The Washington State Department of Commerce Choose Washington portal features information on starting your business in Washington state, including “Grow Your Business”.
Information on policies and procedures for starting a business in Washington state is available from the Washington state Department of Revenue. For information on licensing a business in Washington state, visit the Washington state Department of Licensing.
Economic Alliance Snohomish County offers comprehensive information about starting or purchasing a business in Snohomish County, including resources for minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses. It also offers several resources tailored to small businesses, including related to contracting opportunities, training, and other assistance.
Resources for Entrepreneurs and Startups
Northwest Innovation Resource Center: NWIRC works to support innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs in Snohomish County and northwestern Washington State bring their ideas to life.
Startup Washington: An extension of the national Startup America partnership, Startup Washington works to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Washington State through supporting entrepreneurs to build successful, sustainable businesses.
Ventures: Ventures is a non-profit organization providing education, support, and access to capital needed to launch and grow successful small enterprises, with a focus on low-income, women, and minority populations for whom traditional business development services are often out of reach.