of marketing at BCRA, said, “Now more

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Amazon to hire 10,000 workers in Bellevue, near Seattle headquarters

  • Amazon is adding 10,000 new jobs to its planned Bellevue, Washington expansion. 
  • The retail giant said Friday its new leases on two buildiings there will now total 25,000 positions. 
  • Earlier this year, the company lost a fierce fight against a new tax imposed by the Seattle City Council on large companies. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


Amazon appears to be following through on reports it plans to shift its footprint out of Seattle.

The company on Friday said it plans to hire an additional 10,000 workers in Bellevue, Washington on top of the 15,000 jobs it promised last year. It’s also leasing two new offices near a planned transit extension in the suburb’s downtown to accommodate the workers.

“These projects will provide our teams with state-of-the-art office space, and the community with new amenities — such as public parks and retail space — to help fulfill the city’s

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