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Access Washington
This website provides all of the information you need to know about doing business in Washington.

Artist Trust
Artist Trust supports artists in Washington by providing information to tens of thousands of artists each year, and they have granted more than $2.5 million in direct support to 1,213 of Washington State’s most promising musicians, writers, visual and craft artists, playwrights, choreographers, composers, performers and filmmakers.
1835 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 467-8734
Toll Free: 1-866-21-TRUST
Fax: 206/467-9633

Bank on Seattle
Today, everybody can get a checking account and stop paying fees to cash checks. Even if you’ve had problems with an account in the past, have never had an account before, or don’t have a Social Security number, you can open a bank or credit union account in Seattle and King County. Deposit your money for free and pay bills at no additional cost.

Center for Veterans Enterprise
This site is the federal web portal for veterans in business. It features a variety of resources including information on funding, assistance programs, federal procurement, management and more.

Enterprise for Equity
Enterprise for Equity is a community supported nonprofit that helps low income people turn their ideas and talents into businesses.
PO Box 1291
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: (360) 704-3375

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic – University of Washington
No fee entrepreneurship focused legal services for qualified entrepreneurs.

Small Business and Self-Employed One Stop Resource
This section offers a broad range of resources across federal and state agencies, as well as industry/profession specific information for self-employed entrepreneurs, employers and businesses. Within this web page you will find links to starting and operating a business, employment taxes, tax law changes for business, business-related forms and publications, and online learning options.

Industry Specific Tax Information
Learn about tax information specific to your industry or profession.

Metropolitan Development Council
MDC provides low-income persons in Tacoma Pierce County with technical assistance in support of micro enterprise development.
721 Fawcett Ave, Suite 201
Tacoma, Washington
Phone: (253) 591-7026
Fax: (253) 593-2744

The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises
The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises helps create and sustain an equitable business environment by promoting the participation, in public contracting and procurement, of all qualified and available businesses owned and controlled by minorities, women and all others who may be socially and economically disadvantaged.
406 South Water Street
Post Office Box 41160
Olympia, WA 98504-1160
Phone 1: (360) 753-9693 (Main Line)
Phone 2: (360) 753-9697 (Help Line)
Toll Free: (866) 208-1064
Fax: (360) 586-7079

National Telecommuting Institute (NTI)
National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) is a unique educational/job-matching organization pioneering the development of telework jobs for Americans with disabilities.

Rural Community Development Resources
Their mission is to create wealth and empower individuals and disadvantaged entrepreneurs through job creation by providing access to capital, business assistance training and leadership development in rural counties throughout Washington State.
P.O. Box 9492
Yakima, WA 98909

Seattle Public Library
Technical Help for Local Small Businesses provided by the Business Department
1000 Fourth Avenue, Level 7
Seattle, WA 98104
206-386-4636 (ask for a business research specialist)

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses. Provides the SBA Small Business Resource Guide

Seattle, WA District Office
2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121
Monday – Friday
8 am to 4:30 pm
Spokane, WA Branch Office
801 W. Riverside Avenue, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 353-2811

Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses

Central Washington SCORE
300 S. Columbia Street, 3rd Floor
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 662-2116
Yakima Valley SCORE
10 N. 9th Street
Yakima, WA 98901
(509) 248-2021
Mid-Columbia SCORE
7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 375-3582
Seattle SCORE
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 553-7320
Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm
Tacoma SCORE
c/o Bates Technical School
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Room M-123
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7770
Bellingham SCORE
1313 East Maple #591
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 685-4259
Spokane SCORE
801 W. Riverside Ave., #240
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 353-2820
Ft. Vancouver SCORE
c/o Clark College
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 699-1079

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Provides valuable counseling, training and research services to business owners or prospective owners, operating in a rapidly changing business environment.

Auburn SBDC
108 S Division St. Suite A
Auburn, WA 98001 (253) 333-1600
Bellevue CC North Campus
10700 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 564-2888
Western Washington University
119 N Commercial St. #195
Bellingham, WA 98225
(306) 733-4014
Kitsap Business Assistance Center
345 6th St. #568
Bremerton, WA 98337
(360) 307-4220
Chehalis SBDC
1611 N National Ave.
Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 748-0114
Highline Community College
PO Box 98000 M/S Omni 3-3
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-3710
Edmonds Community College
728 134th St. SW #128
Everett, WA 98204
(425) 640-1435
Columbian Basin College
901 N Colorado
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 735-6222
Green River Community College
841 N Central Ave. #106
Kent, WA 98032
(253) 856-9595
Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute St., Bldg. 15000
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-2373
EDA of Skagit County
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 336-6114
Economic Alliance for Okanogan County
320 Omak Ave. #400
Omak, WA 98841
(509) 826-5107
Olympia Peninsula SBDC
102 E Front St. 2nd Floor
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 417-5657
Olympia Peninsula SBDC
540 Water St. #1
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360) 344-3078
Seattle SBDC
900 Fourth Ave. #2950
Seattle, WA 98164
(206) 389-2922
Business Impact Northwest
1437 S Jackson
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-4330
Park Place Building
1200 6th Ave. #1700
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 553-7328
Spokane SBDC
665 N Riverpoint Blvd. #201
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 358-7894
Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima, Rm. M-123
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7768
Vancouver SBDC
12000 NE 95th Ave. #504
Vancouver, WA 98682
(360) 360-6372
Walla Walla Community College
500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 527-4681
Wenatchee SBDC
285 Technology Center Way, #101
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 682-6905
Spokane Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP)
This program combines training, business counseling, and access to capital to give hard-working people business opportunities not otherwise available to them.
Administrative Office
3102 W. Fort George Wright
Spokane, WA 99224
509-456-7111 ext. 200
Fax: 509-534-5874

Spokane Neighborhood Economic Development Alliance (SNEDA)
SNEDA is a neighborhood-based, nonprofit organization that aims to help businesses improve their profitability and create jobs. They do this by connecting businesses to existing resources and providing financing to entrepreneurs who have been unable to access it through traditional means.
29 West Pacific Avenue
Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201

StartZone at Highline Community College
Entrepreneurship for Immigrants, Minorities, Women and People with Disabilities in Southwest King County. Microenterprise Development Specialists (MDS) provide confidential, no-fee, one-to-one business development instruction and counseling to Southwest King County entrepreneurs seeking assistance in the start up and growth of a business. Also provides free Schedule C tax workshops and assistance.
23835 Pacific Highway South
Kent, WA 98032
206.878.3710 ext. 5152

Ventures Washington (formerly Washington CASH)
Provides a business training course, microcredit lending services, technical business assistance and peer support to enable low-income women, people with disabilities and new immigrants/refugees to start or expand self-employment ventures
2100 – 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone 1: (206) 352-1945
Phone 2: (360) 698-4088
Fax: (206) 352-1899

Washington Initiative for Supported Employment
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to expanding employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
100 South King Street, Suite 260
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 343-0881
Fax: (206) 343-2078