Business

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
Full-text industry and trade magazines, journals, and newsletters with in-depth coverage of major industries, companies, products, trends, and more.

Business.wa.gov
Offers small business guidance, training, workshops, and road maps to opening a small business.

Business Insights: Global
Global Company and Industry Intelligence, detailed company and industry profiles, market share reports, and financial reports. Case studies, scholarly journals, and business news for deep research coverage of global economies are also available.

Burlington Chamber of Commerce
Is dedicated to the success of small community business. They provide advocacy, promotion and training.  

The Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County
Carries out business attraction, retention and expansion and collaborative engagement to achieve a prosperous, sustainable and equitable community while maintaining Skagit County’s natural beauty and quality of life.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship
Tools to help plan, fund, start, and manage a business.  

Gale LegalForms
Once you are ready to put your business plan into action, use Gale LegalForms to get all the forms necessary to get your business on track with a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms for filing for copyrights, patents, and trademarks, articles of incorporation, licenses, and more.

Legal Information Reference Center
Full-text publications and legal forms that address a range of legal issues including business law, estate planning, family law, and more. 

Pacific Mountain WorkForce Development Council (PACMTN) 
A nonprofit organization that is the recognized convener of regional workforce development efforts. Their staff are dedicated to the development of a workforce system that supports business, industry, and all levels of employers and job seekers.

Reference Solutions
 
A telephone and business directory useful for marketing, business research, and job searching. 
This database is provided courtesy of the Port of Skagit.

Small Business Reference Center   
Full-text business reference books and magazines. Instructions and "how-to’s" on a variety of small business topics including buying/selling a business, writing a business plan, marketing, and more.

Strong Towns provides grassroots community development movement with the goal of making communities financially strong and resilient. Read thought provoking articles, listen to podcasts, and take advantage of their free introductory training course.

Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of more than 30 expert business advisers working in communities across the state to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow or buy/sell a business.