Eastside small business owners, nonprofit leaders, and sole proprietors now have access to a new COVID-19 business± support program through a collaborative effort between Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, and Renton.

Through the (re)STARTUP425 program, qualifying area businesses will have access to free, one-on-one, technical consultations to:

  • Help them better understand the resources available to them;
  • Prepare their business to qualify for and access eligible grants and loans; and
  • Help them complete grant and loan applications.

The cities have contracted with Business Impact NW to staff the program’s business response team. Through its website, available in multiple languages, (re)STARTUP425 will also provide a calendar of relevant webinars and other resources, and a restaurant map that identifies Eastside restaurants and cafés open for carry out.

The (re)STARTUP425 effort refocuses the cities’ Startup425 partnership, which began in 2016, on helping small businesses and nonprofits navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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