The Start up Business Toolkit

Starting up a business can be tough, but having the right resources can help you sail through to success. Start with these great tools and videos!

If you need to get a loan for your start up business, this guide will give you the guidelines on what banks look for to let you money.

Where to get FREE Business CoachingClick here to download a guide on “How to contact SCORE”

If you are looking to start a business and need to know where to start, this guide will help you do just that. These local advisers are experts and can help you turn your dream into a reality.


How to start a business from scratch… from a business lenders perspective

How to get a Start up Business Loan

Useful Publications

Startup Wisdom – 27 Strategies for Raising Business Capital

When Disaster StrikesA Crisis Planner for Small Businesses

Useful Files

Business Plan Template

Online Business Plan Guide

Financial Projection Worksheet

Useful Websites for your start up

create a WA Corporation – Instructions and forms to set up a Washington Inc.

create a WA LLC – Instructions and forms to set up a Washington LLC.

get a business EIN number – Get a business EIN/Tax ID number in minutes.

Size up – Compares your financials to others in your industry…for FREE.  – Use this for basic logos done instantly.  – This helps you figure out content ideas. Help get creativity flowing.  – Free Stock Photos for your website or other uses.  –  Newsletters and sign up widgets  – FREE CRM tool in order to keep track of your clients and follow up  – Lowest cost way to register your website domain  – Pay $5 (or a bit more) for tasks ranging from logo design to copy writing  – Open source legal documents (Note from Paul: BE CAREFUL! Consult a Lawyer if needed)  – Unlock your creativity with free online classes & projects  – Take free classes on things to help start your business

SBA Learning Center  – Small Business Training

66 Networking Ideas – 66 New Ideas for Upping Your Networking Game

Download the Full Puget Sound Small Business Road map HERE 

Small Business Start up Roadmap