Evergreen Business Capital
Diversity & Inclusion
Evergreen Business Capital funds small business growth in underserved communities in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the Northern Idaho areas. Our goal is to help all businesses have access to capital and the opportunity to own their own buildings, thereby taking a significant step to creating multi-generational wealth.
Diversity & Inclusion in our workplace
Evergreen Business Capital has aimed to have our hiring practices reflect the communities we have the power to affect. It is not enough to say we believe in inclusion. Having a diverse team for our staff and governing board ensures that we can authentically recognize, understand, and respond to a variety of underlying conditions that affect our customers. This path has led us to create an environment where our team members can contribute successfully with a positive impact.
We work with you to ensure your business’ best chance for success; whether it’s building a business plan and forecasting accurate projections, to finding the right technical assistance, we are closely affiliated with the following organizations that exist to serve you and your business endeavors.
Small Business Administration – The SBA has continued to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream since 1953. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency solely dedicated to assisting small businesses by providing counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s voice for small businesses. Click here to find out more. Click here to find out more
Small Business Development Center – Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can visit their local SBDC for free face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training on topics such as business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade and much more.
Tabor 100 – Association of entrepreneurs and business advocates committed to economic power, educational excellence and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large. As part of their response to the COVID-10 pandemic, Tabor 100 created the Black Business Equity Fund, which provides grants to black-owned businesses, training, technical assistance and programming, and organizational capacity building. Learn more here
SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives is a non-profit organization with expert business mentors dedicated to help small businesses get started, grow, and achieve their goals. SCORE offers free business mentoring, webinars and courses on demand, a library of online resources, local workshops and events. Learn more here