Resources for Business Owners

Washington State
Spokane County
Chambers of Commerce
Business Planning

Washington State

Access Washington
All the essentials for doing business in Washington, including licenses, permits, taxes, state contracting, and regulatory agencies

Office of Regulatory Assistance Small Business Guide
Provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington

Washington State Department of Commerce
Administers programs, boards, and commissions focused on enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality

Washington State Legal Forms
Thousands of forms for small businesses specifically tailored for Washington State
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Microsoft IT Academy
Free access to Microsoft’s online E-Learning program for technology training for Washington State residents
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Spokane County

WorkSource Spokane
Find qualified employees, receive personalized recruiting assistance, get information about the local labor market and hiring and tax incentives, and access many more business resources

SCORE Spokane
Volunteer mentors provide business counseling, workshops, interactive roundtables, and online resources

Better Business Bureau
Learn about and apply for accreditation

Greater Spokane Incorporated Resources
Business, government, and education resources available within Spokane County

Chambers of Commerce

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce

Greater Spokane Incorporated

Hangman Creek Chamber of Commerce

Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

West Plains Chamber of Commerce

Business Planning

Business Plans & Financial Statements Template Gallery
Get started with your business plans with helpful templates paired with expert advice

Small Business Guide
Booklet that points to federal, state, and local resources needed when developing and running your business

DemographicsNow
Create detailed demographic reports to produce business and residential lists and use mapping tools to visualize market trends
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Reference USA
Do market research, view competitor information, and get residential address listings and business directories
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Business Source Complete
Top business magazines, company information, case studies, industry profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports, and product reviews
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