Formulate a strong business plan

The most important step in opening a successful restaurant is developing a clear plan. It pays to consider the many aspects of restaurant operation and business ownership before committing to the project.

Build a Strong Plan

Washington State Small Business Guide

Incomplete planning is a leading cause of new business failure. A thorough business plan will help make your business concept a reality.

  • The Small Business Guide provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington State. The Small Business Guide is available in English (PDF 9.6 MB), Spanish (PDF 11.7 MB), Korean (PDF 918 KB), Vietnamese (PDF 1.0 MB), and Chinese (PDF 1.1 MB).
  • New Business - Read the Start (PDF 116 KB) section of the Washington Small Business Guide
  • Existing Business - Read the Grow (PDF 96 KB) section of the Washington Small Business Guide
Get Expert Advice

The Washington Small Business Development Center (509.358.7765) provides one-on-one, no fee, confidential business advising to start-ups, expanding companies and small businesses in the Greater Spokane area.

The information in this guide is accurate as of July 2015. Always consult with the appropriate department or agency for current requirements.

Have Questions?

Contact the Development Services Center at 509.625.6300 or visit us on the 3rd Floor City Hall, 808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.