List of Small Business Resources

State of Washington Business Resources Complete resource of starting and operating a business in Washington state.

WA State Department of Revenue: Apply for Business License

How to Grow Your Business in Washington resource guide from Small Business Administration

Washington Small Business Development Center: Start and grow your business.


UPSKILL Free online training for job seekers + professionals

WVC Center for Entrepreneurship Assist existing and future entrepreneurs by providing a one-stop access point for regional resources in training, business development, networking and doing business in North Central Washington.

WVC Online Courses Available

STARTUP Washington is working to develop a thriving and robust entrepreneurial community that encompasses all of North Central Washington. StartUp NCW offers entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses a suite of consulting, mentoring, and educational programs and services designed to jump-start and grow local businesses.

The Entrepreneur Academy was created by the Washington State Department of Commerce to teach the skills needed to be a successful business owner.

GWATAVoice for connecting and supporting both technology companies and entrepreneurs as North Central Washington’s non-profit technology alliance.

The Small Business Flex Fund is a new resource to help you grow your business.

Supported by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Fund helps small businesses and nonprofits access the financial support they need to thrive.

Apply now for:

flexible working capital loans
low interest rates
60-month repayment timeline

Small businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $150,000 and the money can be spent flexibly, including on payroll, utilities & rent, supplies, marketing & advertising, building improvements or repairs, and other business expenses.

Learn more at – Small Business Flex Fund