Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, the backbone of our communities, and they're working hard to recover from hardships left behind by the COVID-19 pandemic. With small businesses being America's largest employer, this unprecedented hardship puts millions of employees at risk, directly impacting the livelihood of families and communities across the country.
GSBA and Comcast Washington co-created the Ready for Business Fund in 2020 to support small businesses. This spring, we're proud to return with our third round of funding, issuing $2,500 cash grants and support services to over 85 small businesses owned by LGBTQ+ community members; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and women - in addition to businesses located in rural areas across Washington State.
How do I Qualify?
• Business must be located and licensed in Washington State
• Priority is given to LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, POC, and woman-owned businesses
• Priority is given to businesses in rural communities (population 30,000 or less)
• Priority given to businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19