Whether starting a new business, or looking to expand an existing one, there are many resources to help you grow your business.
START - The State of Washington Governor’s Office of Regulatory Assistance provides a Small Business Guide that explains all aspects of business operation. The Department of Revenue provides a Roadmap to Register and License Your Business and the U.S. Small Business Administration website provide information.
SPACE - NW Properties shows available properties that may be the next place to set down roots of your business, or you can call a local realtor for assistance. If you prefer a home-based business, the city can help you with all the appropriate forms and licenses. The Kenmore Business Incubator offers low cost rental office space and training classes for start-up businesses looking to expand to the next level.
FUNDS - Financing the start or next phase of your business is a challenge, but the local banks and credit unions as well as CRAFT3 or Washington CASH can help you with financing to feed your business growth. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Washington Small Business Development Center also provide guidance to other sources of funding.
PARTNERS - The Kenmore Business Alliance can provide a network with other businesses in the city to share ideas, offer support and mentorship.
MARKETING - Advertising your business is essential and city hall provides guidelines and forms for signs. The King Count Library System contains a wealth of information to market your business, read trade publications and allows access to major databases to research trends and map your business at NO COST.
GREEN – The city of Kenmore is dedicated to becoming a sustainable city and green business practices are a large component of that plan. The Eastside Green Business Alliance, Northshore Utility District and Puget Sound Energy all provide sustainable business practice information to help you transform your business into a green one. The Natural Resources Defense Council website provides green business guides and helpful tips.