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

U.S. Small Business Administration
Loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses

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 Labor & Industries
Helps employers meet safety and health standards, inspects workplaces when alerted to hazards, and administers workers’ compensation

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

Spokane County

Select Spokane
Gathers economic, planning, infrastructure, geographic, and demographic information as well as access to real estate sites for businesses looking to relocate or expand

Spokane Community Indicators
Continually updated, centralized location to learn more about 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

SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners)
Start or expand your business, get help with small business loans, and learn about special programs for women and refugees

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

Spokane Business Library
A one-stop website that brings Spokane County Library District and Spokane Public Library business resources conveniently together

Chambers of Commerce

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce

Greater Spokane Incorporated

North Palouse Chamber of Commerce

Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

West Plains Chamber of Commerce

Inland Northwest Business Alliance
Spokane’s LGBTA Chamber of Commerce with members in Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Business Planning

Ascent from SBA
Ascent is a free learning platform for women entrepreneurs created by the U.S. Small Business Association. Ascent is packed with in-depth information developed by experts to help you grow your business.

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

Small Business Guide
This booklet points to federal, state, and local resources that are needed when developing and running a business.