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
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.
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
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%