Small Business Programs

The following programs are available to business owners and those thinking about starting a business. They provide support and services to help your business succeed.

Small Business Administration

SBA Home

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides information on SBA-backed loans, government contracting opportunities, disaster assistance, and training programs to help small businesses succeed.

Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff business professionals who help businesses thrive. Their centers throughout the United States can provide you with no-cost confidential business counseling to help your business succeed.

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)


MBDA is committed to fueling America’s economy by helping minority-owned businesses grow. They provide information on partnerships, policy, contracting, financials, and research. Along with their experienced staff who provide personalized support, MBDA also provides information through monthly fact sheets, webinar recaps, and a newsletter.

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)


NCAIED is a nonprofit organization founded and directed by American Indians. It is the first national organization solely dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership. Home is your source to find and apply for federal grants. It is a simplified, secure, and reliable source for the grant application process.

Native American Financial Services Association Financial Literacy Program

NAFSA Financial Literacy Program Home

The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) advocates for tribal sovereignty, promotes responsible financial services, and provides better economic opportunities in Indian Country.

The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA)


NAFSA is a 501(C)(6) registered trade association that represents the interests of tribal governments, tribal lending entities, service providers who participate in tribal online small dollar installment lending (TOLSDIL), and other financial services. NAFSA advocates for tribal sovereignty and the protection of consumer rights. They provide vital services to their members to further economic development opportunities in Indian Country.



SCORE provides free mentoring to small business owners and entrepreneurs and classes, seminars, and special events to benefit small businesses throughout Washington state. Their mentors have extensive business experience.

Dun & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradsteet

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides businesses with a D-U-N-S Numbers. This number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business’ physical locations. D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses that must register with the U.S. federal government for contracts or grants.