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Small Business Flex Fund
The Small Business Flex Fund is a simple, low-interest & flexible loan for Washington’s smallest businesses and non-profits. It was created to meet the unique challenges of small businesses and non-profits when trying to get access to funding to sustain or grow. The Fund has an easy application process, low interest rates, longer payback timelines, lenders inclined to approve, and experts dedicated to your business success. Please reach out to us here at Sister Sky to help you determine your eligibility and assist you with the application process.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Small Business Administration’s “Shuttered Venue Operators Grant” is open now for applications. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters, Theatrical producers, Live performing arts organization operators, Museum operators, Motion picture theater operators (including owners), and Talent representatives. Reach out to us if you have questions or need assistance.
Reopening Resources for WA Small Businesses
RESTART Partners’ Resources page puts a wealth of small business COVID-19 information at your fingertips.
SmartWA Business Decision Support Tool
The Washington State Department of Commerce has launched a new SmartWA business decision support system and COVID-19 dashboard to help small business owners identify the safety protocols most likely to be important to customers.
StartUp Washington Resources
StartUp Washington Resources page has some great links to resources that can help your business grow and thrive.
Washington State’s Economic Partners
The Department of Commerce and your county’s Associate Development Organizations work closely together to promote Washington State in growing the economy and building communities statewide. Sister Sky Inc., through the Native Business Center, has been contracted by the Department of Commerce to reach Washington State Native-owned businesses.
County Business Resources
Each county has its own assistance programs available, including small business grants.
Craft3: Loans in Indian Country
Craft3 offers a loan program specifically built to understand the culture, traditions and sovereignty of Indian country.
Northwest Native Development Fund
The Northwest Native Development Fund seeks to foster economic and financial independence for Native people by assisting in the development of personal assets through financial and entrepreneurial education as well as providing access to capital through creative lending products.
Sister Sky, Inc.
Sister Sky Inc. is a SBA-certified 8(a), Native American, economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business (EDWOSB) dedicated to delivering empowerment and enrichment services to Native American and disadvantaged communities through culturally-conscious training, technical assistance, event management and communications.