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Doing Business in Washington

Find information and requirements for planning, starting, running, and closing a business in Washington State.

Do you need a license, business name, information about reporting revenue, paying taxes? It's all here!

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Small Business Reference Center

  

Access articles with up-to-date information on starting a company, operations management and sales, or growing or rescuing a business.

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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry

  

Read trade and industry-focused information in journal articles, market reports, industry reports, and news.

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Business Insights: Global

  

Review company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and company & industry news from periodicals.

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DemographicsNow

  

Access a variety of ready-to-use and customizable demographic data reports for entrepreneurs, students, or anyone who needs to identify cultural patterns or sociological trends in Demographics Now.

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First Research Industry Profiles via ProQuest

  

Review industry intelligence tools that can be consumed very quickly to better understand a prospect’s or client’s business issues. Published by Hoover's Inc.

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ReferenceUSA

  

Find contact information, demographic details, and heat maps for U.S. businesses, residents & health care providers and Canadian businesses. Reference USA is much more than just a directory.

Learn how to make full use of all the data by registering for a ReferenceUSA webinar via WebEx. *Please note: you may set up a personal account to save your searches, and be confronted with a web page warning you that it is unsafe. Don't worry; it is safe to proceed in this instance.

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Gale Business Collection

  

Research companies, the products and technologies they produce, and the markets in which they compete.

Results include summaries and full text from business and trade journals, industry newsletters, newspapers, market research studies, news releases, and investment and brokerage firm reports.

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GREENR

  

Read about emerging green technologies and issues on the environment and sustainability.

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JSTOR

  

Dig deeper into full-text, academic journal articles and primary sources in a variety of disciplines.

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ProQuest

  

Access thousands of full-text magazines and newspapers covering a broad array of subjects and locations.

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American Factfinder

Find community facts, housing, economic, and population census data, along with lots of tips for using the search tools.

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bookboon.com

Download free, non-fiction eBooks on a wide range of topics, including business, accounting, language learning, and more.

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Clark County Assessor's Office

Find information on population, housing, employment, income, and other statistical data in Southwest Washington.

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Craft3

Look for loans for small businesses in Washington and Oregon having trouble obtaining financing.

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L&I Center for Small Business

Find information, quick links, tutorials and more to help the small business owner meet state and federal requirements, courtesy of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Also available in Spanish.

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Legal Information Reference Center

  

Use tools and instructions to independently address a wide-range of legal issues including business law, financial planning, family law, property & real estate, and rights & disputes.

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