Business Assistance & Information
- Funding & Assistance Programs
- Pierce County Business Accelerator (PCBA) Program
- Pierce County Community Navigator Program
- Resources for Employees/Employers
Pierce County Business Skills Program - The Pierce County Business Skills program offers 9 FREE on-demand business skills trainings designed to help small businesses start, grow, and stay on track. The courses are available to small business owners and entrepreneurs and can be done on your own time and pace. Classes focus on the basics of how to succeed in business and quickly build skills to immediately put into practice. Click here to learn more and sign up Assistance Programs Assistance Programs.
Employer-Supported Child Care Technical Assistance - For many employers it is becoming more competitive and expensive to recruit, hire and retain employees. One factor is that working families are having a difficult time finding quality childcare that is affordable. What does it take for a business to consider and implement family-friendly options? Washington State Department of Commerce offers free consultations. For more information contact [email protected].
The Pierce County Community Navigator Program is a partnership of Pierce County's Economic Development Department and seven community organizations to reach underserved small business owners in Pierce County, particularly those owned by BIPOC, women, veterans and people in rural communities. The Navigator outreach team meets with businesses in the communities they serve and assists them with access to business resources.
Pierce County Business Skills Program: 9 FREE Non-credit Short Courses for Small Business Owners
MyFreeTaxes Self-Employed Tax Guide
United Way created a guide in partnership with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help more self-employed small business owners easily and accurately file their taxes for free. Designed for both full-time and part-time entrepreneurs, this guide will help you self-prepare your taxes for free. Click here to view the guide.
Washington Retail Association
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- COVID-19 Vaccine information - Including vaccine and booster shot locations, frequently asked questions, and up-to-date data.
- COVID-19 Information for Businesses
Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Department of Commerce
- SmartWA Dashboard to help small businesses reopen safely by providing real-time outlooks about public health, economic, and community conditions by county and industry.
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries