Recovery for Community 2020
Support small business recovery for BIPOC, women, Veterans, rural, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ business owners disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic across the Pacific Northwest.
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Entrepreneurs Supported in Retooling Business
Jobs Created or Retained Since Shutdown
Small Businesses Identify as Minority-Owned
COVID-19 Relief Loans and Adjustments
Recovery for Community
Powering small business growth, success, and empowerment
During this time of uncertainty for small business owners, the services and support offered at Business Impact NW are more important than ever. Our COVID-19 response supports small businesses owners of color, women, Veterans, rural, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic across the Pacific Northwest.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have transitioned all of our businesses coaching, courses, and lending online. We have provided 224 PPP loans totaling $6.5 million dollars, formed a COVID-19 Response Team by hiring 4 full-time new staff members committed to providing dedicated support, supported 99 entrepreneurs retool their business during this time, and supported 14 new businesses to launch.
Our COVID-19 Response Team is dedicated to providing coaching, counseling, and working directly with small business owners adversely impacted by COVID-19.
The Recovery For Community Fundraising Campaign will support Business Impact NW’s COVID-19 response work going into 2021.
Show your support for recovering small businesses and the impact they bring to the community by giving a donation on GivingTuesday, this December 1st, 2020 or giving through the holiday season and end of year.
Hope Amongst the Hurdles
Palacia Scott's salon sits on the corner of a vibrant and diverse neighborhood in Northgate, Seattle. Although current restrictions have heavily impacted the way her business is usually operated, she has only used the time to enhance her services, finding ways to make accommodations for every type of client that walks in through her doors.
"During this time, we have to band together to support and encourage one another. We're meant to work together... We have to ensure that we all make it [through this] together."
Palacia actively uses Business Impact NW classes and mentor support, "I was on the verge of giving up. Things were not going well. I reached out to Business Impact NW, and got a mentor. Slowly but surely, I got into it a bit more... the resources and support are unending."
Double Your Donation
A special thank you to our matching sponsors for doubling all donations to the Recovery for Community Campaign up to $7,000