About the Academy
The Entrepreneur Academy was created by the Washington State Department of Commerce to teach the skills needed to be a successful business owner. Starting and running your own business can be one of the most rewarding things you can do in life. Believing that every resident has the right to a living wage job and equal access to education, training and support, Commerce created the Academy.
Eleven experts in their respective fields will teach you the critical business skills you need. Each course includes a companion online and printable workbook, links to additional resources, and even quizzes so you can test your mastery of the skills you’ve learned.
The Academy is a companion resource to our Business Startup Playbook, which contains more details on how to start a successful Washington State business, including the step-by-step process for setting your business up.