Entrepreneurship

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDCs have been helping Washington businesses achieve their full potential for more than 30 years.

The following are some of our most popular services:

Expert Business Advice

Certified Business Advisors provide no-cost, confidential advising on a variety of management topics to both new and existing businesses. Our advisors are accredited professionals who typically have extensive advising experience and access to comprehensive resources to address specific business problems.

Typical advising topics include:

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Obtaining Financing
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Handling Human Resource Concerns
  • Buying or Selling a Business

Comprehensive Research

Information regarding business or market opportunities may be obtained without charge through an SBDC Business Advisor. Our research can provide marketing/sales data, specific industry trends, target market demographics, identification of manufacturers, competitive data, and sources of capital.

Reliable Assessments

An early-stage market assessment can help you decide if you should make additional investments in your idea, modify your product to improve marketability, or pursue a different idea.