Accounting and Business Consulting

The Accounting and Business Consulting (ABC) program provides up to 10 hours of FREE one-on-one counseling to Seattle-based businesses seeking to re-establish operations after COVID-related disruption, and businesses wanting to scale and grow. Consulting services provided under the ABC Program will help small businesses implement sustainable financial solutions and assist with operational strategies that include but are not limited to:

  • Bookkeeping and accounting guidance
  • Business plan development
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Cash flow management
  • Loan readiness

For questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact Robyn Duckett (she/her/hers), Community Development Specialist, at or (206) 586-7779.

Click here for a full list of our Accounting and Business Consultants.

Getting Started

Growing Contigo is a bilingual (Spanish and English) business development consulting firm whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners by connecting them to culturally relevant tools, resources, and support.

They specialize in working with BIPOC communities, primarily Spanish-speaking and immigrant-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, as their team shares the same lived experiences that many of these businesses face in navigating language, geographic, and cultural barriers.

  • Startup & business licensing support
  • ITIN-holder and independent contractor support
  • Business development planning & advising
  • Software & I.T. projects
  • Marketing, website development, social media, and eCommerce solutions
  • Developing business plans, creating financial projections, assisting with developing financial planning goals, and other related services

You can reach out to Growing Contigo by calling (206) 774-8596 or by scheduling an appointment online in English or Español.

For over two decades, Greg Bye has supported small food and beverage businesses throughout the West Coast with hands-on support and providing strategic operational solutions. Donald Greory Bye Hospitality Consulting works with F&Bs to establish best practices and procedures, create long-term measurable goals, and evaluate current operations to determine opportunities for improvement in customer service, business practices, and productivity.

  • Support with Food Carts, Food Trucks, Pop-Ups, Catering, and selling in Farmer’s Market
  • Assistance with Licensing & Permits
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Operational Assessment for Increased Profitability & Maximize Business Flow
  • Adherence to Safety & Sanitation Regulations

To schedule a consultation, please contact via email at or complete this online form.

Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Taxes

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Through years of owning and operating small businesses, Ellen Brown started Accounting for Taste to develop the tools and strategies for helping new or established business open, operate and thrive.  

  • Consulting around General Business or Accounting Practices
  • Assistance or guidance on Financial Accounting Systems
  • Assistance or guidance on cleaning up or migrating Financial Accounting Systems

Marketing and Branding

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Kirsti Rochon Design (KRD) is a skilled graphic designer and marketing professional with 20+ years of experience working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and internationally recognized entities in all aspects of print, branding, and web. Under the ABC Program, KRD will work with eligible participants to create a clean, eye-catching, and unique logo or a brand guide – an invaluable toolbox of recommended guidelines and suggested styles for using your logo consistently.

  • Logo design (up to 3 rounds of design)

  • Brand guide

You can book a consultation with Kirsti Rochon Design by scheduling online here.

Seattle-based entrepreneurs, small businesses, creative workers, gig workers, and non-profit organizations must have a valid City of Seattle Business License, be physically located in the City of Seattle, and meet each consultant’s eligibility requirements:


Eligibility Requirements

Growing Contigo

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $500k

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 10

Accounting for Taste

Medzam Consulting

Salinas Tax & Accounting

Vision 7 Advertising


Kirsti Rochon Design

Launch Industries

MBI Consulting

Donald Gregory Bye Hospitality Consulting

Gross Annual Revenue: Up to $5M

Number of Full-time Employees: Up to 50

The City of Seattle encourages everyone to participate in its programs and activities. For additional questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats, or accessibility information, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (206) 684-8090 or

Economic Development

Markham McIntyre, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8090
Phone Alt: (206) 684-0379
Fax: (206) 684-0379

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