NWTAAC “Made in America” Grants

If your product or service is “Made in America”, your company could be eligible for up to $75,000 in matching grant funding for projects of your choice Federal grant funding is available to manufacturers, producers and service providers experiencing import competition. The federal TAA for Firms program, informally referred to as “Made in America  Grants,” offers funding up to $75,000 in matching grant funds for […] Read more »

Dec 7th Contracting Coffee Hour discusses small business loans

Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions! Special guest for December CCH: Erin Sorenson, VP, Business Banking Relationship Manager, Kitsap Bank Erin will have examples of a business plan and business loan requirements and answer your questions about applying for a small business loan. Wednesday, December 7th  7:30 -9:00 am  Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is appreciated! KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour – an open forum […] Read more »

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco wants to hear from you!

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is teaming up with Reserve Banks throughout the country to conduct a survey of small businesses.  We are hoping that the survey results will be useful to you. Established in 2010 by the New York Fed, the Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS) is an annual survey of firms with fewer than 500 employees reporting on business performance, financing […] Read more »

Northwest angel investment collective Keiretsu doles out $43.5M in 2015

by Madeline Vuong,  GeekWire The Keiretsu Forum Northwest announced today in a news release that its regional collective of angel investors poured $43.5 million into 57 companies this past year, making 2015 the biggest year for investments by the collective to date. The investments suggest a positive outlook for angel investing at a time when some tech leaders and have predicted problems ahead. Of the 57 companies funded by the Keiretsu Forum […] Read more »

Introduction to Finding Grants

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested […] Read more »

Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND named Finalist for the FHLB’s Strong Communities Award

Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND has been selected as a finalist for the FHLB of Des Moines’ Strong Communities Award (Urban Category). The award honors the projects, people, and programs that promote small business growth and retention and also highlights the work that the FHLB’s member institutions are doing every day to help their communities thrive. Public voting for this competition runs from October 5th through […] Read more »

SBA offers two financing workshops

Access to capital and access to free resources … both vital to your business success. Join us for the following two workshops to get connected to the financing and resources that will help your business grow. How to Get Money for Your Business Thursday, October 1 12 to 1 p.m. Online webinar Learn the basics in this hard-hitting, one-hour webinar presentation covering how to finance […] Read more »

Kitsap Bank Announces Sweet 16

  edg3 FUND SMALL BUSINESS COMPETITION DRAWS NEARLY 60 APPLICANTS FROM WESTERN WASHINGTON  Port Orchard, WA Kitsap Bank has announced 16 semi-finalists in their 2015 edg3 FUND small business competition. The mission of edg3 FUND (rhymes with hedge fund) is to recognize entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways:  economically, socially, and environmentally.  The bank received nearly 60 applications from entrepreneurs throughout Western […] Read more »

More great resources from Startup Washington!

Our partners at the Washington State Department of Commerce provide many great resources for businesses like yours. The state’s new Startup 365 Washington program is designed to keep economic and intellectual wealth in communities throughout Washington and  serves as a clearinghouse for all the information and resources entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses need to achieve success. Visit Startup Washington for information and resources including: Fund Local – helping […] Read more »

Fund Local helps connect small businesses with affordable capital

Washington State Department of Commerce and Community Sourced Capital Launch Campaign to Bring Crowd-Sourced, Zero-Interest Loans to Small Businesses in All 39 Counties   Washington State Department of Commerce and Community Sourced Capital, a Seattle-based company that helps connect small businesses with affordable capital, today launched Fund Local, a campaign aimed at bringing zero-interest crowd-sourced loans to small businesses in all of Washington’s 39 counties. Fund Local […] Read more »