SBDC News

WA export team receives 2021 federal public service award

SEATTLE, Wash.—Ellie He and Vern Jenkins, international trade business advisors with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network, have been recognized by the Seattle Federal Executive Board for their work as part of the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT) to support export trade during the pandemic. On May 18, the Seattle Federal Executive Board … Read more

The Washington SBDC Named 2021 Economic Development Advocate of the Year

SPOKANE, Wash.—The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been awarded the 2021 Economic Development Advocate of the Year award from the Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA). The award was one of seven awards announced during the WEDAs winter conference on Tuesday and is given to an individual or organization that has made a significant … Read more

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

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