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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.
Over our first six months in operation, our team was able to reach 30 economically disadvantaged, 19 minority owned, and 15 women owned small businesses in Snohomish County, WA. Thanks to our supporters over 260 hours and $6,500 in free services have been given away during that time period. It is our goal to double these numbers by the end of 2014.
October 2014: Our organization will begin to offer sliding scale to free legal counseling and services for small businesses owners, covering both business and non-