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 WCWB Women's Business Center. We provide training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to thousands of women entrepreneurs throughout Washington State.

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2022 Holiday Makers Market!

Come shop local, handmade gifts from small businesses from across the state at the Lacey MakerSpace!

Date: December 16, 2022
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: Saint Martin's University Campus | Zaverl Hall, Bldg 5, Baran Drive Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503

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:

MAKE: Stained Glass Snowflake

December 3, 2022

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News & Announcements

Online e-Commerce Training Program! Quick Startup HER Commerce City of Olympia Fall Session

Have you ever wanted to have your own online shop but aren't sure where to start? We have the perfect program for you! The Quick Startup HER Commerce City of Olympia Fall Session begins October 31, 2022. With a $1500 scholarship and a team of professionals to support you every step of the way you will complete the course with a Facebook Online Shop and e-Commerce Seller Site on TheWMarketplace.

Explore Our Upcoming Events


Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation EXPO 2022

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MAKE: Stained Glass Snowflake

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MAKE: Custom Laser Engrave your own creation!

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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.