Free Business Consulting

Starting a new business is an exciting and overwhelming endeavor. Creating the look and feel of your business (branding) can be fun, but developing a business plan, sorting out financing and getting a grasp on taxes and insurance can be daunting for many.

Fortunately, there are several free business resources available in Whatcom County and beyond to help entrepreneurs through the start-up process. The organizations below are available to help coach you through developing business plans, identifying funding sources, securing bank loans, hiring employees, and other important components needed to start a business on a solid foundation.

Once the foundation is in order, it’s time to set up marketing systems and tools – that’s where Bellingham PR & Communications can help. We partner with start-up business owners to develop the brand for their new business. This can include logo development, designing business cards, crafting marketing messages, website content and setting up social media accounts. We also handle public relations and press releases, management of online reputations and setting up marketing plans that are designed to reach target audiences.

Contact BPRC at 360-305-3720 or  – we can help successfully launch your start-up business or help boost an existing one!

Build and grow your business with these free resources:

Small Business Development Center – offers Certified Business Advisor coaching to local small businesses

Northwest Innovation Resource Center – help for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses

SCORE – retired business professionals providing mentorship and advice to small businesses

US Small Business Administration – information and resources for entrepreneurs

Marketing tips for entrepreneurs

Tips for writing a stellar press release

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