Friday, October 19, 2012

Important Business License Changes for New Businesses in Spokane

Important update for new businesses in the Spokane area that should help streamline the licensing process.  Starting on November 13, 2012, new business can now apply for a City of Spokane Business License at the same time they apply for their Washington State UBI number and business registration.

Checklist for getting started
On the downside, there is an additional $9.00 processing fee.  This process is currently in place for cities of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake and others in the region.

For certain types of business owners that do business in multiple locations such as cleaning companies, sales, and service companies, I recommend that you check with each city you will be conducting business in to verify if a business license is required.  Individual cities can impose a licensing requirement and just having a license where you have a physical location may not be adequate.

Read the full announcement here.

Not sure where to start?  

The Spokane Small Business Development Center works with new business owners and people ready to start a business to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company.
· One-on-one confidential, no fee business advising.
· Management training and market research. 
· Access to the entire SBDC network of experienced, Certified Business Advisors.

Conveniently located in 24 locations throughout the state, the SBDC offers a host of services designed to help you grow your business, achieve higher profits and improve operations.  Contact the Spokane Center at (509) 358-7893 or via the website at