The Center for Business & Innovation is located in the South Sound Community College Lacey Campus. It is home to the Thurston Economic Development Council, the Lacey Small Business Development Center, the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Washington Center for Women in Business.
The City of Olympia provides scholarships and grant funding for many of the programs of the Center for Business & Innovation for existing businesses and startups in Olympia.
The SPSCC Foundation in partnership with the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation is offering a business startup incubator program with a $3000 business startup grant
Business resiliency and success are created with a strong accounting platform. For most business owners accounting is the least favorite business activity. It is, unfortunately, the most important. This course will guide you step by step through setting up and maintaining a strong accounting system.
Learn how to create your brand, identify your target market and select the right marketing tools. Branding and Marketing for Startups presents a simple and straight forward system for developing a successful marketing strategy.
The City of Lacey in partnership with the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation is offering scholarships for Business Startup Training.
Learn how to choose the right legal structure for your startup, form that legal structure, and obtain the required business licenses. BEST-Structures and Licenses for Startups is a $99 course. Scholarships are available.
Free Business Resource Hotline. Just call the number during business hours (M-F 9:30 am - 3:30 pm PST) and a live person will assist you with your questions and direct you to current resources available in Washington State..
CB&I Consulting connects business owners directly with consultants for direct technical assistance. Consultants complete projects or provide consultations to businesses
BEST was developed to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business while writing a business plan at the same time.
This no cost course is intended to help get you started on the right path for your entrepreneurial journey. It will present 8 steps for you to take to start your business.