Ascend Cities Playbook

In an effort to evaluate the current environment surrounding small businesses due to COVID-19 impacts, the Small Business COVID-19 Team conducted primary market research in the form of in-depth interviews and a survey (Small Business COVID-19 Aid Survey) with small business owners. These were distributed via the University of Washington’s Consulting and Business Development Center small business network in partnership with the nationwide Ascend program.

The UW Consulting and Business Development Center is a center within the University of Washington established in 1995. The organization focuses on accelerating the growth and success of businesses in underrepresented communities and engaging students in hands-on projects with the business community in the Seattle area.

The Ascend program is a network of small businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ, and those located in under-served communities. Businesses average $400K – $2M average annual revenue. The program operates* in 16 cities across the United States.

This website provides valuable resources and insight from UW Consulting and Business Development Center on how to cope with and recover from COVID-19 in various industries.

Solutions for a Stronger Tomorrow

Today, people of color and women-owned businesses face unprecedented hardship. The goal of this website is to provide insights and recommendations to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 stronger. This playbook provides cutting-edge business insights which will give small businesses a leg up in these trying times.

This website provides valuable resources and insight into how to cope with and recover from COVID-19 in various industries.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Business Continuity
  • Financial Aid
  • Digital Tools
  • Community Resources
  • Marketing Tools
  • Legal & Bankruptcy
  • Cybersecurity

The Ascend program is a network of small businesses owned by people of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ, and those located in under-served communities. Businesses average $400K – $2M average annual revenue. The program operates* in 16 cities across the United States.

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