Accounting and Business Consulting

The Accounting and Business Consulting (ABC) program provides FREE one-on-one counseling and financial workshops to Seattle-based businesses seeking to re-establish operations after COVID-related disruption, and  businesses wanting to scale and grow. Consulting services provided under the ABC Program will help small businesses implement sustainable financial solutions and assist with operational strategy that include but are not limited to:

  • Bookkeeping and accounting guidance
  • Business plan development
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Cash flow management
  • Credit awareness and improvement

 

For questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact Robyn Duckett (she/her/hers), Community Development Specialist, at Robyn.Duckett@seattle.gov or (206) 586-7779.

 

Getting Started and Finance Coaching

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Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential. We provide access to business training, capital, coaching, and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs. We serve those in our community for whom traditional business development services are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants, and individuals with low income. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to increase their income potential, achieve long-term financial stability, provide for their families, and enrich their communities through small business ownership.

  • One-on-one business and financial coaching
  • Connections to business resources
  • Services are available in English and Spanish

Gross Revenue: Up to $500k

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 10

Amy Hollander
Director of Training and Coaching
Ventures Nonprofit
ahollander@venturesnonprofit.org  

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Business Impact NW is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to serving underbanked entrepreneurs. We provide coaching, classes, and access to capital to community small businesses, with an emphasis on working with traditionally underserved populations – entrepreneurial low/moderate income earners, women, BIPOC, veterans, immigrants or members of the LGBTQ+ community. We have been serving the community since 1997.

One-on-One coaching covering topics such as:

  • Cash flow management
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting/Tax
  • Legal
  • Digital Marketing Branding
  • Marketing/Market Research
  • Website Design
  • Print/Digital Design

Gross Revenue: Up to $800k

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 20

Register for Business Impact NW’s Consultant Access Program.

Accounting, Bookkeping, and Taxes

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Through years of owning and operating small businesses, Ellen Brown started Accounting for Taste to develop the tools and strategies for helping new or established business open, operate and thrive.  

  • Consulting around General Business or Accounting Practices
  • Assistance or guidance on Financial Accounting Systems
  • Assistance or guidance on cleaning up or migrating Financial Accounting Systems

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $5M

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 50

Marketing, Design, and Operational Strategy

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Born as direct response to small business erasure, King’s Dream Business Consulting empower small business owners across the country with affordable, neighborhood business consulting and management services.

  • Business’ financial needs such as recommendations for credit improvement & accounting solutions
  • Pinpoint cash flow management strategies
  • Create a personalized plan to reach financial goals and receive recommendations for business growth

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $1M

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 50

Complete King’s Dream Neighborhood Business Referral.

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Entrepreneurs, small businesses, creative workers, gig workers, and non-profit organizations must meet each consultant’s eligibility requirements:

Consultant

Eligibility Requirements

Ventures

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $500k

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 10

Business Impact NW

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $800k

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 20

Active City of Seattle Business License

Have already earned business revenue

King’s Dream Business Consulting

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $1M

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 50

Accounting for Taste

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $5M

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 50

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is committed to building an equitable and inclusive economy that benefits the whole city by promoting access to economic opportunities for all of Seattle’s diverse communities.

The City of Seattle encourages everyone to participate in its programs and activities. For additional questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (206) 684-8090 or oed@seattle.gov.