“The programs offered through the Women’s Business Center (WBC) are meant to get people ready to start their business and apply for a start-up or business-expansion loan,” explains WBC’s Manager, Nicolle Hansen.
“And anyone – not just women – can benefit from these programs,” Nicolle adds. But the center does spend some time educating attendees about specific issues women, veterans and minorities face in small business.
Honest in Ivory, a new, locally-owned Spokane bridal shop is one such business who benefited from the WBC program.
Customers instantly feel like they are in a special place as they step into the whimsically and colorfully-decorated space. Check out those velvet couches!
The industrial feel of the converted warehouse provides the perfect counterbalance to the delicate laces and tulle.
Dresses ring the perimeter of the space, further adding to the romantic ambiance.
Cassie, the owner of Honest in Ivory, loves to make her brides-to-be feel special by stocking hand-picked and one-of-a kind designer gowns.
Her aim is to provide a great selection of gowns in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.
Inspired to start your own business?
Get Started workshops are offered at least three times each month, at SNAP’s Financial Access office, inside the East Central Community Center at S. 500 Stone. Learn more about this and all the programs SNAP offers by visiting snapwa.org.