Helpful Links and Guides

Small Business Administration’s Resource Guide

The SBA Washington office’s annual guide includes step-by-step information on accessing SBA programs and services, business licensing, state and local government regulations, technical assistance, loan options, and selecting a business plan and legal structure. Helpful information can also be found at and

Doing Business in Washington

A list of state-level how-tos and quick links.

ChooseWashington’s Small Business Resource page

Find a host of federal, state, and local programs available to help start and grow your business, including one-on-one personal business counseling, state agency customer service representatives and help lines.

Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises

All of the programs, activities, and efforts of OMWBE promote the success of all businesses regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.

Washington State Governor’s Office – Small Business Guide

Choosing to start a business is a big decision. Use the Small Business Guide to walk you through the steps necessary to running a successful business.

City of Seattle’s Contracting InformationĀ for Women & Minority Business Owners

Contracting opportunities and City and non-City resources on this page provide useful information and connections capable of growing women and minority-owned businesses.