Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential. We provide access to business training, capital, coaching, and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs. We serve those in our community for whom traditional business development services are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants, and individuals with low income. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to increase their income potential, achieve long-term financial stability, provide for their families, and enrich their communities through small business ownership.
Ventures provides courses in both English and Spanish on business basics, marketing, operations, sales, financial management, and packaged food. We also host a monthly legal clinic and a variety of workshops on topics such as digital marketing, wholesaling, and understanding credit.