Startups & Small Business

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It takes a village to grow a small business. Between business plans, marketing plans, product development, licensing, and financing, we understand that the process can seem complex. Bellevue is committed to providing the resources that your business needs to start, grow, and thrive on Seattle's Eastside. 

We have partnered with Economic Development teams in Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, and Renton to develop Startup 425, a one-stop resource for all things entrepreneurial on Seattle's Eastside. In addition to web resources and "concierge"-style service, we partner with organizations like Greater Seattle SCORE, the King County Library System, and Choose Washington to run small business workshops across all five Eastside communities. We also partner with the Small Business Development Center to provide one-on-one business support counseling to area small businesses. Best of all? While some of our most in-depth workshops and programs include a small registration fee, most programs are completely free! 

Affordable Commercial Space

Looking into permanent locations for your business? Our team can help you identify possible co-working spaces, small retail spaces, and other properties as part of your site selection process. Contact us for more information.


Startup 425
Learn more about the Startup 425 program.