Washington Center for Women in Business

Business Counseling, Resources & Programs for new and established women-owned businesses in Washington State.

Grow. Strengthen. Thrive.

Welcome to the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB). We provide training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to thousands of women entrepreneurs in our state.

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Stay tuned for Inspire 2023! Interesting in sponsoring? Reach out to info@wcwb.org

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Our Programs for Women in Business

WCWB Advising

WCWB Advising and one-on-one coaching to establish you business goals, your individual needs, and an action plan to get you where you want to go.  

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Quick Startup: HER-Commerce Edition

Build and launch an online storefront on WMarketplace! A new training and e-commerce platform design program with TheWMarketplace.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training

Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) online course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to create a comprehensive, well-structured business plan.

Upcoming BEST Trainings

Let's Talk Business

Let’s Talk Business is a free webinar series hosted by the Washington Center for Women in Business featuring expert Q&A with industry leaders.

Let's Talk Business

Intro to Business

 Intro to Business Startup training provides the fundamental building blocks of what makes a business successful, the basics of business planning, and the steps to turn your idea into reality.

Upcoming Intro to Biz

CB&I Consulting

Work with vetted, professional consultant to move you closer to your goals.

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WCWB is an inclusive organization.

Our services are open to everyone!

The WCWB is a program of the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I), whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs to succeed in business by providing coaching, training, and technical assistance on a wide variety of topics.

We serve everyone that is interested in starting a business as well as seeking to grow or strengthen their existing small to medium-sized business.

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Save the Date:

Recruitment & Retention Strategies

August 16, 2022

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News & Announcements

Thurston Talk Features WCWB's Quick Startup Program with Upcoming Pop Up Event

With ever-changing technology and shifts in the digital age, many small businesses are looking for ways to break into online sales and service. E-commerce can be a challenging method to tackle alone, which is why the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) developed and launched Quick Start Up: HER Commerce Edition. To celebrate the efforts of the most recent cohort, the WCWB is presenting the first ever Pop Up, where the program graduates can showcase their products and services in person. This free community event will be held at Drip Espresso Bar on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Explore Our Upcoming Events


Recruitment & Retention Strategies

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Working Washington Round 5 & Convention Center Grants Info

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Working Washington 5 Grant Application Walk Through

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Support the WCWB

In collaborating with Washington's Center for Women in Business you are making a measurable impact on the future of Washington state.

Your donation and partnership also enables mentorship opportunities, creates free educational resources and entrepreneurial program development for women across the state.