A curated collection of resources to start and grow your innovative business.
No matter where you are with your business, our “Grow Clark County” podcast series gives you a peek into real conversations with Clark County business owners, entrepreneurs, and executives. Marnie Farness, our Director of Business Relationships, discusses everything from current issues to the guest’s journey to success.
Partners to offer free small business technical assistance for Fourth Plain business owners including marketing, financial literacy, permits, and business plans.
The metro area’s chamber of commerce that specifically caters to the needs of Hispanic and Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs.
The NAACP exists to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
10-minute drive to PDX, voted the nation’s best airport, offering more daily non-stop flights than any other mid-size airport in the U.S.
Situated in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Clark County is exceptionally well-positioned to access major West Coast, Midwest & International markets through multimodal connections to I-5, I-84, deep water ports, rail, & the Portland International Airport (PDX).
Research resources for a well-informed business plan.
A team of humanitarians promoting financial inclusion and social equity across the Pacific Northwest.
MESO is a designated SBA microlender, an IDA fiduciary, a USDA RMAP (Rural Micro-Entrepreneur Assistance Program) lender, and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Craft3 lends to established nonprofits and growing and start-up-business including those that don’t qualify for traditional loans.
The WSU Vancouver Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program (MAP) program contributes to regional economic development by helping small businesses and nonprofits grow and succeed while providing educational opportunities for Carson College of Business students.
Resources available in English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Traditional Chinese.
National nonprofit with a local chapter. Free monitoring services and low cost seminars for entrepreneurs and small business owners of all industries.
Assisting Washington businesses through advising, education, and research.
Our Department of Commerce’s clearinghouse for all the information and resources entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses need to achieve success, including funding sources, training and technical assistance, mentorship, and education.
Specializing in regulation guidance in Washington state, this office offers self guided resources, one-on-one guidance, and a call/text hotline.
The national resource for launching, managing, and growing your business.
Employers Overload specializes in professional, clerical, and light industrial placements. Providing innovative workforce solutions to high quality organizations in the markets they service.
A mainstay in finding talent across the nation offering free job postings.
A full-service staffing agency offering everything from temporary hires through to pre-employment screenings and payroll.
Connecting good people with good businesses.
Specialty talent recruitment and payroll services.
The local office of a staffing, temporary hire, and payroll agency serving major brands across the nation.
Whether it’s finding the right space, addressing talent needs, accessing capital, or connecting with partners and industry mentors, our team can help you identify the resources you need to start and grow your company. All of our services are confidential and provided at no cost.
Director of Business Relationships and Strategy
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