Strategy and PlanningIt’s obvious that a well thought-out business is going to be more successful than one that is not, but finding the right help can be difficult. The organizations listed on this page are top-notch local resources that will help you to form a great plan for your business. Each one has its own areas of expertise, so make sure to choose the one that will be the best for the type of business that you are getting into.

nwirc1The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) helps innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs bring their products and business ideas to life. NWIRC is committed to creating economic opportunity and jobs in Northwest Washington by supporting entrepreneurial innovation. It’s the role of the NWIRC staff to provide guidance and oversight to insure that each entrepreneur has the opportunity to experience company growth and forward momentum. By utilizing business experts as mentors who provide advice from a broader understanding of the whole business, inventors and entrepreneurs can focus on their passion and specialties, while benefiting from the guidance and experience of seasoned business leaders.

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Small business owners often find it challenging to remove themselves from the day-to-day operations of their business and focus on strategic planning and long-term growth issues. If you’re looking to grow your business the Small Business Development Center will connect you with a Certified Business Advisor who will work with you to take your business to the next level.