The first step of starting a business is always the most difficult. It’s not easy (or very fun!) to evaluate your idea, write a business plan, or create a financing strategy. We’re here to make your life easier, with in-depth resources from our partners focused on getting started. When it’s time, reach out to us—we can help point you in the right direction.
- Testing and validating your idea is a critical step.
- See the SBA’s 10 Steps for Starting a Business.
- The Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac program offers an in-depth online training course for budding entrepreneurs. It’s comprehensive, in-depth, and free!
- Visit the SCORE website for help with business plans.
- The Washington SBDC has great resources for starting and growing your business.
- University of Washington’s Foster School of Business has a well-developed list of “getting started” resources for early-stage entrepreneurs.
Please note that this list is not comprehensive, and does not constitute an endorsement by Startup 425. Always conduct your own due diligence before entering into a work agreement.