Washington SBDC assists Commerce in navigating a surge of requests

There are surges and there are tsunamis. When the Washington State Department of Commerce (WA Commerce) opened the online portal for the Working Washington 3 small business grant applications, its website got more than 150,000 hits in less than three days. Over the next 10 days that the portal was open, that translated to nearly … Read more

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Pivot Plan is Critical for Small Business Survival

When people describe entrepreneurs and small business owners as resilient, there has never been a time when that has been truer than the past six months. As businesses deal with a new reality and “business as usual” takes on an entirely new meaning, most businesses need to rethink and retool how they do business in … Read more

Duane Fladland, Director, Washington Small Business Development Center

Students laud value of SBDC internship experience

SPOKANE, Wash. – As an intern with the Washington Small Business Development Center, Collin Tracy says his job was to help people’s dreams come true. Owning a small business is often part of the American Dream, Tracy said, and he was one of more than a dozen undergraduate and graduate students (from WSU Pullman, WSU … Read more

Savannah Kneeland-Salem and Ian Fisher, SBDC interns