The Impact of Policy on Small Business
Thursday, January 03, 2019 / Published in Blog
In the day to day, it’s easy to lose track of how policy shapes our lives, from the streets we drive on, to the homes we live in, to the stores we shop in. Did you take transit to work today? Policies decided the price of your bus ride. Going on a hike this weekend?
Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 / Published in Blog
Brought to you by the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, these six fundamental rights are an essential piece of knowledge for small business owners who are in search of financing.     Visit www.borrowersbillofrights.org for more information.
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
MarninSaylor
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
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
IMPACT Pitch 2018: Small Business Empowerment!
Friday, October 05, 2018 / Published in Blog
On Thursday, October 4th, Business Impact NW gave away $30,000 to local entrepreneurs at 415 Westlake in Seattle.  Presented by Harborstone Credit Union, IMPACT Pitch was the culmination of a 4-month long contest of 63 applicants vying for a chance to win their piece of the prize money to help them start or grow their successful business