Helpful Links and Guides
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 SBA.gov and Business.gov.
A list of state-level how-tos and quick links.
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.
The Department of Commerce has a search tool that small businesses can use to search for training, technical assistance, access to capital and other services available in Washington.
All of the programs, activities, and efforts of OMWBE promote the success of all businesses regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.
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.
Contracting opportunities and City and non-City resources on this page provide useful information and connections capable of growing women and minority-owned businesses.