Capuli Club Sips and Treats

Originally trained as an architect, Gabriela Alban now runs a business with her mother that makes natural, organic and healthy “sips and treats”. She wanted to do something more meaningful and thought the best way to do this was by starting her own business. The idea for Capuli Club came from her country of origin,
Business Impact NW and its programs, including the Washington Women’s Business Center and the Veterans Business Outreach Center, help create and grow the small businesses that make our communities great places to live and work.  By donating, you not only help support underserved communities, but help families, neighborhoods, and local economics thrive.  You can invest

Sean’s Clay Corner

Sean Kelly opened his business a few months ago and so far everything is going well. He started out teaching pottery classes and has since expanded to selling his pottery as well. The classes have been popular thanks to flexible scheduling and being open to every skill level. Sean says he is a very artsy
On Friday September 29th, Business Impact NW gave away $26,000 to local entrepreneurs at The Riveter in Seattle.  Presented by Harborstone Credit Union, IMPACT Pitch was the culmination of a 3-month long contest of 74 applicants vying for a chance to win their piece of the prize money to help them start or grow their

Connect Lounge- Iulia Bejan

Originally from Romania, Iulia Bejan moved to the United States only 9 years ago. She always planned on being her own boss someday. Being an entrepreneur runs in the family, she says. The first 2 years she was here earning an MBA in New York. After graduating she moved to Seattle but due to the
Last year’s big winners at IMPACT Pitch were The Riveter, LLC and Olykraut, who each won $10,000 to help grow their businesses. The Riveter, LLC won the Start-up Business Award. Run by two women, their awesome idea was to offer co-working spaces designed for women, contributing to their empowerment and supporting them in their ventures.
Crystal Carlson did not let anything deter her from building Ladywell’s Vitality Spa and Sauna. She had no knowledge or experience whatsoever in constructing and managing a business like it, but she was determined to pull it off. First, she had to figure out the information she needed to understand the kind of business industry
We at Business Impact NW, Veteran’s Business Outreach Center and the Washington Women’s Business Center had a spectacular time arranging and hosting Food Biz Day. In collaboration with our generous supporters, Verity Credit Union and BECU, we were able to organize an event that helped a lot of people, more than we had initially conceived.
Arron Barnes is passionate about learning. When he wanted to expand his knowledge on entrepreneurship, he made an effort to read books and listen to audio books by business experts. And he attended workshops given by Veteran’s Business Outreach Center. When he was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) during his stint in the Military,

One Refugee at a Time

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman’s business called MiMi Globe Goods was born out of her idea to marry her passion to create and her desire to help marginalized individuals or communities. Ming-Ming was inspired to make fabric necklaces when a friend took notice of one she bought from France. It was also a friend and a Fashion Degree