The Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) supports the mission of all Women’s Business Centers:
to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the business world.
The WCWB is a program of the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I), whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs to succeed in business by providing coaching, training, and technical assistance on a wide variety of topics. The WCWB differs from other programs of the CB&I because our Business Coaches are dedicated to helping the Womanpreneur see her business goals realized.
The WCWB offers entrepreneurial training programs, workshops, one-on-one counseling, coaching and special events to women in all stages of business development. Using in-person, phone, and web-based delivery methods, the WCWB provides services throughout most of the State of Washington. We are able to serve you in English or Spanish.
Our coaches and trainers are experienced, innovative, supportive, and resourceful small business experts who work to help entrepreneurs become successful. We provide business coaching, training, partnership and accountability in a supportive context.
Here are some of the things we can help you with:
- Start-Up Planning
- Business Growth & Strengthening
- Business and Marketing Plans
- Legal Requirements – Entity Structuring, Licensing, Registrations, Taxes…
- Operations – Finances, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Employees…
- Marketing & Sales
- Growth Strategies
Who We Serve:
We support women who want to explore starting a business as well as women seeking to grow or strengthen their existing small to medium-sized business by offering low-cost* services across the State of Washington. We provide comprehensive training and counseling on a variety of business topics. Any small business (woman, male, veteran, minority, disabled) is welcome to utilize our services.
Not sure if we can help you? Just call! If we don’t know the answer, we are connected to a wide network of other business professionals and experts and will get you to the right answer.
The WCWB is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) as well as through the CB&I. The WCWB is one of more than 100 SBA-affiliated Women’s Business Centers (WBC) in the country. WBCs are designed to educate, counsel and support women in the areas of business planning, finance, management, procurement, and marketing.
We are proud to be a member of the Association of Women’s Business Centers!