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The Big Lil Toolbox #1: Toward the New Normal

Thousands of minority and woman-owned small businesses are facing unprecedented disruption and hardship. This deck was written by University of Washington students at the Foster School of Business Consulting and Business Development Center in partnership with the Ascend Cities Network. The students have researched how businesses across the country have rebounded from other economic tragedies, to build a roadmap for our small organizations to move forward.

We are working with teams at the University of Washington, City of Seattle, and other partners, to provide tools and resources to help small businesses and small non-profits build capacity and community, as we re-enter the new economy.

The first deck in the series provides a big picture overview of how our economy is affected and what lessons from other crises indicate as next steps...

Download full deck here:

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About Big Lil Seattle

Big Lil Seattle launched to share the stories on how Seattle’s small businesses and small non-profits are REALLY fairing in this COVID era: how they’re impacted, pivoting, and planning for next steps. Perhaps, most importantly, we also identify clear steps on how we can all help. 

Big Lil Seattle is a project of The Big Lil, which offers big solutions to help grow your small business or non-profit.

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We do this work because we believe in the BIG power of LIL organizations to transform and elevate the Seattle experience.  If you find value in this and are able to contribute, please consider a gift to sustain our work.


Please note, we are not a non-profit....this is a community-driven approach to making sure these stories are told. THANK YOU! 

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