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Washington Resources

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Resource NameDescription
Association of Washington State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (AWSHCC)A non-profit corporation created to serve as a statewide Hispanic business organization representing the interests of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Professional Organizations and their members throughout Washington State
Attorney General's OfficeServing as counselor to the legislature and state agencies and also as the "People's Lawyer" for all citizens.
Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Alaska, Oregon & Western WashingtonA private, not-for-profit organization that aids consumers and businesses by supplying reports on the reliability of companies and charities. BBB also provides dispute resolution services, consumer education materials and informs the public about consumer scams and fraudulent business behavior.
BBB of E. Washington, N. Idaho & MontanaSame as BBB of Alaska, Oregon & Western Washington.
Business Assistance Hot LineTelephone hotline for business.
Chamber of CommerceAdvancing Chambers of Commerce by connecting chamber professionals to information and resources they need to succeed through education, coordination and facilitation.
Commission on Hispanic AffairsImprove public policy development and the delivery of government services to the Hispanic community.
Community Capital DevelopmentProviding technical assistance, training and loans.
Count Me InOnline assembly of women's business loans & educational scholarship opportunities.
Department of Enterprise Services (DES)Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) resource center - A guide for government agencies and non-profit organizations that are cooperative members.
Department of Labor & Industries (L&I)As administrators of the state's workers' compensation system, LI helps employers with what to do if your employees are injured, find a safety rule, file a quarterly report, find safety training materials, electrical permits and inspections and help for small business owners.
Department of LicensingRegulating many types of business and professional licenses.
Department of RevenueFile and Pay Taxes.
Department of Revenue, Business Licensing Service (BLS)Helps you to register your business with the state and several cities. BLS registers businesses, renews licenses, and provides related services for approximately 40,000 businesses monthly.
Department of Social and Health Services - Division of Child Support, New HiresFederal and state laws require you to report all newly hired and rehired employees to the Division of Child Support (DCS) within 20 days.
Evergreen Business CapitalSBA 504 Loan Program expert, with over 30 years in the industry. Partnering with lenders in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern Idaho to provide loans that allow businesses to purchase commercial real estate and equipment.
Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance (ORA) - Business GuideThe Small Business Guide provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington.
Innovate WashingtonChampions for entrepreneurs and companies with transcendent ideas. A blend of industry professionals who've been there, done it, and want to do it again. Knowledgeable advocates that are ready to offer the tools and services to help you grow, then grow some more.
Latino Business DirectoryWahington State on-line Latino Business Directory
Northwest Business Development Association (NBDA)Provides assistance with SBA 504 debentures. Our mission is to support business growth, job creation and job retention by providing quality small business loan services in partnership with local lenders and the SBA.