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Crystal Carlson did not let anything deter her from building Ladywell’s Vitality Spa and Sauna. She had no knowledge or experience whatsoever in constructing and managing a business like it, but she was determined to pull it off. First, she had to figure out the information she needed to understand the kind of business industry

We at Business Impact NW, Veteran’s Business Outreach Center and the Washington Women’s Business Center had a spectacular time arranging and hosting Food Biz Day. In collaboration with our generous supporters, Verity Credit Union and BECU, we were able to organize an event that helped a lot of people, more than we had initially conceived.

Arron Barnes is passionate about learning. When he wanted to expand his knowledge on entrepreneurship, he made an effort to read books and listen to audio books by business experts. And he attended workshops given by Veteran’s Business Outreach Center. When he was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) during his stint in the Military,

Fantastic Duo and Dual Shop

Monday, 16 January 2017 by

Sharon Blyth-Moss and Shirley Henderson radiated a profound sense of peace as they shared their experience so far as entrepreneurs; it was as if any person could come up to them and immediately feel at home. Perhaps that is why their recently birthed baby evokes exactly the same feeling. To friends and family, Squirrel Chops is

One Refugee at a Time

Monday, 19 December 2016 by

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman’s business called MiMi Globe Goods was born out of her idea to marry her passion to create and her desire to help marginalized individuals or communities. Ming-Ming was inspired to make fabric necklaces when a friend took notice of one she bought from France. It was also a friend and a Fashion Degree

Dominika was one of the #womeninbusiness who joined Women’s Business Center’s Celebrating Dreams, Celebrating Success event last summer. And she is a ball of fire; she tells her story behind Hot Chick’s Dog Walking Co. with vigor. After ten years of running a business and walking dogs everyday, she is still very much in love with it. She has

“Mom, when you keep doing your best, you’ll never fail,” these were Lily Tran’s son’s encouraging words for her when she needed it most. With the support of her biggest fan, Lily took the plunge and opened her own business. She attended classes given by Business Impact NW’s Women’s Business Center, found funding for her

Following the conference, Business Impact NW (BINW) and Harborstone Credit Union, together with BECU as the platinum sponsor, hosted the IMPACT Pitch Competition for the very first time. The BINW team welcomed the sponsors, semi-finalists, and finalists into the Service Room; soon after, other guests came in and registered for the joyous event. Eight finalists

  Last November 4, 2016, the first annual ELITE Veteran’s Business Conference—sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union—was held in Courthouse Square, Tacoma. Veterans starting up or further developing a business gathered together in the historic landmark built in 1910, its nostalgic atmosphere being felt in every corner. It was a beautiful, sunlit day for a lesson-filled

Nature is majestic in every sense of the word—its beauty and its immensity indescribable; and while conversing with Lauren Roman, it was obvious that she does not take this truth for granted. Lauren translates who she is and what she firmly believes in through her business, TransparentPlanet; she provides solutions to processes that pose detrimental

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