Holiday season is ‘make or break months’ for many Seattle small businesses

“There’s still a lot of small businesses trying to recuperate from the last two years of the pandemic” – Duane Fladlan, the State Director of the Washington Small Business Development Center.

Learn how funds spent at small businesses stay in our community.

How Indigenous Restaurants Are Decolonizing Seattle’s Dining Scene, One Plate at a Time

“Local Indigenous businesses like ʔálʔal Cafe, Off the Rez, and Native Soul work to educate and contextualize Native ingredients and customs while advocating for investment.”

Support local Indigenous-owned businesses and restaurants this holiday season!

Creating a Washington economy that works for all by helping small businesses

“Financing is the No. 1 need for these business owners. Getting them access to loans designed by and for their communities can help them establish good credit and get loans, which are essential to their success.”

Take a look at how time, trust, and technology helps Seattle small businesses.

20 Black-Owned Businesses to Shop This Holiday

“So since the holidays are officially upon us, we curated a list of 20 Black-owned businesses around the country… places that have plenty of gifts to help you check items off your list.”

Check out this great list of 20 Black-owned businesses to support.

2023 Seattle Labor Standards Ordinances

Employers must display the 2023 Workplace Poster in a noticeable area at the workplace, in English and the languages spoken by employees.

In addition to English, the Office of Labor Standards provides the 2023 Workplace Poster in 23 languages including Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Malay, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Visit the OLS Languages page to find the language spoken by your employees.

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