Free Business Resources

Online Business Resources for New and Growing Businesses

We've collected some of our favorite links, tips, webinars and tools to create a library for our online visitors. Choose from the three panels below to put our three decades of business advising experience to work for you. Stay as long as you like and take whatever you need.  

Can't find what you're looking for? Call our center at (360) 778-1762 or email us and we'll do our best to help you meet your needs.  

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Loans Grants

Where’s the money? What are the rules? How can I do ..?  

Our business operations library can help you find answers. Find information on applying for loans or business resiliency grants. See the latest updates from the Department of Revenue, Labor and Industries and Employment Security. Find out about new market opportunities in exporting and government contracting. 

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Training

What you need, when you need it - instantly delivered to your devices.   

Choose from a wide-ranging collection of recorded webinars centered on topics requested by our local businesses. Get the updates on Federal, State and local business issues; learn how to tune up your elevator speech; find out about buying or selling a business, right here, right now.  

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Templates Advice

Many of the businesses where you work, trade or shop got started right here, at the Western SBDC.  

Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. Validate your ideas, research your markets, estimate your sales and profits. Our startups collection brings you tests and quizzes, outlines and templates, draft documents and compliance requirements - all collected to help you get started on getting started, today!