Starting a new business and growing a business can be an overwhelming process. Fortunately, there are many business resources available to help, from the Small Business Administration, your local commercial lender, WSU Business Development Center and of course, commercial real estate brokers. EDC Team Jefferson provides a quick list of steps to get you started in Jefferson County, WA. http://www.edcteamjefferson.com/edc/business-development/step-by-step/
I would highlight two additional steps important for success:
- Recognize early in your planning process that the ownership or lease./rent costs and ongoing operating costs of a physical business site can be one of the largest expenses in your budget.
- Understanding the market availability and rates for commercial property which aligns with your business plan and obtaining assistance from commercial real estate brokers can help improve the property acquisition or lease process, timeline and reduce costs.