Start and grow your business

Want to be an entrepreneur? Learn how to get started on your business in 10 steps.

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Plan

your business

You've got a great idea. Now, make a plan to turn it into a great business.

Launch

your business

Turn your business into a reality. Register, file, and start doing business.

Manage

your business

Run your business like a boss. Master day-to-day operations and prepare for success.

Grow

your business

When business is good, it's time to expand. Find new funding, locations, and customers.

How we help small businesses

Free business counseling

You've got a great idea. Now, make a plan to turn it into a great business.

Find counselors

SBA guaranteed business loans

Find an SBA lender near you to help fund your business.

Use Lendermatch

Home & business disaster loans

Apply for a low-interest disaster loan to help recover from declared disasters.

Apply for assistance

Federal government contracting

Qualify to win small business government contracts. Roof Cleaning Seattle

Get certified

Hiring Employees with Disabilities

Hiring disabled individuals can help businesses meet their talent needs while strengthening their competitive edge.