#ShopLocal this holiday season to build more resilient communities

SPOKANE, Wash.—Vibrant communities typically share two attributes: strong civic engagement and a thriving local economy. Small business success is key to both. That’s why the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is promoting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 and urging people to Shop Local this holiday season. “Shopping local is absolutely critical if we … Read more

Dacar named to SBDC Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals 

SPOKANE, Wash.­­–Stacey Dacar, marketing manager for the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was honored as a Top 40 Under 40 Young Professional at the national conference of SBDC programs in San Diego on Sept. 8.  The Top 40 Under 40 Young Professionals award was instituted this year as a way to recognize young professionals … Read more

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New survey finds growth, succession planning and cybersecurity are top priorities for WA businesses

SPOKANE, Wash.—Attracting new customers, planning for retirement and protecting against cyberattacks emerged as three top-of-mind priorities for small business owners in a new small business needs assessment commissioned by the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Washington State Department of Commerce. The survey, which was conducted by Washington State University’s Social and Economic Sciences … Read more

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Personable and professional, Petrick named Washington SBDC State Star

SPOKANE, Wash.—Jerry Petrick, a small business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been named the organization’s State Star and will be honored at this year’s America’s SBDC conference in September. Washington State University is the statewide host of the Washington SBDC and Petrick is an employee of WSU. “Jerry brings tremendous … Read more