Snohomish County resources for entrepreneurs and businesses

These organizations offer help for established or prospective businesses.

You can’t know everything. These organizations can help established or prospective businesses.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County: The nonprofit serves as a combined economic development organization and countywide chamber of commerce. For starters, take a look at the Small Business Resource Guide. 808 134th St. SW, Suite 101, Everett; 425-743-4567.

Washington Small Business Development Center: At Economic Alliance Snohomish County, listed above. Provides confidential, objective business advice at no cost to small business owners. The SBDC is a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington State University and Edmonds Community College. Contact Janet Toth at 425-640-1435.

Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center: Helps small businesses find government contracts. Offers no-cost one-on-one counseling, workshops and other support to Washington-based businesses. Contact Lisa Lagerstrom; 425-248-4223.

The Facility Makerspace, Edmonds Community College: Provides a collaborative space with access to training and tools such as laser cutters and 3-D printers. At Monroe Hall, 6606 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; 206-612-2618.

Everett Community College Small Business Accelerator: Provides established businesses with knowledge, tools and guidance to increase profits. 425-267-0150.

SCORE: Provides free one-on-one mentoring by working and retired executives, and free training and education programs. For Snohomish Island and San Juan Counties; 206-553-7320, snohomish@scorevolunteer.org.

GroWashington: Small business development center and retail incubator, serving Snohomish County entrepreneurs. Provides product testing at two stores. at 3013 Colby Ave. Everett, 425-293-8880; and 1204 S. First St., Snohomish; 360-217-7235.

Northwest Innovation Resource Center: Free advisory services for entrepreneurs and inventors. TheLab@Everett is coming in November at 1001 N. Broadway, Everett. This organization serves all of Northwest Washington. 360-255-7870; info@nwirc.com.

Small Business Administration: Federal loan programs and assistance for small businesses. Business Planning Guide: bit.ly/2gMg7ng.

Sources: Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Everett Community College; Edmonds Community College.

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