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Building A More Inclusive economy in Tacoma
Empowering the advancement of Tacoma’s neighborhood business districts and the diverse communities they serve.
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Keep it Local x Tacoma
We strongly believe that the local economy plays an essential role in the growth and prosperity of Tacoma's diverse communities. Our passion is to serve the underserved business districts in the city by providing free Financial Empowerment workshops and personalized business coaching.
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Our Services

1. Free Business Coaching

Our team of consultants is dedicated to guiding you in understanding your business finances, improving your credit score, and ultimately increasing your chances of getting the funding you need! 


Our one-on-one business coaching service is designed to be interactive and personalized to your unique business model.

Our coaches are experienced, well-rounded small business advisers and analysts.

2. Financial Empowerment Events
Learn how to manage your business's money

Whether your company Is already established or just getting started, our experts will work to increase your financial wellness and literacy.

  • Small Business Saturday: Free Business Coaching & Networking
    Small Business Saturday: Free Business Coaching & Networking
    Sat, Sep 16
    Edison Square
    Sep 16, 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
    Edison Square, 5415 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409, USA
    Drop in for free business and financial consulting, food and drinks, local vendors, and networking with small business owners in Tacoma at this one-time, one-stop shop!
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Program Details
Advantages of Improving Business Credit
Business & Personal Credit Coaching

1. Access to capital: When you establish business credit, you may become eligible for loans, lines of credit, and other forms of capital at lower interest rates and with more favorable terms than you could secure with personal credit. This can help your business grow and expand more quickly.

2. Separation of personal and business finances: When you have business credit, you can separate your personal finances from your business finances. This makes it easier to track your business expenses and income and can help you avoid problems or confusion in the long term.

3. Professionalism and credibility: Establishing business credit can enhance your business's professional image and credibility. It shows that you take your business seriously and that you are invested in its success. This can make attracting new customers, partners, and investors easier.

Your Roadmap to Success
All program particpants will gain:
  • Help to identify and apply for funding

  • An understanding of basic accounting concepts​

  • Personalized 90-Day Action Plan;

    • A strategic guide that outlines goals, actions, timelines, and measurables

  • Free Credit Audit Report; 

    1. Credit Score Basics

    2. Your Credit Scores and Summary

    3. Analysis of Your Accounts

    4. An Overview of Our Process

    5. Your Part in the Process

One-on-one Small Business Consulting

1. Expertise and Experience: Our Small Business consultants bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. They have worked with multiple businesses across different industries and can provide a fresh perspective on your business. They can also offer insights into industry standards, best practices, and emerging trends.

2. Financial Stability: We can look at where you might be wasting time or money and give you tips on fixing it. Plus, we'll work with you to ensure your business goals align with your overall strategy.

3. Objective Analysis: Small business consultants objectively analyze your business to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks. They also provide unbiased, honest feedback on your strategies and operations.

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Join the small business movement in tacoma

Together, we hold the power to pave the way for the future of our neighborhood business districts. 

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