Resources for

Growing Businesses

The following list of resources are designed to fit the needs of businesses ready to

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Business Plan Writing for Startups

BEST is listed at $249, but cost for the program is based on location. Scholarship funding offered when available.

BEST was developed to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business while writing a business plan at the same time.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Business Plan Writing for Startups

Business Resource Hotline

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..

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CB&I Consulting

This free service is offered based on grant funding availability, to all businesses in Washington state that have been operation for at least one calendar year. Preferential placement to businesses that have completed an approved CB&I training program.

CB&I Consulting connects business owners directly with consultants for direct technical assistance. Consultants complete projects or provide consultations to businesses

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CB&I Consulting

Let’s Talk Business

Let's Talk Business is a no-cost bi-monthly webinar and podcast series. View upcoming events.

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

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Market Research

Cost for market research assistance varies depending on requirements and partnership. Contact Gene to learn more about opportunities.

The Thurston EDC CB&I has the ability to provide market research that can give businesses access to economic data and subject matter expertise for the local economy. Market research products developed by the research director can help businesses understand local economic markets. Research can provide businesses with anything from setting employee wages to industry trends and consumer demand.

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Market Research

ScaleUp Mastermind

ScaleUp Mastermind is a no-cost resource.

This monthly training and networking series provides businesses access to subject matter expert speakers to dive deeper into specific relevant business topics and their practical application. Business owners interact with experts and peers to discuss topics and identify opportunities for business growth.

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ScaleUp Mastermind

WCWB Business Coaching

WCWB Coaching services are available at no cost to all business owners in Washington state.

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

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WCWB Business Coaching