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Supporting the small businesses and entrepreneurs of North Central Washington

A business mentor can have a positive impact on startups.  A mentor’s experience and connections can provide valuable insight and support for the entrepreneur developing and launching a new business.



Mentoring Works!  Small business owners who receive three or more hours of mentoring report higher revenues and increased growth.

  • SCORE provides confidential business advice through our network of 10,000 volunteer business experts.  Mentoring services are free, regardless of the number of times you visit a mentor.

Central Washington SCORE Office

  • SBDC (Small Business Development Center) services revolve around assisting clients with making better informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses. SBDC Counselors provide in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence.

Wenatchee or Omak SBDC Offices

StartUp Boot Camp

StartUp Boot Camp

Wenatchee Valley College’s StartUp Boot Camp is an immersive program designed to provide information, tips, exercises, and tools to help entrepreneurs think about, plan, and launch their business idea.

Cost for the program is normally $300, however half of the tuition is sponsored by a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s StartUp NCW project, and scholarships are available to assist with the remainder.  For more information, email or call (509) 682-6915.

For more information and to register for an upcoming Bootcamp, please click the link below for your area:

Wenatchee Valley StartUp Bootcamp

Okanogan County StartUp Bootcamp

StartUp NCW Mentoring Community

StartUp NCW Mentoring Community

For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. It’s hard work, and there are challenges around every corner. Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Their chance of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals.

Through our partnership with MicroMentor, we have a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.

To learn more about starting the program, view this handy guide.

StartUp NCW Office Hour

StartUp NCW Office Hour

StartUp NCW Office Hour is a free monthly program featuring different professionals each month who are willing to offer an hour to meet with startups and business owners in 15 minute increments.  These experts are available to answer basic questions in their area of expertise and share encouragement for the entrepreneur.

Topics include StartUp 101 for the Entrepreneur, Accounting, Business Legal Structures, Marketing, and more.

How it works: Sign up for a time slot – Prepare a few questions in advance – Listen and learn from the expert in the field

Office Hour is scheduled the First Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mission St Commons in Wenatchee.


If you are a service provider and interested in sharing your expertise at a future Office Hour, please contact the WVC Center for Entrepreneurship.

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