Veteran Business Resources


  • Learn about Doing Business in WA State or Starting a Business in WA State

  • Register in WEBS and Get Certified as a Washington State Veteran or Servicemember Owned Business

  • Veterans Linked Deposit Program, get up to 2% Interest Rate Reduction on Business Loans

  • Washington State Department of Enterprise Services provides information on doing business with the State for goods & services vendors, contractors, architectural and engineering consultants, and property owners.

  • Washington State Business Licensing Service 

  • Washington State Business Resource Guides

  • Washington State Department of Labor and Industries helps employers meet safety and health standards for workers, oversees benefits to workers who are injured or become ill on the job, and enforces labor laws, as well as laws that protect workers’ wages.

  • Washington State Small Business Development Center The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is a network of business advisors who assist clients with making better informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses. They provide in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence.

  • Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises provides business development assistance, supports the Governor’s Supplier Diversity Initiative, and is the sole certifying authority for State and Federal Minority, Women-Owned and Disadvantaged businesses.

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center delivers free business counseling and training to entrepreneurs who are members of the U.S. military community including veterans, service-disabled veterans, Reservists and Guard members, family members, and active-duty service members.

  • The Washington Secretary of State web site provides descriptions of business/organization structures, information about registering a corporation or limited liability company (LLC), and answers to other frequently asked questions.

  • The Washington State Department of Revenue is where to learn about doing business in Washington, and how to file and pay state tax obligations and is where to file a Master Business Application to get a state business license or Unified Business Indicator (UBI) number, get a new city or specialty license (such as a liquor license), change ownership of a business, open or change business locations, register or change a trade name, hire employees (including minors and workers in the home), and answers to other Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Emergency Management Business Portal. This portal is designed to be a one-stop destination that businesses of all sizes can access to find the most requested resources. Our goal is assist your business in achieving disaster resilience. We must begin with the premise that in Washington State, hazards such as earthquakes, winter storms, or even aging infrastructure can affect our communities and impact our economy.

  • Washington PTAC | Procurement Technical Assistance Center We work with business owners who are in business for minimum of 2 years (preferably 3) to explore the world of government contracting.

  • Washington Access Fund    

  • UW Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship / VIBE

  • Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans!  Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) more