Washington Women's Business Center (WWBC)
The Washington Women's Business Center is committed to providing training and financing opportunities to female entrepreneurs.
A program of Business Impact NW in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, WWBC equips women and their families in Washington State with the resources to successfully start and run their businesses.
We've all been impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19. We have added services specifically in response to the impacts.
How You Can Build Your Business With WWBC
- Receive one on one business coaching
- Take classes, trainings, and workshops for aspiring and current small business owners, in-person and online
- Host a workshop: sliding scale group-setting instruction provided to organizations, groups, and corporations on starting or growing a business and more – contact us to inquire
- Receive referrals to valuable business resources
- Join us for our Celebrating Dreams annual event
- Click below to follow a path - Launch, Grow, or Fund Your Business - or jumpstart your access to services by registering
HOW TO NAVIGATE COVID-RELATED RESOURCES & ADAPT YOUR BUSINESS MODEL TO THE COVID BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Our team of business coaches can provide the following one-on-one assistance:
- Additional help navigating city, state, federal, and private economic relief programs related to COVID-19.
- Answering specific questions when filing SBA, State, and City grant and loan applications.
- Mitigation planning for the long-term economic effects of COVID-19 or similar occurrences.
- Building resiliency into your business model
- Understanding your business model and hazards and prevention of the transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases
- Contingent planning for potential effects of COVID-19 on the supply chains, distribution, and sale of products
- Implementing new management and practice of telework to reduce possible transmission of COVID-19
- Managing remote customer service by electronic or other means
- Learning about the risks of and mitigation of cyber threats in remote customer service or telework practices
Increase the number of women owned small businesses
Maximize jobs created by and for those businesses
Reinforce the growth, profit, and value of each business
What You Can Gain
- Understanding of your funding options
- Help preparing loan packages and presentations for lenders and potential investors
- Skills to help you manage business profitability
- Support in creating a comprehensive business plan and financial projections
- Help identifying business expansion options
- And more!
Women-owned businesses employ 9 million people in the US
39% of 28 million small businesses are led by women
Women-owned businesses generate more than $1.6 trillion in revenues
From 2007 to 2016 women-owned businesses increased by 45% - 5X faster than the national average
Women-owned businesses receive 80% less first year funding than male-owned businesses
Only 4% of the total dollar value of small business loans go to female entrepreneurs
Locally, in 2019
Business Impact has placed T-DUB in the company of some of Seattle's top women entrepreneurs through events like Celebrating Dreams, Celebrating Success. Washington Women's Business Center and BIN have been an integral resource for the growth of my business.
Last summer I attended a Launch & Grow course at Business Impact Northwest. The course provided invaluable instruction, coaching and community and gave me the confidence and support to turn an idea into a reality.
Susan Perreault and others at the WWBC have been an essential part of my networking efforts. By putting me in contact with other local small successful business owners, I was able to learn from their experiences throughout the different phases of their business. That input is invaluable for a new entrepreneur learning to navigate uncharted waters.
Susan of the WWBC has been my guide, mentor, and support throughout the entire business planning process. From designing my business plan, launching my first classes and encouraging me when I was disappointed, she has been coaching me every step-of-the-way. I could not and would not have done it without her!
WWBC has been a great encouragement. From navigating trademarks to keeping me focused, coach Susan has helped me think big and keep the ball rolling.
Business Impact NW approved a loan and a line of credit for new production costs, which has enabled us to grow our business with bigger customers and expand our product line. We were able to double our sales in 2017.
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Sign Up For Services
Our partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to register with an online service request before we can provide assistance. This form also acts as Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strict confidence. Any request for technical assistance (business coaching, training, or counseling) is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL!
To unlock your access to all of our classes and the ability to receive free one-on-one business coaching,
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Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.334.4330 x 102.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.