Resources for

New Businesses

Learn How to Start My Business

Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)

$399 (Scholarships Available)

BEST is an online course that guides new entrepreneurs through the process of starting a successful business.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)

City of Lacey Business Startup Training

Scholarships cover the $399 course.

The City of Lacey in partnership with the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation is offering scholarships for Business Startup Training.‍

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City of Lacey Business Startup Training

City of Olympia Business Growth and Startup Support

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.

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City of Olympia Business Growth and Startup Support

City of Tumwater Business Startup Training

$399 Scholarship Provided by the City of Tumwater

The City of Tumwater in partnership with the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation is offering scholarships for Business Startup Training.‍

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City of Tumwater Business Startup Training

Green Business Startup Training

No Cost

Green Business Startup Training is a course tailored to the unique aspects of starting an environmentally responsible/friendly business.

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Green Business Startup Training

Intro to Business Startup

Intro to Business is available at no cost for all residents of Washington state.

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.

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Intro to Business Startup

Quick Startup Program

Approved applicants will receive a $1500 grant to cover cost of the training and annual E-Commerce subscription fee.

Do you have a product or service you're ready to sell online? Quick Startup will set you up with the tools and technical training to build and launch your online storefront!

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Quick Startup Program