The Veterans Business Outreach Center is proud to be the recipient of a grant from Boeing that will fund “Build Your Network, Build Your Business”–a project to help veterans grow their access to social capital with the goal of launching new successful veteran-owned small businesses in Washington!
Then: Fstopcafé Bainbridge Roasters of Bainbridge Island was born out of a hobby and an unplanned expedition that began nearly 14 years ago. In 2004, David Adler took his first trip to Nicaragua, thanks to an invitation to join a coffee delegation to Isla de Ometepe, Bainbridge’s sister island since 1986. David had been roasting

Bakery Nouveau: Then & Now

Then: Bakery Nouveau is a Seattle icon – but just 12 years ago, it was barely a dream. Husband and wife team William and Heather Leaman decided to open a bakery together in 2006, after William captained Bread Bakers Guild Team USA, where he led his team to victory at the Coupe du Monde de
This week at Business Impact NW we had our annual Earth Day panel with special guests from the City of Seattle’s Collaborative Green Business Program. Stephanie Noren and Stephanie Gowing co-hosted a brilliant presentation outlining what it means to be a part of Seattle’s thriving culture of sustainability. Their interactive panel placed a focus on

Business Loan Heats Up Hot Mama Salsa

“I love chili peppers,” said Nikki Guerrero, owner of Hot Mama Salsa when asked why she started her company. “Growing up in the southwest, fresh salsa is a part of the culture. When you are a transplant, you miss that, so I wanted to bring those flavors to Portland.” That was eight years ago when

Launching the Business Impact NW Blog

Welcome! We’re excited to be launching the Business Impact NW blog. Some of the topics we’ll be featuring include small business profiles, partner program information and information on getting financing to underserved business owners. Our first post is from Business Impact NW’s Founding Executive Director, John Renforth. ——– Breaking New Ground in Community Collaboration Great