Developing a Plan


The most important step in opening a successful restaurant is developing a clear plan. It pays to consider the many aspects of restaurant operation and business ownership before committing to the project.

Start Smart with a Strong Business Plan

Incomplete planning is a leading cause of new business failure. A thorough business plan will help make your business concept a reality.

  • The Small Business Guide provides helpful information, links to valuable resources, and outlines the steps for starting and operating a business in Washington State. The Small Business Guide is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese.
  • New Business – Read the Start section of the Washington Small Business Guide.
  • Existing Business – Read the Grow Section of the Washington Small Business Guide.

If you need assistance writing a business plan, check out the educational and business assistance resources offered in the region.

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Get Expert Advice  The Washington Small Business Development Center (509) 358-7765 provides one-on-one, no fee, confidential advising to start-ups, expanding companies and businesses in the greater Spokane area.