Invest in Small Business Recovery
Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, the backbone of our communities, and they are facing a severe crisis. With small businesses being America's largest employer, this unprecedented hardship puts millions of employees at risk, directly impacting the livelihood of families and communities across the country.
GSBA and Comcast Washington co-created the Ready for Business Fund in 2020 to support small businesses. We are now entering our second round of Ready for Business recovery grant cycle and are fundraising for our initial goal of $150,000 to support small businesses with a focus on LGBTQ-, BIPOC-, and women-owned businesses. With increased support, we are extending eligibility to these small businesses across Washington State, and also focusing on supporting small businesses located in rural areas of Washington who often have less access to resources.
Thank you to Ready for Business Fund Founding Partner Comcast Washington, BECU, T-Mobile, Symetra, Microsoft, Harborstone Credit Union, and several generous community members for kicking off our second round of funding with generous investments in the fund!
Help move the meter closer to our goal!
By making a donation to the Ready for Business Fund, you are directly empowering small business owners and strengthening your community. Donations of any size can make a difference for small business owners in addressing fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, lost sales, and other working capital expenses that could have been remedied sooner if that COVID-19 pandemic not occurred.
Join the challenge and become a Ready for Business donor to strengthen the economic recovery for small and minority-owned businesses. Twenty percent of funds raised will be used for wrap-around services from GSBA including consulting, advertising, and membership for recipients, as well as administration of the grants.
For more information contact Ilona Lohrey (She/her), VP of Membership & Programs or call the office at 206-363-9188.