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Small Business Guide

Careful planning and research will improve your chance of success.

Ten key steps for setting up your business from legal structure to necessary licenses and permits.

Important payroll information if your business has employees.

How to operate a business in Washington and comply with taxes and regulations.

Important information on federal, state and local taxes and regulations.

Key resources for expanding your business to get money and loans, add new employees and locations, and increase sales/find new customers or markets for your product or service.

Key steps and resources for closing or transitioning your business.


The information in this section comes from the Small Business Guide produced by the Washington state Small Business Liaison Team, learn more at SBLT website. For questions about the Small Business Guide email or call 800-917-0043.