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Business and Nonprofit


  • Business Hub
    • One-stop source for starting and operating a business in Washington State
  • Corporations (Washington Secretary of State)
    • Covers starting, managing, and closing a business (corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships, and nonprofits), including registration forms. Includes a "Corporation Search" for identifying companies registered to do business in the stat
  • Regulatory Innovation and Assistance
    • provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington state. 
  • Spokane Business Licensing Service
    • Spokane requires all businesses to be licensed with the city if they are located within city limits or conducting business within city limits.
  • United States Small Business Associations
    • Website of the Washington State office of the federal agency. Offers online training and information on creating a business plan and analyzing your business. Account registration is required for many services.
  • Washington State Business Licensing Service
    • Information on planning a business, opening a business, or making changes to an existing business


Business Law covers topics such as the statute of frauds, contracts, leases, sales, credit, bulk sales and secured transactions.

Non-profit is used as a broad-based term that encompasses all organizations that are known variously as charities, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private voluntary organizations (PVOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), etc. Not for Profit Organizations are regulated by local, state and federal laws.

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