Ventures is working to understand and address emerging needs through our relationships with clients. We are also adapting our programmatic offerings to meet these needs.
Leslie Pierson, owner of GoodHangups has been a long-term advocate for small businesses and social enterprises and has worked with Ventures for two years since she discovered InnoVentures.
Why our Microenterprise Home Kitchens proposal "died" in the state legislature this year.
Curious about Ventures first-ever policy proposal? Our "tamale bill" would legalize home cooking and create a place in the formal economy for our early-stage food entrepreneurs.
Ventures and The Riveter are hosting a happy hour and panel discussion with LGBTQ+ founders on how they built their businesses on June 25th.
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.