Resources To Help Grow Your Business

Whether you are an established business owner or just starting out, these resources can help you learn and grow your business.

Impact Washington for Manufacturers

Resources for existing Businesses

  • Aberdeen Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Located at Grays Harbor College, the SBDC provides free, one-on-one, confidential, businesses consulting to existing and start-up businesses.
  • Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms – Funding for up to $75,000 in matching grants for U.S. businesses that have been hurt by imports. Grants can be used on a variety of projects that help improve a firm’s business.
  • Make it in Washington – Free one-on-one consulting for manufacturers that provide guidance on improving operational efficiencies; accessing new sources of growth/ development capital; navigating the risks associated with pursuing new customers, markets, and products; and solving technological challenges.
  • Economic Gardening – Economic Gardening connects CEOs and company executives with a strategic research team that provides information and analysis on five key areas: core strategy, market dynamics, qualified sales leads, innovation, and temperament. “Economic Gardening gives companies access to sophisticated corporate-level tools they can’t afford or may not know about,” says Chris Gibbons, the founder of Economic Gardening. “It gives them strategic information to solve problems and identify new opportunities.”

Starting a Business

Human Resources and L&I

Legal and Compliance

  • Nolo legal resources for small business – A reference guide for legal matters including business formation, contracts, litigation and much more. This is a guide and should not be a substitute for professional legal advice.
  • Washington State Small Business Guide (PDF version also available) – Guide to starting, expanding, or closing a business in Washington State including tax obligation, payroll requirements, and other obligations and resources.
  • Business Liaisons – Quick contacts for Washington State Agencies.

Permitting

Financing a Business

Disaster Preparedness

Tourism Development