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?
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.
We know our services make an impact, so we decided to create and pilot a program for the formerly incarcerated: Ready for Release.
Both Ventures and FareStart have developed strategies to expand our mission by providing consulting to other organizations. We want to reflect on seven of the lessons that we have learned.
At Ventures, we look at the people behind the loans.
We are calling this our “food justice” campaign because we know that food entrepreneurs with limited resources face an uphill battle because of a lack of access to capital and other barriers.
We are proud that 73% of all Ventures entrepreneurs and 78% of Ventures staff are women.
Let's get real. We'll bring the lunch. You'll bring your experiences.