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Small business webinars on PPP updates: March 4-8

Following the February 22 updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) is hosting a series of webinars to help small business owners with fewer than 20 employees or who are self-employed understand key information. The SBA established a two-week PPP loan application period exclusively… [ Keep reading ]

Neighborhood Business Districts Webinar – Public Safety and City Update on Homelessness Response

On March 3, the Only in Seattle (OIS) team hosted a webinar with neighborhood business districts and community partners to provide relevant and timely information for small businesses. This webinar focused on public safety and the City’s homelessness response. Speakers included:

Paycheck Protection Program Updates Aim to Remove Barriers to Financial Support for Small Businesses

On Monday, February 22, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the following changes to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) COVID-19 relief program to ensure equity: PPP provides forgivable loans to help small businesses pay their employees and other expenses during the COVID-19 crisis. Applications are open for new and returning borrowers…. [ Keep reading ]

Creative Leaders that are Making a Difference in Seattle’s Creative Industry

As part of our commitment to amplifying Black creative businesses, workers and their contributions to Seattle’s identity and economy during Black History Month and beyond, we are thrilled to share these interviews between local creatives and business owners Nathan Nzanga and Talaya Logan. Nathan Nzanga is a first-generation Congolese American storyteller from Seattle. He describes himself as having “a whole lot of love to share” and not “just a… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Office of Economic Development and Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Expand Youth Web Design Program supporting Black Owned Small Businesses and BIPOC Students

Check out the Youth Web Design Program Re-cap video here! Yesterday, Mayor Jenny Durkan, Council President Gonzalez, and Councilmember Morales joined the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle (ULMS) to celebrate the success of the Youth Web Design Pilot Program and announce its expansion for… [ Keep reading ]

QueenCare Opens Second Location on 23rd and Jackson

“Listen, this is for the Central District legacy! For every young black male, young black female who ever wanted to be anything. This is for all of you right here, on 23rd and Jackson baby!” announced Monika Matthews, founder and owner of QueenCare – a luxury body-care line. On February… [ Keep reading ]

Be Prepared for Seattle Winter Weather

English   Snow and ice removal from sidewalks adjacent to your property or jobsite: it’s your responsibility!   Our snow and ice plan includes keeping major streets open and passable—to the greatest extent possible—within 12 hours of a lull in a storm. It does not include clearing sidewalks, driveways, entryways, and parking lots because there… [ Keep reading ]

Small Business Update Webinar: January 28, 2021

The Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) hosted a Small Business Update webinar on the renew federal COVID-19 relief.

Worker Wednesday: Trinity

This week’s Worker Wednesday is Trinity, a Malawi immigrant who participated in the Introduction to Healthcare Apprenticeship Program and is on her way to becoming a registered nurse.

Seattle Youth of the Month – Lucero Torres

January’s Seattle Youth of the Month is Lucero Torres! Lucero graduated from Seattle Central’s Visual Media Program this past summer and is currently participating in the Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Internship pilot program.