Thursday, June 13, 2019 / Published in Blog
Brave Care
Friday, June 07, 2019 / Published in Blog
Monday, May 27, 2019 / Published in Blog
Monday, May 20, 2019 / Published in Blog
Inspiring Facts about Female Entrepreneurship: Women-owned businesses (WOB) have grown 114% versus the overall national growth rate of 44% for all businesses over the past two decades (1997-2017). (Source: The State of Women-Owned Businesses, 2017, Commissioned by American Express) Women owned approximately 20% of all employer businesses nationwide in 2015. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016
Couch to Active
Thursday, May 16, 2019 / Published in Blog
couch to active
Lyn Lindbergh traded in a 20-year corporate career to follow her life-long dream of opening her own business: what was to become Couch to Active. Frustrated by cultural norms in the fitness industry, Lyn wanted to find a way to address how difficult it can be to live an active lifestyle. She said her life
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / Published in Blog
Are you sick of all your hard work benefiting someone else’s business? Are you ready to set out as a solopreneur? You might be a little afraid or unsure how to begin and to be honest, setbacks will likely occur. On the positive side, setbacks are an opportunity for growth. Here are ways to handle
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 / Published in Blog
In her former life, Julie Fry was the first employee of Chuckit!, the ubiquitous, bright orange fetch toy that dog owners use to launch balls long distances. When Julie was introduced to the company in 1999 she was at a park with her dog where the owner was selling the toy out of his van.
Monday, May 06, 2019 / Published in Blog
It’s Small Business Week – and that means that it is time to salute some of the vibrant businesses that make our communities strong. One of our favorites is Hood Famous Bakeshop. Its story started in 2013, when owners Chera Amlag and George Quibuyen hosted a one-night pop-up in collaboration with a local Filipino restaurant.
Sunday, May 05, 2019 / Published in Blog
Christopher Stone Business Impact NW: Tell us about the work you do for Business Impact NW’s lending department? “As Loan Portfolio Manager, my job touches many aspects of the business lending cycle. The first – and most important – is working with prospective borrowers at the beginning of the lending process. While “the numbers” are
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
Founding Owner of HeartBeet Monika Kinsman approached Business Impact NW when she needed to move her food business from its original location in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood to Queen Anne. Many businesses on her former 65th Street location had already moved when the city converted parking spaces into a bike lane, which led to a 50%