Location: Highline College – The Highline Outreach Center
Address: 23835 Pacific Highway South, Suite 102
City: Des Moines
Zip Code: 98198
Telephone: (206) 592-4150
Fax: (206) 870-5929
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Rich is a Certified Business Advisor and Certified Global Business Professional. He has been an advisor for the SBDC since 2008 and the Director of Highline College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) since 2012. In 2013 Rich was recognized as the State STAR Performer, an annual SBDC award that recognizes the top performer from each state who makes significant contributions to their Network, demonstrates exceptional performance, and embodies a strong commitment to small businesses.
Rich holds a BA in Business from Western Washington University and has a diverse background in business with over 20 years of business ownership. Rich owned and operated businesses in the area of high tech. He was a partner in a computer service, sales and training business. Rich was co-founder of a consulting business focused on business process improvement & change management. He was also an owner in a company writing trading software in partnership with a private stock trading firm, owner of a property development company and a partner in a specialty coffee retail & franchising company.
Rich enjoys working with businesses where he can contribute as part of their team and with business owners who are willing to learn.
Areas of specialty include:
- Business sale/acquisition
- Business valuation assessment
- Financial forecasting
- Loan package development
- Business startup
- Assisting businesses with developing a growth plan
- International trade & export