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Small Business Resiliency Assistance

Culturally and linguistically relevant assistance for business owners affected by COVID

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.

These trusted messengers are available to 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
  • Retain and support your workforce
  • Strengthen your community through mentorship, education and training

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

Partnering Organizations

Name of Organization Primary Community Served Service Area For assistance, contact:
African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest (ACCPNW) African Immigrant and Refugee
(Services also available in Amharic, Kiswahili, Oromo, Somali, Tigrinya)
King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane & Yakima Counties nj.gishuru@gmail.com
Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) Asian Pacific
(Services also available in Cambodian, Chamorro, Chinese, Fijian, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Laos, Marshallese, Samoa, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thailand, Tongan, Vietnamese)
King & Pierce Counties and
Federal Way Black Collective Black or African American and People of Color Federal Way, Kent fwblackcollective@gmail.com
Filipino Community of Seattle Filipino, Cambodian
(Services also available in Khmer, Tagalog, Hmong)
King, Pierce, & Yakima Counties info@filcommsea.org
Friends of Little Saigon – Seattle Vietnamese
(Services also available in Vietnamese)
King County
(Little Saigon, Rainier Valley, White Center)
GSBA LGBTQ+, BIPOC and Allies King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Thurston, Pierce, & Walla Walla Counties BizTech@theGSBA.org
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Clark County info@hmccoregon.com
India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) Indian, South Asian
(Services also available in Bengali, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu)
King County
(Bothell, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Belleview, Sammamish)
Inland Northwest Business Alliance Chamber LGBTQ+ Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Garfield, Grant,
Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman &
Yakima Counties
Latino Community Fund of WA Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
East & West Wenatchee, Yakima County micaela@latinocommunityfund.org
Multi-Ethnic Business Association (AHANA-MEBA) Black or African American, 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 bencabildo@gmail.com
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority Chinese
(Services also available in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese)
Chinatown International District of King County cidbizrelief@scidpda.org
Seattle-Washington State Korean Association Korean
(Services also available in Korean)
Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish & Spokane Counties koassn@gmail.com
Sister Sky, Inc. American Indian and Alaska Native Statewide deejai@sisterskyinc.com
Spokane Independent Metro Alliance (SIMBA) Micro Enterprise, Independent Businesses
(Services also available in Spanish, Russian & American Sign Language)
Central & Eastern Washington info@spokaneindependent.org
Tabor 100 African American and community at large King County staff@tabor100.org
Tacoma Urban League Black or African & People of Color Pierce County Maamideede@thetacomaurbanleague.org
Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
Benton, Franklin, Adams, Grant & Walla Walla Counties info@tchispanicchamber.com
Ventures Latinx
(Services also available in Spanish)
King County info@venturesnonprofit.org