Small Business Support Services

Small businesses are the fabric of our community and OneRedmond works hard to ensure we have a great business environment for small business owners to thrive. Redmond is the fastest growing city in Washington State with thousands of new residents and more on the way. Our small businesses provide the quality of life that our community needs.

 

Are you needing to find a new space?

OneRedmond provides customized no-cost site selection services for companies seeking to locate or expand in Redmond and the Eastside. We are knowledgeable of the regional inventory of office and flex buildings and are well-networked with regional property owners and developers. Contact us for more details.

There are so many things to do when you are looking for new space. Our team developed this checklist and guide below to help you on this journey. Remember, we are just an email or call away if you need assistance.

Common Small Business Questions

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I Am Thinking of Selling My Business

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Free-of-Charge Advisory Services

OneRedmond provides no cost services to help Redmond’s business community to gain resiliency. We have a dedicated small business advisor, Shawn Palmer, who works with our small business owners who need assistance in a variety of topics in addition to a network of experts to connect if needed. You can reach our advisor by emailing him here.

OneRedmond also supports a regional initiative called, OneEastside SPARK: Center for Business Resilience and Innovation. Services include webinars, and one-on-one advising. Learn more and access services by visiting oneeastside.org/spark.

Below are our small business partners:

Redmond Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship Resources

Redmond’s Small Business Development Center Advisor
Shawn Palmer – OneRedmond

Redmond businesses have access to a small business advisor who provides no-cost, one-on-one, confidential advising to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow or buy/sell their businesses. Email him here.

OneEastside SPARK

OneEastside SPARK provides resiliency building programs and tools to address key areas of need amongst small businesses and nonprofits in East King County and works with many community-based organizations to ensure trusted assistance is provided to our diverse community.

City of Redmond Business and Permit Assistance

The Redmond business relations team provides proactive and personalized support and navigation of available resources to meet unique business needs and guide businesses in starting and growing a successful business in Redmond. Click here for more information.

Small Business Resiliency Network:

Small Business Resiliency Network – Washington State Department of Commerce

Partners of the Small Business Resiliency Network (SBRN) provide culturally and linguistically relevant assistance and other business support services at no cost to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits – with an emphasis on those owned by historically marginalized and underserved persons – throughout Washington.

Small Business Resiliency Network (SBRN) partners serving Redmond businesses include:

  • Small Business « Japan-America Society of the State of Washington (jassw.org)
  • Tabor100.org – A non-profit association founded to pursue advocacy in Seattle and Washington State.
  • Small Business – IACSWA
  • MAPS SBRN – MAPS (mapsredmond.org)
  • Small Businesses | Pequeños Negocios — Centro Cultural Mexicano

Community Business Connector

An Initiative of the King County ADO, connectors serve small businesses in five geographic hubs in King County through a targeted outreach program. Connectors will provide access to available business resources to help businesses sustain and grow their enterprises.

Redmond’s current connector is James Kim Meet the Connectors | Community Business Connector

Startup 425 Training and Resources

Startup 425 is a collaborative effort to expand entrepreneurship opportunities across Eastside communities. Programming provides access to tools entrepreneurs across industries need to go from idea to successful operating business. No-cost Foundations programming lowers the barriers to entry for non-traditional and first-time founders.

Evergreen BizLink

Evergreen BizLink (from the Washington State Microenterprise Association) is a supportive platform that connects entrepreneurs to a network of Washington state resource partners to foster innovation, growth and prosperity.

Small Business Administration Learning Platform

SBA’s online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way. Including resource for women businesses owners, returning military entrepreneurs, and C-level leadership growth programs.

King County Library Business Resources

Find free market research tools and tips in this list of library and community resources curated by a KCLS librarian. These resources are for both startup businesses and businesses looking to grow. Market research can help businesses determine if there is a need or demand for their business. Resources also can help businesses learn more about their target audience, identify competition and where to locate their business.

The Redmond Library hosts a weekly small business help desk.

Greater Seattle SCORE

For businesses just starting out or ready to sell or retire, SCORE provides no-cost, confidential, advice from expert advisors committed to helping businesses succeed. 

Startup Washington

Washington State Small Business Training & Education Center (mystartup365.com)

The State of Washington has a wealth of resources and tools to help small business and entrepreneurs thrive.

Business Impact NW

Business Impact NW is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to serving underbanked entrepreneurs. They provide coaching, classes, and access to capital to community small businesses, with an emphasis on working with traditionally underserved populations.

Ventures

Ventures empowers individuals with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership.

Communities Rise
Partners for Thriving Organizations 

The Small Business Legal Clinic is for low-income Washington state business owners who are seeking legal advice. Their legal clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys and designed for advice/questions that can be answered in the 60 minutes the clinic provides. In partnership with Ventures, volunteer lawyers give free legal advice to small business owners at our monthly Small Business Legal Clinics.