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Financial Planning

We know that there is a lot to learn when it comes to planning for the financial health of your business. Here are some free resources to assist you.

Financial Planning Assistance
Below are local organizations that provide free or low-cost financial planning advice.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Located at Bates Technical College, the SBDC provides advising on financial projections and cash flow planning. Focus is on established businesses (three years and older).
Contact: John Rodenberg at 253.680.7768 or

Attend a Business Financial Workshop
Consider attending a financial workshop to sharpen your business skills.

Sources of Financing
Information about financing your business can be found on the financing for startups page.
Details about options for established businesses can be found on the financing your business page.

Innovative Financing Guide
The Department of Commerce, in partnership with Washington State University, has published a new book that covers innovative ways to secure capital to grow a small business or startup or bring a new product or service to market. From the traditional to the cutting edge, chances are good you’ll find some great ideas in Startup Wisdom: 27 Strategies for Raising Business Capital.

Check it out now!