Helping small businesses rebuild, recover and restart.

 Spearheaded by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the state’s entrepreneur and small business strategy is designed to strengthen communities through the cultivation and retention of economic and intellectual wealth at the local level.

Here, you’ll find a wealth of small business programs and resources, from our new Entrepreneur Academy and Small Business Guide to our small business resources that are specific to women and veteran owned businesses.

In the wake of a global pandemic and historic economic contraction, our goal is to re-energize communities and businesses with an intense entrepreneurial spirit, serving as a clearinghouse of accurate, actionable information you can use to build a successful business in Washington State. Technology allows people to live and work where they want these days and it is the state’s goal to provide the tools, resources, education, training and support you need, whether you’re new to entrepreneurship or are an experienced pro. 

COVID Resources

We know that small businesses have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Visit our COVID page for links and information.

Check back regularly, as we’re continuing to develop new programs and resources to help our small businesses rebuild, recover and restart.

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