Free Business Counseling Services

The Washington Women's Business Center is committed to providing training and financing opportunities to female entrepreneurs. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, WBC equips women and their families with the resources to successfully start and run their businesses.  WBC serves women in Western Washington. At WBC, we look forward to helping you succeed in your business!

OUR MISSION


The Washington Women's Business Center has three major objectives:
  • Increase the number of women owned small businesses
  • Maximize jobs created by and for those businesses
  • Reinforce the growth, profit, and value of each business
Women owned businesses may be startups, existing companies focusing on growth and expansion, or planned future acquisitions.

WBC RESOURCES


We are committed to delivering free business counseling and training workshops, supplying entrepreneurs with the tools and resources needed to run a business.
  • Understanding funding options
  • Preparing loan packages and presentations for lenders and potential investors
  • Managing business profitability
  • Creating business plans and financial projections
  • Identifying business expansion options
Read more about Business Counseling.
Read more about Classes & Training.

INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS


WBC is proud to not only offer trainings, classes and counseling to individuals, but is also available to present to other organizations, groups and corporations.

Contact Us to prepare and present classes addressing your group's particular training needs.

ELIGIBILITY


WBC is an equal opportunity institution that serves every person, with a focus on:
  • Women
  • Family Members
Regardless of focus on women entrepreneurs, all persons are welcome to obtain services at Business Impact NW, Veterans Business Outreach Center and Washington Women's Business Center.
  • At the WBC, you will find a wide array of resources to get your business launched and growing, under one roof and in a very supportive environment. I think I would have been lost trying to get started without them.
  • The training classes were tremendously helpful for me in getting started. I always check the list for new classes and events because WBC has many things going on that are useful for newer business owners.
  • I had tried to start a business plan but until meeting with a counselor at WBC wasn't exactly sure how to accomplish it and that is after attending a business plan class from the other place I went to for help. Highly recommend WBC.
  • Whether you're in business for yourself, are considering business ownership, need funding to help you with the start -- or the growth -- of your business, the Washington Women's Business Center and Business Impact NW are tremendous resources for you.
  • No matter where you are in your business, new or established, the WBC has resources to improve your game.
Before we can provide assistance, the U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to register with VBOC and complete the Request for Counseling form.
This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements.
All client information is held in strict confidence. This request for counseling is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL!

Funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration

Since 2013, WBC has...

...held over 4,300 1-on-1 counseling sessions

Serving >2,000 clients

...conducted over 1,850 training seminars

Providing training to >2,700 clients

...helped start over 175 new businesses

Creating over 250 new jobs

Women owned businesses have increase 28.5% in Seattle over the last 12 years

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