On Friday September 29th, Business Impact NW gave away $26,000 to local entrepreneurs at The Riveter in Seattle.  Presented by Harborstone Credit Union, IMPACT Pitch was the culmination of a 3-month long contest of 74 applicants vying for a chance to win their piece of the prize money to help them start or grow their

Connect Lounge- Iulia Bejan

Thursday, 14 September 2017 by

Originally from Romania, Iulia Bejan moved to the United States only 9 years ago. She always planned on being her own boss someday. Being an entrepreneur runs in the family, she says. The first 2 years she was here earning an MBA in New York. After graduating she moved to Seattle but due to the

Last year’s big winners at IMPACT Pitch were The Riveter, LLC and Olykraut, who each won $10,000 to help grow their businesses. The Riveter, LLC won the Start-up Business Award. Run by two women, their awesome idea was to offer co-working spaces designed for women, contributing to their empowerment and supporting them in their ventures.

After being an entrepreneur herself and earning a doctorate in business administration, Susan was looking for a position in small business coaching. She got to know about Business Impact NW when she started looking at what was available in the market place. One of the things she really liked about Business Impact NW was the

Proud to be Filipino

Monday, 17 July 2017 by

Ever heard of Hood Famous Bakeshops’s ube cheesecake from a friend or neighbor? If so, you know you have to check it out. Chera Amlag’s Hood Famous Bakeshop creates a unique take on a Filipino quintessential sweet delicacy loved by many— ube halaya made from purple yam. She uses ube as her key, or standout,

Introducing Edwin

Wednesday, 12 April 2017 by

I had the privilege to sit down with one of our dedicated and hardworking volunteers and just talk to him about who he is and how his experiences have been here at Business Impact NW. His name is Edwin Singh. He is currently a senior finishing up his finance undergraduate program in University of Washington.

Flatstick Pub is an iconic local destination for many Seattleites. It is their go-to pub for drinks and games after work or a sports event in the CenturyLink Stadium, or their venue choice for birthdays – just about any sort of party. And we cannot forget, it is a haven for men and women who

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,