Expanding Your Business


20130312010233[1]Congratulations for taking the risk to start your business, and for bringing it to the point where you’re ready to expand! Resources are available to assist you with your business expansion. Whether your expansion will require a larger space, a better designed or more favorably located space, additional staff, technical assistance to help you figure out the “how” of the expansion, business financing options to help you find the capital you’ll need for the expansion, or some combination of some or many of these, help is available.  There is also information available to help you determine if there will be any regulatory issues involved with your expansion, what they are, and how to work through them.

The following information is provided by topic. It is likely that you will want to explore several of these topics.

Once you have decided that you are ready to expand your business, it is a good time to really consider everything about your business. While expanding in your current location may seem to be the most expedient option, you may want to consider if it is your best option.  There is business counseling available that can help you through the decision process.  There are financing options that can make the purchase or construction of an ideal facility at an optimal location surprisingly affordable.  There are available sites for lease.  If you prefer to own your own location, there are existing buildings for sale, as well as land for sale in Lacey on which to build your ideal building.  We will be glad to assist you in determining which sites have the zoning appropriate for your business.

If you will be adding employees, there is assistance available to provide you with candidates who have been pre-screened for the skills you’re seeking. There is even financial assistance to cover some of the training costs.  Here is a link to that program.

If you feel you want to expand, but you’re uncertain about how best to go about it, or you’re reluctant to expand due to lack of staff capacity or experience, or your own lack of experience in some aspect of business management, business counseling is available that can help you.

If you feel that you want to expand, but are concerned that you don’t have enough cash, there are a number of Business Financing Options that may be able to help.

Occasionally entrepreneurs miss out on opportunities to expand their businesses because they’re so used to going it alone that they are reluctant to seek assistance; they don’t know that assistance is available; or they’re not sure where to go for assistance. The assistance is available, so please let us know what you need, and we will do all we can to help.


If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, please contact us.  We will be very happy to locate the data—the information—that you’re seeking!