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Where should I look for funding?

Loan programs are a common way to fund startup business. Find access to information on finding investors for a business startup or investment competitions. Events such as these bring entrepreneurs and investors together to foster potential partnerships.


Craft3 offices are located throughout Oregon and Washington, allowing us to reach the largest number of people and communities in need. With people right in your community, we will help you find the best loan for your business or project.

King County | 409 Maynard Avenue S, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104

Evergreen Business Capital

We enable business owners to take their companies to the next level. We understand that expanding your business while retaining enough working capital is a challenge. To help you face this challenge, we offer the SBA 504 loan.

King County | 13925 Interurban Avenue South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98168

Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington

EFACW was created by the Washington State legistlature in 1983 to provide free export finance advice and counseling assistance to small and medium sized exporters or prospective Washington State-based exporters.

King County | 2001 6th Avenue, Suite 2600, Seattle, WA 98121

Flywheel Investment Conference

Whether it’s a brand new idea or a scaling startup, Flywheel is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses to connect with investors and leaders from around the Pacific Northwest.

Chelan County

Grants & Loans

Washington State Department of Commerce

Growing the Economy

WA State Department of Commerce





Loans ranging from $5,000 - $350,000

We are a compassionate lender. The 5 C's of Financing allow us to be more flexible with our funding than traditional lenders. In fact, 99% of our clients are business owners who are ineligible for commercial bank loans at this time. That means they've been turned down by a bank, but still have the capacity to meet our "5C's" criteria.

Business Impact Northwest

Loans ranging from $500 - $20,000

At Mercy Corps Northwest, we provide loans ranging from $500-$20,000 with fixed interest rates to small businesses that cannot access loans from traditional institutions. Our goal is to provide money to entrepreneurs in order to grow and invest in local small businesses. We welcome applications from entrepreneurs of color, women, gender non-conforming individuals, veterans, and those who are undocumented.

Mercy Corp Northwest

Long-term, small business loans at low fixed rates

Northwest Business Development Association (NWBDA) provides long-term small business loans at low, fixed rates to help develop job creation and economical growth. As a licensed Certified Development Company (CDC) by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), we are able to, in combination with lenders, administer small business loans through the SBA 504 programs.

Northwest Business Development Association

Methow Investment Network

The Methow Investment Network connects investors who want to see their money work in a community they love with local business owners who need capital to start up or grow. Our members are residents and visitors who understand that keeping their funds local facilitates economic self-sufficiency and job growth in the Methow Valley.

Okanogan County | 502 S. Glover Street, Twisp, WA 98856

Native Northwest Development Fund

The Northwest Native Development Fund seeks to foster economic and financial independence for Native people by assisting in the development of personal assets through financial and entrepreneurial education as well as providing access to capital through creative lending products. NNDF will promote this mission by increasing home ownership and economic opportunities.

Native Northwest Development Fund

StartUp Washington: Grants & Awards

StartUp Washington

Startup Washington: Angels & Venture Capitalists resources

StartUp Washington

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