Washington Center for Women in Business

Funded in part by the Small Business Administration, we provide 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.

2023 Quick Startup: 

Build and launch an online storefront on TheWMarketplace! A new training and
e-commerce platform design program with TheWMarketplace and Varial Web Design. The WCWB now has scholarships to serve women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in the City of Olympia and Tumwater.

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.

Land Acknowledgement: We acknowledge the land we are on today as the traditional territory of the Nisqually, Squaxin and Cowlitz Tribal nations, under the Treaty of Medicine Creek, signed in 1854. We also acknowledge the Tribal governments and their roles today in taking care of these lands.

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Marketing: Identidad de Marca

June 6, 2023

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News & Announcements

2023 Quick Startup HER Commerce

As the new year begins so do new aspirations and goals. If you are considering starting or elevating your business we are here with the support and resources you need! The Quick Startup HER Commerce program is designed for women-owned businesses that have a product or service that can be sold online. Our trainers from Varial Web Development will begin by walking you through setting up your social media and a Facebook Shop. You will then work with the team from TheWMarketplace to set up your own seller site on their e-commerce platform and join hundreds of other women-owned businesses around the world.

Explore Our Upcoming Events


Marketing: Identidad de Marca

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Intro to Business Live Webinar

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Before You Sign: What to Know About Commercial Leases

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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.