LGBTQ-, BIPOC-, Women-Owned and Small Businesses throughout the State will Receive Financial Assistance from GSBA and Comcast Washington Relief Effort
- b'Seattle, Washington--(Newsfile Corp. - May 4, 2021) - The Ready for Business Fund - a relief program launched by GSBA, Washington State\'s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, and Comcast Washington - will begin distributing $2,500 cash grants this week to 66 small businesses throughout the state.
- Originally launched in 2020, the Ready for Business Fund was expanded to support small businesses statewide this year with a $100,000 investment from Comcast and GSBA continuing its role as the fund and program manager.\nThe Ready for Business Fund was created to support small businesses in Washington, especially those owned by LGBTQ people, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and women, who are at greater risk in today\'s uncertain economy.
- These small businesses are not only a critical part of Washington\'s economy, but essential components of the American experience.
- "Our participation in the Ready for Business Fund compliments additional efforts, like Comcast RISE, which seek to strengthen and empower small businesses hard hit by the economic downturn.