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Category Archives: Small Business

Commerce Awards Working Washington Economic Development Fund Grant to SkyOne Aerospace

Greater Spokane Inc. secured $100,000 from the Working Washington Economic Development Fund grant to assist FAA-certified repair and overhaul facility remain and expand in Washington, add new equipment (SPOKANE, Wash.) – The Washington Department of Commerce provided a $100,000 grant … Read more

Commerce Awards 61 Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants through Greater Spokane Inc.

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), in partnership with the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce), has awarded 61 local small businesses with grants of up to $10,000 each through the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) program. … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. and Partners Launch InlandBizStrong Business Resources Navigation Tool

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC), the West Plains Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA) – under the regional InlandBizStrong initiative – today launched a digital … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Announces Application Process Open for Commerce Grant

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), as the designated Associate Development Organization (ADO) for Spokane County, is facilitating applications for a new small business relief program called the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG). The program is administered … Read more

SBA Disaster Loans Available for Businesses

Please note that we are providing Covid-19 updates regularly. Please check the Covid-19 page for the latest update. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) … Read more

Small Business Saturday

Every year since 2010 Small Business Saturday has been celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving, meaning this year it’ll take place on the 30th of November. Small Business Saturday is obviously very close to our hearts as over 70% of our … Read more

Cybersafe: Four Steps for your Business

By Heather Stratford, CEO, Stronger International   Not every business can sustain a full-time cybersecurity professional to make sure that their computers and systems are protected against intrusions from bad actors in the cyber world. Nevertheless, businesses need to take … Read more

Government Contracting — Don’t Go It Alone

by Debbie Rauen, Legendary Hills Communications   John Dubay has built a successful company in Spokane that combines business-to-business services and government contracting. And he’s taken a unique path to finding qualified employees. Strategic Contact Solutions provides businesses with services … Read more

5 Avenues for Business Growth and Professional Development

  Whether you’re looking for growth opportunities and connection points for your business or are looking to get more involved in the community for your own professional development, here are a few options to get you started. Have you already considered … Read more

10 Tips for Prospective Business Owners

By SCORE Spokane So, you want to start a business?  SCORE exists to help small businesses succeed, and the first step toward success is preparation. Here are 10 tips from SCORE mentors, hot off the press! Ask the critical questions. … Read more