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WA 15820-01 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Washington Small Businesses

Low-interest disaster loans available to small nonfarm businesses in certain Washington counties, due to draught. Business owners with additional questions should visit, or contact
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Remote Work Certificate

The remote work certificate is a specialized training course that can equip rural residents with the skills they need to compete for remote on-line jobs. The 9 modules of this 4-week course will help build skills that make an effective remote worker. Companies interested in hiring Remote Worker Certificate graduates should contact AWB Institute and consider listing their Remote Work Employment opportunities on the website.

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Remote Work Partner Resource Guide & Remote Work Resource Guide

ScaleUp Training Series! 

ScaleUp Washington Guide

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ScaleUp Business Training

The path to seven figures begins here!

ScaleUp Business Training was designed to help established businesses increase profitability, build capacity, and spur growth.

  • Do you feel like you have no time outside of working in your business?
  • Are you spending too much time on low profit activities?
  • Have high maintenance clients taken over your schedule?
  • Are you thinking of selling your business?
  • Need help interpreting your fiscal drivers?05.18.2022 – Scale Up Business Training

This powerful program will give you the tools necessary to take your time back, break through the profit plateau, create new sources of revenue, and help you to work on your business rather than in your business! 

ScaleUp is a flexible time commitment and is delivered online through the ScaleUp online learning environment, live training sessions with roundtable discussion, and weekly Study Hall mentorship hours. Graduates of the program will also retain continued access to the Alumni resources, which include all of the above and much more!

Our trainers are highly qualified and come with years of practical experience building and scaling businesses and helping others do the same. 

This program is most beneficial for established business owners, with two or more years’ experience owning and operating a small business, and are currently based in Washington state. 

This program which normally costs $1,599 is currently provided at no cost to Washington State businesses through 2022, thanks to ongoing support from the Washington Department of Commerce.

Questions? Email Lincoln County Economic Development Council

Washington Small Business Development Center

You’re invited to our upcoming, no-cost, webinars!

Washington SBDC training provides practical, real-life solutions tailored for the entrepreneur and facilitated by knowledgeable business professionals.

There is no cost, but registration is required

Free Webinars – Details Here

Washington Community Economic Revitalization Board invests $17.9 million in 13 counties

Nine rural broadband projects were approved for over $14 million in grants from the CERB coronavirus capital projects fund, enabling an estimated 3,858 high-speed internet connections once completed. Another three projects approved for funding under CERB’s committed private partner program represent $684,500 in grants and more than $2.5 million in loans that will be matched by over $7.6 million in private investment. The partner projects will create an estimated 200 jobs. Three additional projects were approved for planning grants totaling $150,000.

Projects funded are located in Asotin, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Garfield, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lincoln, Pacific, Skagit, Thurston, Walla Walla and Whitman counties.

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Upcoming funding opportunities for Early Learning Facilities

New funding round expected to open this fall

Commerce received a new appropriation in the 2021-23 capital budget for grants to create or expand early learning facilities across the state. Through the Early Learning Facilities (ELF) Program, we will award projects in the following categories:

*Major Construction / Renovation (maximum award $1 million)
*Minor Renovation / Predevelopment (maximum award $200,000)
*Pre-Design (maximum award $20,000)

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Commerce announces new public-private Flex Fund loan program for Washington small businesses and nonprofits

OLYMPIA, WA — Small business owners and nonprofits across Washington can start applying today for low interest loans of up to $150,000 through the newly-launched Small Business Flex Fund. The Fund is a public-private partnership aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits – particularly those in low-income communities – recover and grow as communities across the state reopen for business.
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WA State Department of Commerce has published an updated guide book for starting and operating a business. You can find the guidebook here… Play Book

Spanish Version Here: Spanish Play Book

When Trouble Strikes: A Crisis Planner: A business crisis isn’t a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. Whether it’s a robbery, a leaking room, the death of the owner or the wrath of Mother Nature, a disaster can strike at any time. This planner will help you identify possible crises affecting your business and help you either minimize their impact or avoid them crisis altogether. An essential planner for any small business.

Access Washington

Attorney General of Washington


Choose WA

Community Colleges of Spokane for Extended Learning

Federal Business Opportunities

Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance

Impact Washington

Labor And Industries

Service Corps of Retired Executives

Score.Org – List of Start Up Resources

Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Centers – 18 Minority Small Business Grants

Tri County Economic Development District

USDA Rural Development

USDA Community Facilities Loans and Grants

WA office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise

WA State Cottage Food Industry

WA State Department of Agriculture

WA State Department of Commerce

WA State Department of Licensing

WA State Department of Revenue


Bank Rate – Small Business & Women Owned Business Loans

Women-owned businesses earned $421,928 less on average than male-owned businesses in 2020. Although women are taking great strides to close this gap, we have created a guide to help women learn and find options for financing their businesses. 

Some of the key topics associated with women and business loans in our guide are: 

  • Difficulties women face
  • Common small business loan options
  • Micro loans
  • information on obtaining business loans and grants


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