Start a Business

  • Have you dreamed of being your own boss?
  • Do you have a great idea for a business and wonder what the next step is?
  • Do you crave the excitement and challenge of starting and managing your own venture?

Proper planning, management practices and funding can improve the odds of your success. The resources listed here can help you turn your dream into reality.

  • SBA.gov – Start a Business – U.S. Small Business Administration
    Legal requirements for starting a business, business plans, and links to state-specific resources.
  • Doing Business – State of Washington
    Business portal with information on what you need to start a business, including planning, licensing, finding funding and more.
  • Guide for Small Business – Washington State Department of Commerce
    Information on organizations, services and programs of interest to small businesses.
  • Starting a Business – Entrepreneur Magazine
    How-to guides, financing information, business plan examples and advice, and inspiration for the entrepreneur.