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Small Business Resiliency Network

Culturally relevant assistance for business owners and organizations affected by COVID-19

The effects of COVID-19 have negatively affected all Washingtonians, but Washington’s small businesses, especially those from marginalized communities, have been hit especially hard.

Commerce strongly supports an equitable recovery for all Washingtonians. We are investing in and partnering with organizations that can provide assistance.

Technical assistance from trusted community messengers can help you:

  • Find and apply for resources, whether you are open or closed
  • Access translation assistance
  • Navigate local, state and federal resources
  • Plan for recovery and safe re-opening

Additional Support

The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of expert business advisors working in communities across the state to help small business owners start, grow and rebuild their businesses through no-cost, confidential, one-on-one consulting and advising. The SBDC is sponsored by Washington State University and the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

More Information:
Email: washington@wsbdc.org
Phone: (833) 492-7232

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Community Served
Comunidad atendida
Service Area
Área de servicio
For Assistance Contact
Para Asistencia Contacte
African American or Black Spokane County Carl Maxey Center
509-795-1886
Carlmaxeycenter@gmail.com
African American or Black and community at large King County Tabor 100
425-528-0110
staff@tabor100.org
African American or Black and People of Color Federal Way, Kent Federal Way Black Collective
206-379-1717
fwblackcollective@gmail.com
African American or Black and People of Color Pierce County Tacoma Urban League
253-383-2007
Maamideede@thetacomaurbanleague.org
African American or Black, People of Color, Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
Central Vancouver, Clark County Fourth Plain Forward
360-947-7669
4thplainforward@gmail.com
African American or Black, Chinese, Latinx, Multi-Ethnic, Vietnamese
(Services also available in Arabic, Bantu, French, Hausa, Igbo, Iranian, Kikuyu, Luo, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Tagalog, Twi, Yoruba)
Spokane County Multi-Ethnic Business Association (AHANA-MEBA)
509-999-5365
bencabildo@gmail.com
African American or Black, People of Color, LGBTQ+ Clark County Odyssey World International Education Services
360-326-8565
info@odysseyworld.org
African Immigrant and Refugee
(Services also available in Amharic, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya)
King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane & Yakima Counties African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (ACCPNW)
206-256-6139
nj.gishuru@gmail.com
African, African American or Black, Multi-racial King, Snohomish Counties & some Eastern WA Ethiopian Community in Seattle
206-325-0304
info@ecseattle.org
African-descent immigrants and refugees King County African Community Housing Development (ACHD)
206-371-2327
hamdi@achdo.org
American Indian and Alaska Native Statewide Sister Sky, Inc.
509-315-9808
christine@sisterskyinc.com
Asian Pacific
(Services also available in Cambodian, Chammoro, Chinese, Fijian, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Marshallese, Samoa, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thailand, Tongan, Vietnamese)
King & Pierce Counties and State-wide Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)
253-383-3900
faaluaina@asiapacificculturalcenter.org
Asian: Cambodian Americans, Khmer Americans Clark, King, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish & Whatcom Counties Cambodian American Community Council of WA
206-979-3206 mellsameth@gmail.com or
209-639-8423 savonglam@gmail.com
Asian: Chinese
(Services also available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese)
Chinatown International District of King County Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
206-838-8713
cidbizrelief@scidpda.org
Asian: Filipino, Cambodian
(Services also available in Khmer, Tagalog, Hmong)
King, Pierce, & Yakima Counties Filipino Community of Seattle
206-722-9372
info@filcommsea.org
Asian: Indian
(Services also available in Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malyalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu)
King, Pierce & Snohomish Counties India Association of Western Washington (IAWW)
253-234-9989 ext. 5
executivedirector@iaww.org
Asian: Japan American and community at large Statewide Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
206-374-0180
jassw@jassw.org
Asian: Korean
(Services also available in Korean)
Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish & Spokane Counties and Statewide Seattle-Washington State Korean Association
206-734-4080
koassn@gmail.com
Asian: Vietnamese American
(Services also available in Vietnamese)
King County
(Little Saigon, Rainier Valley, White Center)
Friends of Little Sài Gòn (FLS)
253-245-9341
info@flsseattle.org
Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
Chelan & Douglas Counties Community for the Advancement of Family Education (CAFE)
509-415-8274
wenatcheecafe@gmail.com or
gloria.cafenw@gmail.com
Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
King, Pierce & Snohomish Counties El Centro de La Raza
360-986-7022
vcserrato@elcentrodelaraza.org
Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
Clark County Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
360-450-9044
info@hmccoregon.com
Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
East & West Wenatchee, Pierce, Yakima Counties Latino Community Fund of Washington
509-902-9496
micaela@latinocommunityfund.org
Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
Adams, Benton, Franklin, Grant & Walla Walla Counties Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
509-542-0933
info@tchispanicchamber.com
Latino
(Servicios disponibles en Español)
King & Snohomish Counties Ventures
206-352-1945
info@venturesnonprofit.org
LGBTQ+ Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman & Yakima Counties Inland Northwest Business Alliance Chamber
509-402-4622
inba@inbachamber.org
LGBTQ+, People of Color and Allies King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, & Walla Walla Counties GSBA
206-363-9188
BizTech@theGSBA.org
Micro Enterprise, Independent Businesses Clallam, Island, Jefferson, North Kitsap & Skagit Counties Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship – Community Enterprise
360-417-3421
communityenterprise@cie-nw.org
Micro Enterprise, Independent Businesses
(Servicios disponibles en Español, Services available in Russian, and American Sign Language)
Central & Eastern Washington Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA)
509-710-6052
info@spokaneindependent.org
Micro Enterprise, Independent Businesses, Start-up Tacoma & Pierce County William Factory Small Business Incubator
253-722-5800
info@williamfactory.com
Muslim, Middle Eastern/Arab, South Asian, Immigrant/Refugee, People of Color King, Pierce & Snohomish Counties Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS)
425-202-6126
smallbiz@mapsredmond.org