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.
With the support of Wells Fargo, Ventures was able to loan $204,515.06 with 54 loans in 12 months, compared to $81,743.14 and 22 loans the year before.
At Ventures, we look at the people behind the loans.
Elena Nebreda received a $2,000 loan through a vote by her peers to exhibit at the Seattle and Las Vegas gift shows.
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.
For entrepreneurs who come through our many programs – including training, coaching, incubation, and access...
What is a savings club and why is it needed?
When the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) asked us to bring an emerging entrepreneur to their café in the Olympic Sculpture Park, La Panadería was a clear choice.
Ventures is excited to announce the launch of a new cohort of Matched Savings Accounts....