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Other Organizations Assisting Small Businesses
Mercy Corps Northwest
Mercy Corps NW works to assist motivated low-income individuals to impove their lives through starting or expanding a small business. They offer a range of services, including seminars and small business loans.
Bank On Seattle - King County Free Classes & Seminars
Bank On has partnered with local nonprofit organizations to offer a wealth of free financial education classes.
Your Business Resource
This resource website is the work of BuRSST which is based in South King County and is dedicated to helping you start your small business successfully!
StartZone helps South King County residents achieve financial self-sufficiency by providing accessible and affordable training, consulting and other support for building small businesses that are bankable, profitable and sustainably connected to the local economy.
American Financial Solutions
American Financial Solutions is a non-profit that offers credit counseling, financial education and debt management services that put people in control of their financial success.
Community Capital Development
CCD promotes lending and economic opportunities to under-served populations. Provides small business consulting services, training and networking. CCD operates three Women's Business Centers (Washington Business Center, the South Sound Washington Business Center and the Northwest Women’s Business Center), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Washington Statewide Minority Business Enterprise Center (MBEC).
Enterprise for Equity
Headquartered in Olympia, Enterprise for Equity is a community supported nonprofit that helps people with limited incomes start and sustain small businesses.
Washington Access Fund
The Washington Access Fund (formerly WATF) is a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides low-interest loans to help Washington residents with disabilities obtain the technologies and business equipment they need to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community.
Evergreen Business Capital
Evergreen Business Captial is a non-profit that acts as an intermediary for federal and alternative loan programs to help create jobs and stimulate growth. Evergreen is authorized to administer the 504 loan program by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Seattle SCORE was organized in 1965 as a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the support and development of Greater Seattle's small businesses. Their volunteers are a diverse group of professionals and entrepreneurs who share their time and expertise to help you start and grow your business. SCORE provides free, personalized counseling to help individuals start and operate a successful small business. They also provide workshops for a modest fee for new businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
The Metropolitan Development Council
MDC is a non-profit providing high quality services to Tacoma / Pierce County residents. Its mission is to promote self-sufficiency and remove individuals and families from poverty. MDC operates over 38 distinct programs, including economic and career development. MDC staff provides comprehensive and individualized attention to clients who may need assistance in more than one area of their life.
National Organizations with Local Coverage
Accion is a private non-profit organization that offers small business loans of up to $25,000 and financial literacy education to small business owners in the United States.
The Abilities Fund
Dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship and self-employment for people with disabilities. The Abilities Fund develops and serves these markets by offering a range of financial products, customized training, technical assistance, policy recommendations
An Internet-based service that links entrepreneurs to experienced business experts in mentoring relationships. Operation of MicroMentor transferred on October 1, 2006, to Mercy Corps, the international humanitarian relief and development agency.