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Seattle Business Education Hub

Seattle Business Education Hub is a business development and resource center (located in Bellevue) whose mission is focused on assisting women, minorities, veterans and other business owners in the startup or growth stage with financial literacy training and small business education. No cost, one-on-one advising is available to organizations located in the City of Bellevue.
Access 1-1 Advising
Business
Non-Profit

Seattle’s Muslim Directory

A comprehensive directory of businesses including:
  • Caterers
  • Halal Markets
  • Mosques
  • Restaurants
  • Services
Instructions:

Enter your complete business name for when people who know your business by name and are looking you up here: https://muslimwa.com/submit-listing.

No-Cost Marketing
Business
Non-Profit
Muslim

Shop Local Kirkland

Eligible Entities: Kirkland-based businesses and non-profits
Instructions:

Register your business here https://www.shoplocalkirkland.com/register-business

No-Cost Marketing
Business
Non-Profit

Small Business Flex Fund

The Small Business Flex Fund was created to provide access to growth capital for smaller, local businesses and nonprofits in Washington state that need it most. What it is:
  • Flexible working capital loans
  • 3%-4.5% interest rates
  • No fees. Interest-only payments for first year
  • 60- or 72-month repayment timelines
  • Borrow up to $150,000 and the money can be spent flexibly, including on payroll, utilities & rent, supplies, marketing & advertising, building improvements or repairs, and other business expenses
  • More information here
Eligibility requirements include:
  • Nonprofits as well as small businesses are eligible
  • Fewer than 50 employees
  • Annual revenues of less than $3 million
  • Experienced direct economic hardship due to COVID-19
Instructions:

Apply here.

Funding Opportunities
Business
Non-Profit

Small Business Grants

The City of Covington has an additional $150,000 of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) dollars available to assist Covington small businesses with grants from $2,500 to $7,500. Small businesses for these grants are defined as having 15 employees or less and must have had a location in Covington city limits as of March 3, 2021. This program will remain open until all funds are expended.
Funding Opportunities
Business
All

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization.  
  • Don't be discouraged if you don't pull up a topic that matches your interests - new topics are published periodically. You can search past topics of interest as well as what projects agencies have funded before.
Funding Opportunities
Business
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