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%
Effie Garcia, the founding owner of the Student Success Center of Orting has a long history of helping children learn and grow. She is guided by her belief that all children, no matter their socio-economic status or geographic location, deserve access to places that provide an enriching educational environment. “I started teaching preschool 20 years
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
Jan Parker mastered cooking in high-end hotels and for discerning private clients all over the world, but her love of Filipino food started at home. Growing up in Tacoma, her parents felt it was important to stay connected to their Filipino culture. “They fed me authentic food from the Philippines and even taught me how
Therapist Ada Pang has filled her caseload over the last two and a half years through specializing in counseling couples as well as people living with or impacted by cancer, and clients who fall under both of those categories. Now that her business, People Bloom Counseling, is operating at a caseload that is close to
Please follow our discussion series as we post regular blogs on the latest news with Seattle’s labor standards ordinances. We will also highlight various tools and resources that Business Impact NW can provide to educate and guide small business owners on understanding and complying with Seattle’s labor standards laws, such as Henry’s in-person OLS class on
On the surface it may seem obvious what drives the owners of Peloton Bicycle Shop and Café — the small space near Seattle University combines a full service bicycle repair shop with coffee, beer, and breakfast/brunch/lunch. Without a doubt, they have a passion for bikes, good food and brews but that’s not the whole story.
“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.
Triplehorn Brewing Company is a craft microbrewery located in Woodinville, WA. They put it best themselves— “We make beer, and we seem to do a pretty good job. We’re always working to be better than we were yesterday.” Richard and Raymond Nesheim were both employed in construction, but when work shut down in 2007 they
Five days before opening, a sprinkler line broke and flooded the shop. Emily Schikora wasn’t phased- she opened her Ballard boutique Editor Consignment on schedule, without shoes. Having her own space was worth it, “this is my vision” she says “and it came to fruition.” She jokes “the experience cured me of being a perfectionist.”