Did you know? 42% of GSI member businesses have 10 or fewer employees, 64% have 25 or fewer employees, and 76% have 50 or fewer employees. Greater Spokane Incorporated's Small Business program creates more visibility options and opportunities for your business to do more business. Take advantage or get engaged in one or more of the programs below.
Buy Local Program
The Buy Local program is an awareness campaign that keeps Buying Local top of mind and it starts with the business community. Buying Local not only keeps our neighbors working, but it keeps our economy and community strong, and brings our dollars home. We have posters and window clings for your business to use, and if you’d like to print Buy Local posters at your office, or use the Buy Local message in or on any of your materials, contact us and we'll get you connected with the files you need!
BIZStreet Workshops and Programs
We provide a variety of workshops on a wide array of topics, such as social media, trademarks and copyrights, hiring, and sales prospecting. Our 3-hour INTENSIVES provide hands-on training to produce everything from an employee manual to your branding strategy.
B2B Leads and Referral Groups
B2B Connect Groups provide the opportunity to connect directly with new customers through trusted referrals. Group sizes vary, and are limited to one person per industry/profession. Meets: Various times and locations. Chair: Marilyn Stevens, Arbonne, Intl | 859.393.7013; Staff Liaison: Heather Hamlin | 509.321.3624
Upcoming B2B Connect Events are open to current members of the groups and anyone else who is interested in networking and building new connections. Please email or fax back your registration ASAP as space is limited.
Member Deals Program
We hear from GSI members that they want to do more business with other members. The GSI Member Deals program gives you the opportunity to provide a discount to other GSI members. You provide the discount, and we help promote the deal.
Health Insurance Benefits
GSI is part of a statewide network for health and other employee benefits called Business Health Trust and includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability and employee assistance. This health insurance benefit is available to member companies that employ between two and 149 individuals.
Post Your Jobs
Utilize the job postings page on our website to help fill positions within your company. View job openings here.
Connect with Government Agencies and Expert Advice Through PTAC
Did you know, the Government sells just about anything? Utilize free services in our Government Contracting department to expand your market and learn how to do business with the government.
Affordable Advertising Opportunities
GSI provides you with very affordable advertising opportunities in print and online. Whether you are looking to get in front of other businesses in regional print publications, or in one of our e-news briefs to nearly 6,000 business leaders, we invite you to advertise and gain visibility and exposure for your business.
Discounts to Events, Seminars and Trade Show
Significant price discounts apply to almost any of our events, workshops, seminars and annual tradeshow. Bring a friend, build professional relationships, secure leads, connect with others and learn more about the issues and topics that impact your business.
RFP Central connects you with other businesses in the community that can provide you with the services and expertise your business needs or individuals in your business needs based on your proposal criteria which could include cost, reputation and customer service.
Take advantage of workshops and business best-practices, and take advantage of online business resources.
Get listed in our Member Business Directory, in print and online and much more.
Annual Small Business Appreciation Reception
Small business is the heart of the economy, locally and nationally, and GSI takes pride in recognizing the impact of small business in our region by hosting a Small Business Appreciation Reception each year in May.
Small Business Council
Our Small Business Council works to foster a stronger environment for entrepreneurship, business growth and retention, driving initiatives important to small businesses.
Startup and Emerging Business Help
GSI provides support for entrepreneurs and startup companies and connects them to community resources, helping them start, build and expand their business.