TOOLS TO SUPPORT YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY

For Business Owners

Craft3 is committed to helping you succeed.

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Starting and growing a business is challenging and the business journey is often full of twists and turns, with multiple milestones and potential setbacks. We strive to support you throughout your business journey.

We have been working with small business owners for more than two decades. We understand that while financing is important, there are many other steps to successfully launching and growing a business. While the process and the order of the steps can vary depending on your business and your situation, applying for a loan is rarely one of the first steps, and never the last step.

For many business owners we've worked with, the language of finance was hard to understand, and they did not yet know how to create financial projections. In order to empower business owners and to remove barriers to accessing financing, we have created a variety of downloadable resources.

For Businesses

Resources

For Businesses

Restoring Salmon & Preserving Culture: How CDFIs Drive Environmental Change

Bridge Loan

Join us as we explore the inspiring collaboration between the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and Craft3 in their mission to restore salmon to the Little Spokane River.

For Businesses

Construction

Construction Loan

Craft3 construction loans can empower you to take advantage of opportunities to customize a space or undertake a building project.

For Businesses

Craft3 Business Builder Webinar Series: Small Business Branding Strategies

General Business Loan

"Beyond the Logo: Small Business Branding Strategies” led by Chloe Steinhoff-Smith provides tools so you can find and inspire customers and invest in your brand.

For Businesses

Bridge Financing

Bridge Loan

Timely bridge financing can enable nonprofits to get started on projects – or to take advantage of an opportunity – before a capital campaign is complete or grant funding has been received.

For Businesses

SCORE Finance Templates

General Business Loan

From budgeting startups to managing cash flow and seeking financing, these templates from SCORE assist in monitoring and improving your business's financial health for success.

For Businesses

Craft3 Business Builder Webinar Series: Entity Formation & Contract Essentials

General Business Loan

“Entity Formation and Legal Contracts” led by Janaya Carter, Senior Corporate Counsel at Equinox Business Law Group, PLLC provides advice about choosing the correct entity structure.

For Businesses

Craft3 Business Builder Webinar Series: Tax and Accounting Strategies

General Business Loan

“Tax and Bookkeeping Strategies” led by Astrid Daniela Galvez, Enrolled Agent at ASNBS Accounting Services, provides advice about some important tax topics in the webinar.

For Businesses

Shari’a-Compliant Commercial Real Estate Financing

Shari'a Compliant Financing

Craft3’s Shari’a-Compliant Real Estate Financing enables Islamic community organizations and Muslim-owned businesses to access capital without compromising their faith.

For Businesses

Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate

Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate

To purchase your building, you’ll need capital and a trusted financing partner. Learn how Craft3 can help with an Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate Loan.

For Businesses

Your Business Journey

General Business Loan

We hope this business journey worksheet helps you think about your next steps and anticipate potential setbacks.

For Businesses

Glossary of Finance and Business Terms

General Business Loan

If you’re interested in starting or expanding a business, you’ll likely encounter lots of terms and acronyms. This glossary will hopefully help you make sense of unfamiliar words and equip you for your business journey.

For Businesses

The Definitive Guide to Getting Loan Ready

General Business Loan

We want to make the loan process as clear and transparent as possible. Here are some resources to support business preparation and growth.

For Businesses

Debt Financing Options

General Business Loan

There are many types of debt financing. The terms vary greatly and it’s essential that you understand them and the tradeoffs involved.

For Businesses

Business Plan Template

General Business Loan

A simple guide from the U.S. Small Business Administration to developing a business plan, an essential document for all startup businesses.

For Businesses

Business Loans up to $250,000: Overview

General Business Loan

To start and grow a business, you’ll likely need capital and a trusted financing partner. Learn how Craft3 can help with a loan up to $250,000.

Customer Stories

Feeling at Home at OHSUN Banchan Deli & Cafe

Sara Upshaw wanted her business to feel like a cozy home, but she herself didn’t feel at home in the world of business, which she found to be secretive and opaque. Determined to launch her business, Sara connected with Craft3 for coaching and loan support. The loan she received covered tenant improvements and startup costs, and provided an opportunity for a new entrepreneur to feel at home.

Our Team

"Small businesses are heart of our local economies. Entrepreneurship for immigrants and folks of color can be difficult through no fault of their own. My life’s work revolves around empowering underserved communities, and helping people reimagine what the future can hold."

Aldo Medina Martinez
Business Services Program Lead, VP