A shortlist of businesses you can support today.
Making a donation one way you can advocate for a more equitable society. Your gift says that you care whether or not your neighbor can make ends meet.
Workshops, one-on-one business coaching, resources, networking, and more for local small business owners with less than 10 employees.
Ventures and The Riveter are hosting a happy hour and panel discussion with LGBTQ+ founders on how they built their businesses on June 25th.
"I worked in the industry for several years as a mechanic and hated what I saw. People were taken advantage of and lied to...I loved fixing cars but couldn’t stay in an industry with this landscape so I quit…and started daydreaming about how I could do it better."
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.
How has our advocacy increased access and reduced barriers for Ventures entrepreneurs? Where have we fallen short? What are other ways that we can make a positive impact in our community?
Jaime Mendez is more than a Ventures entrepreneur. He's a triple threat.
Ventures’ secret recipe for success: “A pinch of passion and brilliant idea, a teaspoon of training, 3 tablespoons of coaching, 2 ½ cups of incubation and 4 bags of capital.”
Big enough to help and small enough to care. That is how one survey respondent described working with the City of Burien in the 2018 Burien Business Survey.
Lo suficientemente grande para ayudar y lo suficientemente pequeño para cuidar. Así es como un encuestado describió trabajar con la Ciudad de Burien en el Encuesta Empresarial en Burien 2018.