Small Business Resources in Washington

23 04 2010

Here are some great resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners in Washington. It’s always nice to have a go-to list, so here’s a start. And if you have any favorites that I’ve not listed, please comment and share! Think big and act strategically.

Start & Grow a Business in Washington:

  • Choose Washington – Providing technical and financial assistance to communities and businesses for trade and economic development, to encourage retention and expansion of employment and operations in the state of Washington.
  • Washington Guide for Small Business 2010 – This directory assembles, in one handy reference, information on organizations, services, and programs throughout the state to help Washington businesses survive.
  • Access Washington: Plan a Business – Understanding who to turn to for research and planning, business advice, financial assistance, regulatory information, and the basics of running a small business is vital to your success.
  • Washington Small Business Development Centers – Promoting economic vitality by providing advice, training and research to entrepreneurs and existing businesses statewide.
  • Washington State Office of Minority and Women Owned Businesses – Develops programs designed to improve the contributions of minority and women-owned small businesses to the Washington State economy.
  • Community Capital Development – A consortium of non-profit community development organizations that provide technical assistance, training, counseling, and loans.
  • Seattle SCORE – Providing free and confidential one-on-one business consulting  for interested individuals.

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