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Small Business Assistance

It doesn’t matter if you’re launching your venture or have been in business for a decade. Every entrepreneur knows that there is always more to learn if you want be successful. When forks in the road come along, we’ve got you covered.


The City of Tacoma’s Small Business Team is here to help. We mean business. And that means giving you easy access to useful information and resources to help you launch and grow.

Choose one of the following topics for help:

Tacoma Small Business Team 
Tacoma Business Services 
Classes and Training
Business Coaching 
Financial Planning
Market Research
Green Programs
Networking 
Local Organizations

To create jobs and a stronger business community, Small Business Loans intended as gap financing for purposes such as acquisition, site improvements, working capital and equipment or machinery are offered by CEDD's Housing Division.  Also, a Facade Improvement Loan Program, Fire Safety Loan Program, and Historic Rehabilitation and Repair Loan Program are available.  Additionally offered is partnering with lenders that work with start-ups.