Monday, June 04, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
An entrepreneur since 1993, Joyce Hosea has plenty of experience as a small business owner. Before her latest venture, Cheese Platters and More, she had a good idea of what she would need to be successful, which brought her to Business Impact NW. The biggest need? Startup capital. As the owner of The Melding Pot
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
Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Published in Blog
Tui Landa, Loan Officer Originally from Thailand, Tui came to the US in 1971. She got her Masters in Business Education and was preparing to attend UC Davis for a PhD when she met her husband and life took her in another direction. Before Business Impact NW, Tui worked in consumer banking and commercial loan
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
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Sunday, April 29, 2018 / Published in Blog
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
“If you’ve never been in business before, you don’t know what you don’t know. Network. Connect with a mentor or coach. Find support: it doesn’t have to be expensive; lots of options are free!” This is the advice of Susan Fondren, owner of Madrona Dog Company. The business is ever evolving, and in a self-proclaimed
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
For many musicians, it’s difficult to imagine being able to quit your day job, play music as your full-time gig, and still be able to live in Seattle. But thanks to Gigs4U, that dreams is becoming reality for hundreds of rising and established local musicians in the area. “We’ve paid out over $1 million to
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
“We feed people – we have something for everyone” says co-founder Amanda Bedell with Phebe Rossi of Nuflours Bakery. Together, Phebe and Amanda pride themselves in serving up a variety of options for every body, from gluten-free to dairy-free, paleo, vegan, soy, corn, peanut –free, and more. You walk in and everything looks delicious, because
Thursday, March 08, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
“I love having a business, and most days my mind is blown that I get to do this” says Lee Torres, owner of The Boxing Gym West Seattle. Located on the main street of White Center, a neighborhood that desperately needed something different in its commercial district, Lee marvels in the diversity of members of
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
John Responte, a Marine Corps war Veteran, wanted to open his own business to provide job security to himself and his colleagues.  Working as a personal trainer at large corporate gyms, his job was always in jeopardy.  After the third time that owners closed or sold the gym where he was working, and he and