How to Get Started

Write a business plan. Work out all the details of your business, including products and prices, future goals, and marketing plans. If you need help, consult the sidebar on this page for plenty of helpful organizations.

Get a Washington State Business License. The licensing wizard on the Business.WA.gov site will provide a handy list of all the licenses, permits, and certifications you need based on the type of business and location of your business.

Contact the City of Oak Harbor to obtain a City business license. You can go in person or use their website for all the information you need to know.

Find a location. If you’re looking to join the businesses of historic Pioneer Way, stop in our office! We would be happy to give you advice, make introductions, and take you on a tour of the available spaces.