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Small Business COVID-19 Weekly Webinar: April 29

OED is committed to supporting our small businesses as we work together to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. We are holding weekly webinars to share new developments, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. Please join us every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Register for the… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup: 4/27/20

The last week brought more news about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on businesses and workers. The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated about new developments in these unprecedented times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with news and information… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business COVID-19 Weekly Webinar: April 22

OED is committed to supporting our small businesses as we work together to mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19. We are holding weekly webinars to share new developments, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. Please join us every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Register for the… [ Keep reading ]

Warning: Scammers Targeting Small Business Owners Applying for Loans

The City of Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) is warning small businesses about scammers seeking to prey on the small business community that has already been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. OED has received numerous reports of scammers posing as either lenders or third-party providers offering to assist… [ Keep reading ]

#SupportSeattleSmallBiz Feature: Nirmal’s Owner Oliver Bangera Is Committed to His Team

Oliver and Gita Bangera opened their restaurant Nirmal’s in Pioneer Square in December 2015, and Oliver explains that he “wasn’t sure at the start whether there would be a market for a fine dining-restaurant serving Indian food.” But people loved it, and the location became a popular and highly regarded… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup: 4/20/20

The City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to keeping you updated through these challenging and unprecedented times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with news and information about new policies and resources available from the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, the federal government,… [ Keep reading ]

Resources Roundup: 4/15/20

The City of Seattle is committed to keeping you updated through these challenging and unprecedented times. In this weekly blog, we’ll provide you with news and information about resources available and policies from the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, the federal government, and our philanthropic partners. Latest news… [ Keep reading ]

Business District Webinar – Connecting Businesses to Resources

On Tuesday, April 7, the Only in Seattle (OIS) team hosted a webinar with neighborhood business districts and partners to provide relevant and timely information for small businesses. The OIS team coordinates with Seattle’s neighborhood business districts to provide resources for community stakeholders, business and property owners, and local organizations… [ Keep reading ]

#SupportSeattleSmallBiz Spotlight: Chef Tarik’s Transformative Community Work

Meet Feed the People owner and founder Chef Tarik Abdullah (aka Cooka T), who has a boundless passion for food and for supporting his community. The lifelong cook is also a youth mentor and culinary educator, well-known pop-up event creator, and community visionary. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he’s teamed up… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Announces Initial 250 Grantees of the Small Business Stabilization Fund

“At the City, we’re doing everything we can locally to support our small businesses and workers during this unprecedented moment in history. Working together in the early days of this crisis, we quickly created this $2.5 million Small Business Stabilization Fund, which has become a model for cities across our… [ Keep reading ]