The Tacoma Business Center, located at Bates Technical College, provides the following services to current and future small business owners:

Northwest Business & Community Development Center

Northwest Business & Communtiy Development Center

NWB&CDC is nonprofit initiative by Harborstone Credit Union and the former South Sound Women's Business Center. With qualified and trained business coaches, NWB&DC is available to help you take your company from start-up to success to significance.   

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Bates Business Management Training Center


Bates Business Management and Training

The Business and Management Training Center (BMTC) at Bates Technical College provides management training and business advisory services throughout the Puget Sound region

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Small Business Development Center


Small Business Development Centers

The Washington SBDC promotes economic vitality within Washington communities by providing expert business advising, demand-driven training, and applied research to existing businesses and entrepreneurs. The SBDC is a cooperative effort of Washington State University, other educational institutions, economic development organizations and the US Small Business Administration.

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U.S. Small Business Administration


Small Business Administration

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.

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SCORE


SCORE

Tacoma SCORE South Sound chapter has over 30 volunteer members that provide individual counseling for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. SCORE has counseling locations in Tacoma, Lakewood, Lacey and Gig Harbor. Each year SCORE counselors donate many hours to help small business people. 

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Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center


WA State Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program helps companies find and successfully achieve contracts for work with the local, state and federal governments.  With the help of the PTAC program, Washington State companies have won millions of dollars in federal, state and local contracts and subcontracts. 

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