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Currently 1 in 3
households live below Washington’s self-
This is felt hardest by our county’s minorities, particularly single mothers of all races, with many turning to small business ownership to improve the lives of their families.
Washington is amongst the highest in the nation for business turnover, with one business closing for every one that opens business that opens.
Only 5 out of 10
survive the first year
Only 3 out of 10 will survive through their 3rd year
Snohomish County’s small businesses are failing because they lack planning, marketing, funding, and the knowledge required to set prices and understand taxation and regulation .
Low income and minority owners are the most vulnerable, and there is little access and high resistance to receiving support.
As members of this county, we have a responsibility to impact the success of the small businesses in the communities we live.
These businesses are vital for economic growth, development, innovation, diversity, and job creation. They also support fellow businesses such as banks, and insurance companies.
You can make a difference by supporting local organizations that provide planning and training services, sharing your experiences of struggles and success, donating and volunteering your time and experience, and, most importantly, shopping local.
Join us today in supporting our small businesses.
Throughout our first year in 2014, our team was able to reach 40 economically disadvantaged, 23 minority owned, and 16 women owned small businesses in Snohomish County, WA. Thanks to our supporters over 900 hours and over $10,000 in discounts and free services have been given away during that time period. It is our goal to double these numbers by the end of 2015.
MARCH 2015: Our organization will be launching its first workshop entitled Your Business Foundation. This workshop will cover business, financial, and marketing planning for 10 new businesses in March, June, September, and December. CLICK HERE for information.