Ventures is excited to announce that over $1,000,000 has been deployed to small businesses in grant funds since the start...
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Burien Stories of Small Business Resilience: Seeds & Sprouts
“I have the responsibility to do something different.” As an orphan, Iris Ruiz never felt like she was truly a...
Burien Small Business Stories of Resilience: Emerald City Mattress
“We are the owners of our own time. Having your own business gives you the opportunity to do that!” Eight...
Burien Small Business Stories of Resilience: Celeste Boutique
“There are a lot of projects going on in Burien and that feels exciting.” Vilma Aguilar spent her childhood in...
How We Partner with the SBA to Fund Small Businesses
How do we use the SBA to help small businesses? Since 2000, we've approved 567 SBA loans to entrepreneurs who have thin credit files, low-credit scores, or can't access traditional loans through a bank.
Ventures: Not Your Traditional Lender
At Ventures, we look at the people behind the loans.
How a Microloan Transformed Sister Sage Herbs
In 2016, Jayne Simmons was turning away customers. She was producing thousands of bottles of tinctures in a cramped, shared kitchen that had no storage or room to expand. It was not enough.