The Seattle Business Builders® Podcast

We tell the stories of growth behind the successful businesses that build the Seattle community.

Each episode features an interview with a Seattle business owner, unpacking their journey and uncovering insights from their experiences.

These are the businesses that make our community special. If you’re invested in the Seattle business community or are building a business yourself, this podcast is for you.

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Will Hicks has been recognized as a Wall Street Journal All Star Analyst and is the founder of Sapling Wealth Management (a financial advisory firm specializing in small business benefit planning and high-net worth investment strategies) where he focuses on enriching the lives of his clients.


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Episode 11: Dan Adams, McMillen Jacobs Associates | Seattle Business Builders

Dan Adams is the CEO of McMillen Jacobs Associates, a mid-sized heavy civil engineering firm specializing in tunnel and dam projects and featuring design-build capabilities. Dan sat down with Will to talk about his long history as a field and design engineer and, now, as a C-suite executive managing the challenges of leading 500+ employees […]

Episode 10: Ken Graff, Realtor

Ken Graff has a background working in the hospitality industry. He spent years working downtown coordinating operations for venues, and even had a 10-year stint at the Space Needle. Today, Ken is a REALTOR® specializing in the greater Seattle area, who offers offers his clients superior skills in negotiation, up to date market knowledge, excellent […]

Special Episode: The Market Impact of COVID-19

In the wake of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak – and amidst a developing outbreak in the Seattle area – Will and Laura sat down to discuss how citizens and investors should approach the situation. From clinical data to market analysis and from China to the US, this conversation covers a breadth of information on what […]

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