Thursday, May 16, 2019 / Published in Blog
Couch to Active
Thursday, May 16, 2019 / Published in Blog
couch to active
Lyn Lindbergh traded in a 20-year corporate career to follow her life-long dream of opening her own business: what was to become Couch to Active. Frustrated by cultural norms in the fitness industry, Lyn wanted to find a way to address how difficult it can be to live an active lifestyle. She said her life
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 / Published in Blog
In her former life, Julie Fry was the first employee of Chuckit!, the ubiquitous, bright orange fetch toy that dog owners use to launch balls long distances. When Julie was introduced to the company in 1999 she was at a park with her dog where the owner was selling the toy out of his van.
Monday, May 06, 2019 / Published in Blog
It’s Small Business Week – and that means that it is time to salute some of the vibrant businesses that make our communities strong. One of our favorites is Hood Famous Bakeshop. Its story started in 2013, when owners Chera Amlag and George Quibuyen hosted a one-night pop-up in collaboration with a local Filipino restaurant.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
Founding Owner of HeartBeet Monika Kinsman approached Business Impact NW when she needed to move her food business from its original location in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood to Queen Anne. Many businesses on her former 65th Street location had already moved when the city converted parking spaces into a bike lane, which led to a 50%
Friday, April 19, 2019 / Published in Blog, Client Stories
Effie Garcia, the founding owner of the Student Success Center of Orting has a long history of helping children learn and grow. She is guided by her belief that all children, no matter their socio-economic status or geographic location, deserve access to places that provide an enriching educational environment. “I started teaching preschool 20 years
Monday, April 08, 2019 / Published in Blog
Business owners have a lot on their plates.  From sales, fulfillment, and hiring to HR, payroll, and marketing, there’s a lot to do and a lot that can fall by the wayside. One of the things that can seem non-urgent—until it turns into a crisis—is financial management. Ironically, the mistakes you make here can be
Monday, April 01, 2019 / Published in Blog
Marketing is a frame of mind and it touches all aspect of your business. Think about it, when you pitch an investor, that’s marketing. When you’re working on your customer acquisition strategy, that’s marketing. When you’re entering a cross-promotional partnership with your neighboring small business – you guessed it – that’s marketing. For some people,
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 / Published in Blog
Monday, March 4, 2019 – 13:27 Jackie Bayne, Office of Equal Opportunity, 360-705-7084 OLYMPIA – A unique partnership between the Washington State Department of Transportation, Sound Transit and Washington state-based credit unions will help underserved businesses participating in WSDOT’s Capacity Building Mentorship program with alternative financing options. The mentorship program has been operating successfully since
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 / Published in
Do you do business in the City of Seattle? Are you thinking about hiring your first employee?  Do you want to avoid hefty fines just because you didn’t know the rules? This session is dedicated to understanding the complex and often overwhelming rules and regulations pertaining to hiring and retaining employees in the City of Seattle. We will