Washington Center for Women in Business

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The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) offers a variety of services to women entrepreneurs, individuals interested in starting a business, and organizations in business that are interested in growing their business.  The WCWB offers a free one hour Intro to Business Startup course via webinar or in the Thurston EDC conference room for individuals interested in starting a business but are not sure where to begin. The WCWB also hosts a monthly webinar series entitled Let’s Talk Business (LTB).  LTB features a different business professional every month speaking on their area of expertise related to small business. Webinars are posted at wcwb.org/ltb so individuals can view them at their convenience. The WCWB hosts an annual women’s business conference INSPIRE where business professionals around Washington can gather together to learn, network and unwind. Lastly, the WCWB offers one-on-one business coaching for, primarily for women owned, businesses. Coaching session are one hour long and can focus on a variety of topics including business plan writing, business start-up, marketing, operations, and finance.  Coaching sessions are free and limited to one a week per client.  
This program is ideal for: 

  • Individuals interested in starting a business who are not sure where to start.  
  • Individuals who have a business idea and want to write a business plan.
  • Individuals who need help starting their business. Including help with licenses, legal structure, financing and investment information. 
  • Women owned businesses who want one-on-one business coaching.
  • Individuals interested in learning more about the business support the Thurston EDC CB&I offers.
  • Individuals interested in starting a viable business who cannot write their own business plan.
  • Existing organizations interested in growing their businesses but need training.
  • Existing organizations that want to increase their business knowledge. 
  • Existing organizations who need specific consulting work such as website building they cannot complete themselves due to lack of technical skills. 

To schedule a coaching appointment or for more information on registering for courses and training please contact info@wcwb.org

Washington Center for Women in Business

Quick Startup Program

Are you a woman-identified entrepreneur with a vision to thrive in the digital marketplace? Quick Startup is here to turn your dreams into reality!

Let’s Talk Business

The WCWB presents a no cost bi-monthly webinars series featuring business professionals from across the State of Washington with various expertise.

WCWB Business Coaching

The WCWB offers no cost one-on-one business coaching with professionals experienced in business startup, finance, accounting, marketing, and operations.

Washington Center for Women in Business