Counselors all have business experience or special expertise that can be of help to people considering starting up a small business or who are in the process of getting started. They work with you one-on-one as long as needed to determine the economic feasibility of your idea or help you put together a business plan including such key parts as:

Legal structure

Organizational structure

Financial projections


Competitive analysis 

The Seattle SCORE Chapter offers *workshops topics in the following areas:

Starting a New Business

Building a Business Plan

Financing Your Business

Starting a Consulting Business

Marketing 101

Seminar on "How to Sell"

Operating a Franchising Business

Keys to Internet Business

*The workshops run for one-half or a full day with lunch included.

Go to or call (206) 553-7320 for more information on dates and costs. Additional help is available from the national SCORE website,, which includes counseling vial email, financial templates, business plan outlines and online webinars.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.

The Olympic Peninsula counselors are part of the Seattle Chapter which has about 70 counselors. If special business counseling is needed, counselors in Seattle can work with you by email, phone or in-person.

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Julie Knott

Regional Project Manager​

​Julie is the Regional Project Manager. She brings to the position decades of experience in business management, strategy, and operations in industries such as construction and software development. She is a certified Project Management Professional and a founding member of the North Peninsula PMI Chapter. Julie is native to the Pacific Northwest and has enjoyed living on the Olympic Peninsula for over 20 years. 


Charity Johnson 

Administrate Assistant

Charity is the Administrative Assistant for the EDC. She brings to the position decades of experience in business management, event planning, an array of financial background and drive to see our community strive. She has a AAS degree in Management, AAS Accounting degree, and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial planning. She also holds a number of insurance and securities licenses.