Megan is Business Impact NW's Development Coordinator and a candidate for Seattle University's Arts Leadership MFA program. She holds a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of Montana and is passionate about storytelling of all forms, nature and developing community by elevating our unique stories. Megan who grew up on her family-owned farm and ranch in Montana, is especially inspired to empower business owners from underserved urban and rural communities.
IMPACT Pitch 2018: Small Business Empowerment!
Friday, October 05, 2018 / Published in Blog
On Thursday, October 4th, Business Impact NW gave away $30,000 to local entrepreneurs at 415 Westlake in Seattle.  Presented by Harborstone Credit Union, IMPACT Pitch was the culmination of a 4-month long contest of 63 applicants vying for a chance to win their piece of the prize money to help them start or grow their successful business
Business Impact NW Collaborates with Wells Fargo
Sunday, September 30, 2018 / Published in Blog
This month Susan Perreault, Program Director of the Washington Women’s Businses Center at Business Impact NW presented with small business leader and SVP Roby Schapira of Wells Fargo at the NAWBO conference in Spokane, WA. The duo teamed up for a presentation titled “Growing Your Business by Knowing Its Lifecycle.” Roby and Susan’s partnership was
Repair Revolution – 1 Year After IMPACT Pitch Win
Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Published in Blog
Repair Revolution is on a mission to disrupt the auto repair industry, which is stained with a bad reputation for deception and lack of integrity. “We’ve created the most transparent repair experience possible” says owner Eli Alison, who sends customers photos and videos from the initial inspection of everything addressed in a quote. As a
Monday, September 17, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
Community comes first at Resistencia Coffee — community, resistance and last, but not least, coffee. Surrounded by Seattle’s industrial area and mere blocks from the Duwamish Waterway this South Park coffee shop is a welcoming, safe and vibrant community-controlled space that is actively resisting anti-displacement efforts. Since opening in their newly remodeled location on Cloverdale
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
“Everyone comes to business ownership through their own path – people are either pushed or pulled into entrepreneurship,” says Susan Perreault, Training Manager & Instructor at Business Impact NW and the Washington Women’s Business Center (WWBC). When people are pulled, it’s due to a passion, an opportunity, or a desire for independence or financial security.
Monday, June 25, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
Did you know the Seattle Public Library has more to offer than books? Using your free library card, anyone can access research databases, knowledgeable professionals and more to get the information they need when starting a small businesses. As part of our focus on market research this month, we sat down with librarian and SPL liaison
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
George and Denise Hage have been selling Italian shoes in Bellevue since 2011, but their story begins long before. 27 years ago, George was living in Dubai with his wife and sister who complained about the lack of good shoes available to them. George, who worked in insurance at the time, took this need to
Friday, June 01, 2018 / Published in Blog
Building Community Connections, Exploring Partnerships, Celebrating Women’s Success On May 31, 2018 Washington Women’s Business Center of Business Impact NW hosted the third-annual Celebrating Dreams, Celebrating Success event presented by Verity Credit Union.  With over 280 attendees, local women business owners connected with each other, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business coaches and mentors. Over 50 Local Women-Owned Businesses
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
“I don’t think I could have done it by myself,” says founder & executive director of the Madrone School, Lindsey McGrew. In fact, when she talks about starting the Madrone School -an affordable, specialized alternative to public school for children with autism. Lindsey uses the word “we” a lot, about her team, her family, and
VBOC Counseling Signup
Sunday, April 29, 2018 / Published in Blog