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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.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; email@example.com.
Sources: Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Everett Community College; Edmonds Community College.