Growing your Business
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.
In a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ), commercial merchandise, both domestic and foreign receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States. Merchandise of every description may be held in the zone without being subject to tariffs and other ad valorem taxes. This tariff and tax relief is designed to lower the costs of US-based operations engaged in international trade and thereby foster global competitiveness.
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 data.wa.gov.
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.
Linking entrepreneurs and small businesses to Washington state agencies
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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.
Making Washington State the best place to do business.
We listen to businesses, then drive action to make it easier to do business in Washington State.
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).
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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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SBDC advisors have been helping Washington businesses achieve their full potential since 1980. Request an advising appointment to learn more about how SBDC advisors can help you take your business to the next level or assist you with a business issue.
Our Certified Business Advisors and Trade Specialists assist owners and managers with in-depth confidential and no-cost assistance designed to address every aspect of your business management and operation.