Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Published in Blog
Business Impact NW is proud to sponsor Camp Thundercraft, a three-day small business retreat at Camp Sealth on Vashon Island from April 12-14 for anyone interested in building their small creative business. “Camp Thundercraft aims to create a space where small creative business owners can come together to learn from one another, inspire each other to
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Published in Blog
In 2011, Efrem Fesaha walked into a café in Asmara, Eritrea that roasted its coffee at night, so it had fresh beans available to make espresso in the morning. “The smell of coffee inside a café is super rare. In most cafés you don’t even smell coffee,” says Efrem. “The whole experience really excited me!”
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 / Published in Blog
“GuildWorks aims to Inspire with Lightness in form, Beauty in Structure and ​Grace in Movement,” reads an inspirational quote on GuildWorks’ website, a design build company in Portland, Oregon that creates fabric architecture installations. “In a lot of ways, we’re multiple companies in one,” explains Founder and Senior Design Principal, Mar Ricketts. “We design. We
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 / Published in Blog
Small business owners are great at solving problems with their products or services, but they’re not always great at avoiding financial fires in their businesses. Entrepreneurs are driven and motivated.  They spot a problem and then they even developed a product or service to solve it. However, despite their intelligence and drive, many small business
Friday, January 25, 2019 / Published in Blog
January is the time for many to set New Year’s resolutions and entrepreneurs are naturally thinking of their business goals as well as personal goals. Not only is it a new year, but deadlines like taxes are on the horizon, and maybe that system you meant to put in place to make filing easier, just
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 / Published in Blog
Tax preparation can be stressful for business owners.  Gathering the required documents and information and communicating with your tax preparer can alleviate some of the stress. Here are some things to know while preparing for tax season:  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA): The 2019 filing season is the first under the TCJA. The TCJA,
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 / Published in Blog
Believing in your startup can be a bit like believing in magic. At times, the dream may seem impossible until hard work, luck and the stars collide, and voilà you’re in business! Combining years of experience at being a mother, a passion for healthy living and food activism with elbow grease and a unique service,
The Impact of Policy on Small Business
Thursday, January 03, 2019 / Published in Blog
In the day to day, it’s easy to lose track of how policy shapes our lives, from the streets we drive on, to the homes we live in, to the stores we shop in. Did you take transit to work today? Policies decided the price of your bus ride. Going on a hike this weekend?
Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 / Published in Blog
Brought to you by the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, these six fundamental rights are an essential piece of knowledge for small business owners who are in search of financing.     Visit for more information.
Walk This Way Dogs
Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Published in Blog
While Savannah was at school at Seattle Pacific University, she walked dogs to help fund those pesky student bills of tuition, rent, and groceries. After graduating with a degree in apparel design, she worked one year in her field and hated it. She thought, “Why am I not walking dogs?” and went back to her