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

Thank you for supporting Inspire 2022!

If you attended INSPIRE, you can continue to access content in our online platform. Thank you for supporting WCWB and stay tuned for Inspire 2023!

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:

Business Growth and Development Webinar

June 28, 2022

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News & Announcements

Get Inspired at the 6th Annual Washington Center for Women in Business INSPIRE Virtual Women’s Business Conference

INSPIRE attracts many wonderful and devoted businesses as sponsors, including returning gold sponsor Washington State Employee’s Credit Union (WSECU). WSECU Community Engagement Program Manager Linsey Lee has seen the amazing impact and benefits of this event and is thrilled to see it returning for another year. “The INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference brings woman together to build connections, gain insights and ideas, and, as aptly titled, inspire one another. It is our pleasure to support this conference and help women reach their goals and celebrate their success. Because when women succeed, everyone succeeds.” WSECU is truly proud to support this conference and through this the continued efforts of the WCWB and the Thurston Economic Development Council.

Explore Our Upcoming Events


Business Growth and Development Webinar

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Financial Wellness 101 - Part C - Consumer Cautions (Hybrid Event)

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Quickbooks Online Basics You Need to Know

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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.