Entries by Cindy Doyl

SBDC Business Advisor position in Yakima, WA

Washington State University invites applications for the position of Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Business Advisor. Responsibilities include business development education through individual and small group advising and outreach activities to engage the community. Advisors must have comprehensive knowledge and experience of small business operations. Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in business or related field […]

Are Unnecessary Policies and Rules Impacting Your Small Business Growth? Tell Us Your Story.

You make a difference in how the SBA does business. Now through Oct. 16 at www.sba.gov/ReducingRegs, the SBA is collecting comments from small businesses to help the agency identify unnecessary or ineffective rules and regulations that stifle business growth. “As I travel the country meeting with small business owners, I hear over and over again about the volume […]

Small business owners visit Japan, Korea, see export opportunities

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Nine Washington small business owners selling snack bars, organic flour, eyewear, processed hay, museum exhibits, glacier water, and heaters fueled by waste oil recently returned from a nine-day, business-to-business trade visit to Korea and Japan with sales and high expectations. “We think there is a big opportunity for what we do […]

Nagoya, Japan Delegation Makes Aerospace Visit to Moses Lake

See the following article By Vern Jenkins, Spokane Export Center in the Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium newsletter Through the collaborative organizing and planning efforts of the Port of Moses Lake, Grant County Economic Development Council (EDC), Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Eastern Washington SBDC, the Moses Lake Airport hosted 12 Japanese businesses from […]

New payment reporting system for WSDOT contracts advertised after June 1, 2017

The Washington State Department of Transportation is implementing a new Diversity Management and Compliance System (created by and referred to as B2GNow), for tracking Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE) or Minority/Small/Veteran/Women Business Enterprise (MSVWBE) participation. The system will also be used to track and monitor payments to subcontractors in accordance with Standard […]

WSDOT removes non-minority women-owned DBEs from the race-conscious portion of the DBE Program

Dear DBE Program Stakeholder: On March 28, 2014, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) submitted a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program waiver to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) as a result of a required Disparity Study completed in 2012.  This 2012 DBE Program Disparity Study analyzed contracts from Federal Fiscal Years 2009 through 2011 […]