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Doing Business in Washington

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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

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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

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

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Business Insights: Global

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

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DemographicsNow

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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

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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

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Find U.S. white pages and yellow pages, as well as demographic details and heat maps for U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Get the most out of Reference USA by visiting their Learning Center. *Please note: you may set up a ReferenceUSA 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

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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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Legal Information Reference Center

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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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