Be the small business owner you always wanted to be. 

(before that daily grind set in)

Life's too short not to love what you do.

What's become your grind?

Accounting.

Hiring.

Budgets + Cash Flow.

Customer retention.

Time management.

Difficult Partners.

Marketing.

Operations.

Managing.

The Competition.

Going It Alone. 

You have a passion for your business.

We have passion for helping you keep your passion (and lose the grind). 

NSBA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit alliance helping individual startups and existing small business owners further develop the professional capabilities needed to launch, run and grow healthy, vibrant and innovative small business operations. We help build your networking community too. 

SOLVE YOUR BUSINESS ISSUES.  

We offer an array of professional educators, financial institutions, public and private business service providers to give you the  education, mentorships and consulting assistance you need to jump on the fast track.

CURATE YOUR BUSINESS BLUEPRINT  

We're the only alliance in the Seattle area offering small business owners like you a curated marketplace to "shop" for a solution to your challenges and a blueprint for your individual business needs – all the tools and methodologies you need under one roof.  

BUILD YOUR OWN COMMUNITY. 

We are in the local area – Bothell, WA and surrounding cities. We live and work here so we understand your particular needs. We facilitate small business community-building so you can expand your network with like-minded business owners.  

Networking: 

 

Connect with small business owners just like you across the Lake Washington's greater north shore area, covering Snohomish county and parts of King county.

Financing:  

 

Connect with local area bankers who are in the business of offering loan programs to help your small business.

Partnering: 

 

Get advice, support from our partner programs like the SBA (Small Business Administration), other non-profit service providers and independent small business consultants.  

Mentoring:

Receive mentoring from sources like SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and other federal, state and local programs. Or, try our hand-selected advisors. 

Education:

 

Six local educational institutions have formed partnerships with us –including the University of Washington, Bothell – to offer classes, seminars and conferences on subjects as diverse as startup launches, small business marketing, and accounting.

We facilitate the creation of your own small business community with companies that may share your challenges and have some solutions of their own, such as those who are working through budgeting and accounting difficulties.

 

We also match you to "clusters" – those who are in the same business as you. For instance, restaurants or e-commerce, so you can share inspiration, best practices, camaraderie and more.

 

We do this by holding  networking events, creating lists and forums on the website and grouping by email introductions.

Your Own Community of Like-Minded Businesses:

This is your local support system:

Peer Community &
Cluster Matching

Okay, so how do I find the love?

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2. Talk to one of

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3. Fall in love again!

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