Start A Business
The One-Stop Resource for Entrepreneurs
Are you looking to start a business? Not entirely sure what you have to do in order to get it off the ground? The Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I) can help residents in Thurston County make their dreams of business ownership a reality. We are a one-stop resource – with counseling services for businesses in all stages of development, a comprehensive resource library, workshops, classes, networking events, and more – for entrepreneurs like you.
Please click here if you would like to make an appointment with one of our on-site counselors.
SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit association whose mission is to grow successful businesses through education and mentorship. Their work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). With a nationwide network of 13,000+ volunteers, SCORE is able to deliver services at no or low-cost. Here at the CB&I, we have approximately one dozen volunteer counselors available, with a diverse range of experience and expertise. Most of our counselors are retired executives that can help mentor you as you navigate the path of starting your business.