Business Resources

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. Visit the Department of Revenue website to view a Roadmap to Register and License Your Business and the U.S. Small Business Administration for detailed 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 - Loans and Grants page and the Washington Small Business Development Center - Funding your Business page 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.

GROWTH - Classes and training are available at the US Small Business Administration, the Washington Small Business Development Center as well as the local colleges and universities.

MARKETING - Advertising your business is essential and city hall provides guidelines and forms for signs. The King County 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.



Last updated: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:17am