The Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a one-stop business resource shop. Individual business consulting, premium business training, credit building and business financing are available at one convenient location. We also offer networking opportunities and access to business resources.

All people are welcome at the WBC.


  • Business planning, premium training and workshops
  • Individual business development consultation
  • Learn about the issues women, minorities and veterans face in small business
  • Electronic accounting systems training
  • Technology training for websites, social media and brand development
  • Access to small business financing
  • Access to computers, scanners, online services and printing
  • Business networking events

Downtown Business Walking Tour

Highlighted Success Stories

Rather than let his Type I Diabetes get him down, Kris Maynard innovated to create a quick-acting product that made glucose easy-to-administer in the event an emergency so that others don’t have to compromise on an active lifestyle with Type I Diabetes.

SNAP has collaborated with BECU to host regular business competitions to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to get their business plans off the ground. Nayeli Clothing produces environmentally-friendly local festival-wear.

Lonnie and Brenda Benn received a small business loan to create a business designed to inspire and educate skilled welders in Spokane. Anvil Welding saw 200 students graduate in just over four years.

Joni Kindwall-Moore and her son are gluten-intolerant. In her search to find quick, easy, and healthy options for egg and gluten-free diets, she put her biology education to use to create Snacktivist Foods.

Hours of Operation

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Friday – 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday – 10:30am to 4:30pm
Evening & weekend consultations available by appointment


The WBC is located at the SNAP East office in the East Central Community Center
500 S Stone St
Spokane, WA 99202

One-on-one business counseling and additional classes are only available after completion of the Get Started workshop.

A 20% discount is available for Spokane County residents who reside outside the City of Spokane limits. Requirements include proof of residency and income verification at or below 80% AMI

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.