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Washington Small Business Legal Checklist

About this Resource

These materials were created by the lawyers at Communities Rise to help small business owners keep track of key legal issues, risks, and requirements relevant to their businesses.

This resource is more than just a single document. Further below, you will find materials from our training events teaching entrepreneurs how to use the checklist.

Download the Checklist

The checklist has been published as two documents:

The Washington Small Business Legal Checklist is intended to help small businesses in Washington state avoid common legal risks and achieve better legal health.

The Explanation of the Washington Small Business Checklist contains extra information, links, and best practices to help your business understand and resolve the topics listed in the checklist. This document is intended to be used as a reference source.

Both documents are printer-friendly to accommodate entrepreneurs who prefer to work through them on paper rather than on a computer screen. Please read the instructions and disclosures on the first page of the checklist for more guidance on how to use these two documents.

Watch our Training on How to Use the Checklist

You may wish to watch our training event from May 2024 introducing the Checklist:

The slides from the training event are available to download below:

Each time we deliver the above training, we collect audience questions and provide detailed answers. You can download each of these Q&A documents below: