The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is a network of business advisors, trainers, and support staff who operate from Washington State University, Western Washington University, several of the state’s community and technical colleges, and selected economic development agencies. Our core services revolve around assisting our clients with making better informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses. We provide in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence.
Vision: Together, the passionate, committed people of the WSBDC will set the standard for responsive, relevant and vital guidance to help entrepreneurs translate their visions into long-term success. As a dynamic partner in the small business community, we will energize Washington’s economic engine for sustainable growth.
Mission: We are a network of professional advisors providing insight and solutions for the development and growth toward the long-term success of businesses.
Our core values include: “Do the Right Thing” – “Learn and Grow” – “Play well with others”
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The SBDC has an Advisory Committee to represent and articulate the needs, concerns and wishes of the stakeholders and to provide small to medium businesses perspective for the organization. The board is typically made up of at least 50% business owners with additional members from business organizations, funding partners and legislators.