Resources

Need a little help? Use these resources to get started or take your business to the next level.  

Explore and learn more about getting started or growing your business. From business plans to funding, find the support you need to reach your goals. 

NCW StartUp Toolkit

Sometimes we get tired of staring at our screens and we just wish we had some paper copies to take notes on. We've teamed up with our local branch of the North Central Regional Library to bring you a comprehensive resource for starting and growing your business. Here you'll find several PDFs packed full of information on accessing a wide variety of resources and content. From e-books to organizations to connect with in your area, feel free to download and print this toolkit.

North Central Regional Library

+ WVC Center for Entrepreneurship

How do I write my business plan? How do I get a business license?

Gathering data and researching ideas is an important first step when creating a plan for your startup business. A business plan is an essential strategic tool for startups and entrepreneurs. Creating a business plan helps new business owners establish specific steps needed to succeed. Determining what licenses or permits you might need and where and how to get them can be a confusing process.  Accessing the road map and regulatory guidance is available through the State of Washington.

Research + Data, Business Plan Writing, License + Permits

I need to learn a few things before I get started.

In addition to a great idea, product, or service, entrepreneurship benefits from education and training. Not sure what you need to get going? Contact the Wenatchee Valley College Center for Entrepreneurship for assistance on all your startup questions and needs.

Training, Education

Where should I look for funding?

Loan programs are a common way to fund startup business. Find access to information on finding investors for a business startup or investment competitions. Events such as these bring entrepreneurs and investors together to foster potential partnerships.

Funding

I'm looking for a workspace or location for my business.

Reach out to these resources for information about workspace and potential business locations.

Workspaces + Locations

How do I make connections with my business community?

Community connections are valuable for startups and entrepreneurs.  Building a diverse professional network offers a gateway to mentorship, knowledge, and support resources.

Community + Networking

Where can I find individualized support, like mentors or business counseling?

A business mentor can have a positive impact on startups. A mentor’s experience and connections can provide valuable insight and support for the entrepreneur developing and launching a new business.

Mentorship + Counseling

StartUp NCW

Through the Washington State Department of Commerce’s StartUp 365 Washington initiative, StartUp NCW offers entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses a suite of consulting, mentoring, and educational programs and services designed to jump start and grow local businesses.

Contact

Wenatchee Valley College Center for Entrepreneurship

Wenatchee Valley College

1300 Fifth St.

Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 682-6915

cfore@wvc.edu

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