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Get your business off the ground quickly with these resources.


Already up and running? Know when and how to grow with these essential tools.


Starting over? We have a suite of special resources to give you a jump start.


Starting over? We have a suite of special resources to give you a jump start.

Helping small businesses recover, rebuild and restart.

Spearheaded by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the state’s entrepreneur and small business strategy is designed to strengthen communities through the cultivation and retention of economic and intellectual wealth at the local level.

Here, you’ll find a wealth of small business programs and resources, from our new Entrepreneur Academy and Small Business Guide to our small business resources that are specific to women and veteran owned businesses.

In the wake of a global pandemic and historic economic contraction, our goal is to re-energize communities and businesses with an intense entrepreneurial spirit, serving as a clearinghouse of accurate, actionable information you can use to build a successful business in Washington State. Technology allows people to live and work where they want these days and it is the state’s goal to provide the tools, resources, education, training and support you need, whether you’re new to entrepreneurship or are an experienced pro. 

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The only information we collect is generalized data that helps us understand what services businesses need. 

If you use our Contact Us form, the information you enter is used purely to respond to your query and is not retained or catalogued. 


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