Allan Peterson is the Certified Business Advisor and Certified Global Business Professional at the office of the Grant County Economic Development Council. He serves businesses in Eastern Washington as an International Trade Advisor. Allan provides confidential no-charge counseling to startups and existing businesses that want to export.
Allan is the founder of the Artisan Craft Distilling Institute. This signature training week-long workshop taught the art, science and business of craft distilling. The workshop trained those who want to own and operate a legal distillery. This business operated both domestically and internationally.
He initiated and led outbound trade missions to South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, and China. This benefited mostly rural value-add agriculture companies.
As a Washington SBDC International Trade Business Advisor, he participates as a working member of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT), a collaborative team of local, state, regional, and federal export assistance agencies that provide Washington state companies with tools and resources to help them export.
Allan received his BSBA degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. He has 26 years of management experience in chain drugstore operations where he developed strategic business marketing and planning skills in urban and rural markets.
Areas of specialization include:
- Export assistance
- Personnel policies and procedures
- Business planning
- Bringing new innovations to market