Several thousand vaccination appointments are available at City of Seattle-affiliated sites through May 3rd. To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID, customer service counters are currently closed until further notice. Find out more at our closure info page. The City actively supports utilization of WMBE women- and minority-owned businesses on City contracts as both primes and subcontractors, and each City department establishes plans and annual voluntary goals for WMBE inclusion in consulting and purchasing contracts. Check out www.
How to Start a Successful, Minority Woman-Owned Small Business
The changes are intended to facilitate loans for contractors and self-employed people, noncitizens who are lawful U. It will also open a day window starting March 9 for businesses with fewer than 20 employees to apply for relief. Biden had previously criticized the small-business loan program, which was started during the Trump administration, for having helped larger businesses with existing banking relationships while smaller businesses struggled to obtain relief. The changes are aimed specifically at helping minority-, woman- and veteran-owned businesses, as well as those in rural areas, administration officials said.
During this time as the nation faces the challenges related to COVID, CED has compiled a clearinghouse of resources in an effort to help women and minority-owned small businesses access federal sources of support. Many businesses will newly qualify for access to working capital through a variety of programs. We will add to this list of resources as information becomes available.