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More Resources for Growing your Business

Connect with these entrepreneurship support organizations for information about growing your business beyond startup.

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StartUp Washington: Work Spaces Map

Explore StartUp Washington's interactive map showing coworking spaces, maker spaces, incubators, accerators, and commercial kitch incubators in Washington state.

StartUp Washington

Resources

Regulatory Handbook

The Regulatory Handbook contains information about local, state and federal permits, approvals, and licenses for Washington State. Although not a complete list, this list does provide in-depth information on most environmental permits.

State of Washington Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation & Assistance

Resources

StartUp Washington: Grants & Awards

Resource list of grants and awards compiled by StartUp Washington

StartUp Washington

Funding

Indiegogo

Indiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas. More than a crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo offers services and resources from key partners to empower entrepreneurs throughout the life of their project.

Funding

Startup Washington: Angels & Venture Capitalists Resources

This is a resource list of Angel Networks, Venture Capital Firms, and more funding options for your business.

StartUp Washington

Funding

Road Map for Opening A Business

This is a road map for opening a business in the state of Washington. There are eight steps in the road map but not all of them will apply to your business. We recommend you read through all steps in this road map before applying for your business license.

Washington State Small Business Guidance

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StartUp Washington: Mentor's Corner

The website Quora introduces mentors from all over the world to help entrepreneurs be successful. People from all walks of life can ask a question about any subject, which is then distributed to a vast network of people, from experts and authorities to regular folk with relevant knowledge. The answers are then archived and organized so they can be accessed by anyone else with the same question. Each week, this site will post some of those questions and link to some of the best answers. It's like having a mentor in a box.

StartUp Washington

Community

Growing the Economy

Small businesses require capital to grow. Unfortunately, many loan programs are designed to serve larger businesses. To close the funding gap, the Department of Commerce offers your growing business several loan programs that can help you purchase new equipment, renovate, expand or construct facilities, support early stage product development or repurpose properties that have been abandoned or underutilized due to environemental issues.

WA State Department of Commerce

Funding

Small Business Guide

This free guide provides links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in the state of Washington (available in six languages).

Washington State Small Business Guidance

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Foreign Trade Zone

In a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), commercial merchandise, both domestic and foreign receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States. Merchandise of every description may be helf in the zone without being subject to tariffs and other ad valorem taxes. This tariff and tax relief is designed to lower the costs of US-based operations engaged in international trade and thereby foster global competitiveness.

Grant County Economic Development Council

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Kickstarter

Kickstarter helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. To date, tens of thousands of creative projects - big and small - have come to life with the support of the Kickstarter community.

Funding

Chelan-Douglas Trends

Chelan Douglas Trends seeks to improve local, public decision making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data are offered as neutral informaiton for all parties involved in public policy issues.

Eastern Washington University Institute for Public Policy and Economic Analysis

Data & Information