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Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Wenatchee
Address: 238 Olds Station Road, Suite A
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Business Phone Number: (509) 888-7252
Address: 502 S. Glover Street
Twisp, WA
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Business Phone Number: (509) 997-3300
1 Million Cups
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Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and we’re here to fulfill that mission.

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Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation & Assistance – State of Washington
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The Regulatory Handbook contains information about local, state and federal permits, approvals, and licenses for Washington State. Although not a complete list, this list does provide in-depth information on most environmental permits.

The Regulatory Handbook also contains performance data on timeliness for specific permits per Chapter 43.42A. This permit timeliness performance data is also accessible in ORIA’s Central Repository on

NCW Economic Development District (EDD)
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The NCWEDD is responsible for regional economic development strategy and planning and collaborates with various private and public agencies to accomplish this goal. The NCWEDD brings together the private and public sectors in a partnership necessary to provide a coordinated strategy and an ongoing economic development program for the region.

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Road Map for Opening a Business – Washington state
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8 Steps to forming a business in Washington State

This is a road map for opening a business in the state of Washington. There are eight steps in the road map but not all of them will apply to your business.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – Okanogan County
Address: 320 Omak Ave, #400

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Business Phone Number: (509) 826-5107
Small Business Guidance in Washington state
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Linking entrepreneurs and small businesses to Washington state agencies
Our service is free and we are ready to help.
We are Washington states’ Small Business Liaison Team (SBLT) and we’re taking action to make it easier to do business in Washington State – our vision is to make Washington the best place to do business.
Formalized and expanded by order of the Governor in January of 2012 (Executive Order 12-01), the SBLT includes 27 agencies participating in subgroups that focus on outreach programs, soliciting ideas for regulatory improvement, and developing new business tools.
Our Vision
Making Washington State the best place to do business.
Our Mission
We listen to businesses, then drive action to make it easier to do business in Washington State.

Small Business Guide – Washington state
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This free guide provides links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in the state of Washington (available in six languages).

The Economic Alliance of Okanogan
Address: 320 Omak Avenue
Omak, WA 98841
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The Economic Alliance promotes economic development in the region through planning, research, small business advising and development. The Economic Alliance serves Okanogan County located in North Central Washington.

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Business Phone Number: 509-826-5107
Business Fax: 509-826-7425
Washington State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – StartUp
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Start a Business
Thinking of opening your own business? This portal will help you begin or complete the process. You will find links to a start-up guide, training and other resources at ‘Not sure where to Start’ and resource links in ‘market research’. Our advising services include business and financial plan completion.

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