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
Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Published in Blog
As people prepare for the holiday season, Skye Saylor and Thomas Marnin are busy filling orders and stitching together toys for their buzzing business MarninSaylor, featured recently in Seattle Magazine and Eater Seattle’s holiday gift guides. “We’re always making toys. We’re always thinking of the business,” says Thomas who persuaded Skye more than five years
Monday, December 10, 2018 / Published in Blog
This time of year especially, it’s easy to forget to engage in self-care. Families are locking in holiday plans with distant relatives over their precious time off. Parents are searching for the most thoughtful gifts for their children, while retailers are trying to get the attention of busy customers in the form of holiday gift
Friday, November 30, 2018 / Published in Blog
While the autonomy that comes with running your own business can be highly rewarding, it is also well known that being your own boss can be incredibly demanding and requires much more of you than clocking into a nine to five. That did not scare Meg Trainer and her husband Russ Raade from opening up
Monday, November 26, 2018 / Published in Blog
Cathy Kerns always enjoyed fitness, but was tired of having to drive so far for classes. She saw a real need in the West Seattle area for a fitness studio and started thinking about being the one to make it happen. “I knew I wanted to have HIIT in the name, because that interval training
#SmallBizBigImpact Giveaway – Enter to Win $250!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 / Published in Blog
#SmallBizBigImpact Giveaway: November 20-26 Shop local season is upon us and to celebrate Business Impact NW is giving away a $250 gift card you can spend at your favorite small businesses! Starting today, on National Entrepreneurship Day, we invite you to visit your favorite regional business on our Pacific NW, Puget Sound and Seattle maps, snap a picture and share
Jules Online Business Management
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 / Published in Blog
Jules Sanchez worked in management for 18 years before deciding it was time to start her own business, Jules Online Business Management, in August 2015. “I wanted to expand my creativity. I wanted freedom,” she thought while asking herself how she could achieve this while serving others. “I decided to use all of my skills
SÜSU Rolled Ice Cream
Monday, October 29, 2018 / Published in Blog
Seattle is a food city, which means it can be an intimidating place to jumpstart your first food business. With an increasingly competitive market amidst the Amazon-age of endless options, food businesses in particular must be innovative, embrace risk and exhibit a solid background in their craft. SÜSU Rolled Ice Cream, the artisanal ice cream
Monday, October 22, 2018 / Published in Blog
Please follow our discussion series as we post regular blogs on all 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 Wong’s in-person
Intrigue Chocolate
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 / Published in Blog
Portions of the windows were covered in paper as construction workers added finishing touches to Intrigue Chocolate and Coffee House’s newly opened storefront in Capitol Hill. But after I strolled through the door, the construction outside melted away with the smell of freshly brewed coffee greeting me. Natural light barreled through the large windows onto