Helpful Links and Guides

SBA Small Business Resource Guide

The Small Business Administration’s 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 Online tools, resources, and courses geared specifically toward young entrepreneurs can be found here.

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.