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.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 / Published in Blog
Small business owners are great at solving problems with their products or services, but they’re not always great at avoiding financial fires in their businesses. Entrepreneurs are driven and motivated.  They spot a problem and then they even developed a product or service to solve it. However, despite their intelligence and drive, many small business
Business Impact NW Collaborates with Wells Fargo
Sunday, September 30, 2018 / Published in Blog
This month Susan Perreault, Program Director of the Washington Women’s Businses Center at Business Impact NW presented with small business leader and SVP Roby Schapira of Wells Fargo at the NAWBO conference in Spokane, WA. The duo teamed up for a presentation titled “Growing Your Business by Knowing Its Lifecycle.” Roby and Susan’s partnership was
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 / Published in Blog
Flatstick Pub is an iconic local destination for many Seattleites. It is their go-to pub for drinks and games after work or a sports event in the CenturyLink Stadium, or their venue choice for birthdays – just about any sort of party. And we cannot forget, it is a haven for men and women who
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 / Published in Blog
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
Friday, February 24, 2017 / Published in Blog
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.
Monday, September 19, 2016 / Published in Blog
No matter the culture, the country, or the business sector, the entrepreneurial spirit is universal. It is equal parts unbridled optimism, staunch determination, and sheer madness. On Wednesday September 14, 2016 we (Business Impact NW) were invited by the SBA to meet with eight women entrepreneurs from all over Africa to share our work through
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Published in Blog
  Business Impact NW client builds consulting firm with a fundraising focus Successful fundraising events require careful, strategic planning from idea to execution. When you attend, your experience should be seamless and make you feel valued, and you should see how the hosting organization’s mission and vision fit into every part of the event. That’s