Small Business Resources

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We've all been impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19.  Business Impact NW is here for you.

Our mission is to grow businesses that create jobs in underserved communities with information, advice and lending to those who cannot get business loans at banks.  If you have a small business that has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can help.

All of our usual coaching, classes, and lending work has been moved online.  We are open for business and ready with free to low-cost services and lending products.

We have added services specifically in response to the impacts of Coronavirus/COVID-19:

  • Business Coaching Sessions for one-on-one help with COVID-19 resilience and recovery
  • Webinars with information on all the resources available and what you need to access them
  • Live Online Question and Answer Sessions about COVID-19 resources
  • Bridge Loans, payment abatement and interest-only options for current lending clients
  • Paycheck Protection Program Loans, which are forgivable and open to all small businesses who qualify. The Paycheck Protection Program closed in August 2020.
  • COVID-19 Information Library for Small Businesses

To access these resources, please choose from the three paths below.  If you would like to support our work to help small businesses in this time of great need, please visit our Support page.

Please note that Paycheck Protection Program loans are not available at this time.

Business Impact NW has been serving small businesses since 1997 and we will be here to serve small businesses through the current crisis and long after.  Please join us.  We are in this together.

Updates and Announcements from Business Impact NW staff: 

  • Quarterly filings for unemployment, insurance and payroll are due Jan 31st, 2021. 
  • The Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is conducting business visits and inspections at random to ensure compliance with the new regulations. There is a $10,000 penalty if you are in violation of new regulations. Along with carrying out inspections proactively or as a result of complaints, L&I offers free consultations to help employers find and fix workplace safety and health issues. Employers who want assistance can request an L&I safety consultation online. It’s free and confidential.
  • The SharedWork Program provides flexibility to retain employees at reduced hours. Washington’s SharedWork program helps businesses and employers avoid layoffs by paying employees partial unemployment benefits when their work hours are reduced. Consider if the SharedWork Program is right for you and your business. More information here.
  • Attend the Small Business Requirements and Resources (SBRR) COVID-19 Impact Webinar being offered by the Small Business Liaison Team - Department of Employment Security, Labor & Industries, Revenue, Health, Enterprise Services and Governor Jay Inslee’s Office of Regulatory Innovation and Assistance.
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