The Small Business Playbook

The Playbook was written by a Washington business owner for business owners and if filled with resources, links and the steps required to start a business in the state, all in an easy to read, football-themed format.

Entrepreneur Academy

The Academy takes you through 11 lessons designed to teach you the essential skills you need to become a successful small business owner. Each lesson includes a video by an expert on the subject, workbook, assignments and quizzes.

Financial Mastery

In this series, you can learn the fundamentals of financial management, including bookkeeping, recordkeeping, cash flow, creditworthiness and more. This is a self-paced course and you are encouraged to bookmark sections that are particularly relevant to your own situation and needs.

Restart Academy

Designed for small business owners who need to recover and restart, the Restart Academy covers a wide range of subject related to rebuilding an existing business or starting a new one.

Creatives Academy

The Creatives Academy teaches the principles and strategies creatives need to transform their passion to create into a sustainable, profitable business. The Academy covers a wide range of skills, from thinking like a business and managing cash flow to negotiating with clients and finding new markets, including the potential of exporting.

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

A major crisis or disaster can seriously disrupt operations, or worse, put you out of business. Startup Washington provides small businesses with planning tools that will help them prepare and recover from natural and man-made disasters, from a robbery and hacking to a mudslide or earthquake. We all assist communities, economic development organizations and small businesses with recovery and sustainability efforts following a disaster.