John Responte, a Marine Corps war Veteran, wanted to open his own business to provide job security to himself and his colleagues. Working as a personal trainer at large corporate gyms, his job was always in jeopardy. After the third time that owners closed or sold the gym where he was working, and he and
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,
Sharon Blyth-Moss and Shirley Henderson radiated a profound sense of peace as they shared their experience so far as entrepreneurs; it was as if any person could come up to them and immediately feel at home. Perhaps that is why their recently birthed baby evokes exactly the same feeling. To friends and family, Squirrel Chops is
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