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Sari Sari Store Puyallup booth at the Holiday Palengke event at FCS in the Filipino Commun
Small Business

FCS is dedicated to connecting and empowering the small business owners in the greater Seattle area. We provide culturally relevant technical assistance and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our community members to thrive in.

 

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Finding and applying for local, state, and federal resources

  • Technical assistance

  • Workshops

  • Community forums

Small Business Programs

Small Business Resiliency Network (SBRN)

 

The impact on COVID-19 has been harsh on all of us, including small business, particularly those from marginalized communities like the Filipino Community across the state. Some of our small businesses had to streamline reducing the number of employees, others have closed hoping to re-open again.


To alleviate some of the challenges for our small businesses, the Washington State Department of Commerce developed a program called Small Business Resiliency Network (SBRN) to support equitable recovery for all Washingtonians.

FCS has been part of the SBRN since its inception. We have helped more than 20 businesses apply for grants, 11 of whom have received funding. We partner with other small businesses and organizations to provide social media training, legal, and financial workshops.


We have weekly newsletters (“Balitang Negosyante”) to update our members with information about what's happening around the state including the availability of most current grants and low interest loans. 


A credit building and loan program is coming soon, please check back for more information.

Small Business Resiliency Network SBRN at the Filipino Community Center part of the Filipi

Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA)

The Washington State Microenterprise Association’s mission is to strengthen economic development systems that support the growth of strong and effective Microenterprise Development Organizations including the Filipino Community of Seattle.

 

The Washington State Microenterprise Association champions collaborations for economic justice where every micro-entrepreneur has equal access to economic development resources. Our values include: collaboration, economic justice, environmental sustainability, and advocacy.


Years 2022-2023, was our first year we are awarded this grant for Nonprofit Microenterprise Development Organizations and we look forward to continuing to work with WSMA.

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Questions?

Email gracie@filcommsea.org if you have any questions about any of FCS’s Small Business services.

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