ROI Metrics

Small businesses that work with the WSBDC generate 20% more revenue throughout their first 3 years of business.

“[The SBDC Advisor] was not just helpful, he was CRUCIAL.”  “We would not have been able to do nearly so well so soon without him.”

March 11, 2020

Business Assistance

Washington SBDC advisors have been helping Washington businesses achieve their full potential since 1980. Contact an advisor to learn more about how we can help you increase the value of your business or assist you with a business issue.

Our Certified Business Advisors and International Trade Advisors assist owners and managers with in-depth confidential and no-cost assistance designed to address every aspect of your business management and operation.

SBDC business advising includes the following:

  • Obtain the Capital You Need

    Our advisors can help you find capital to fit your business situation and provide tools to help you prepare your financials, business plan and presentation for a lender or investor.

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  • Market Intelligence

    Starting or expanding a business takes more than just a good idea. It takes good information. Advisors work with the WSBDC Research Team to find current market information on a variety of topics that will help you make educated decisions that could mean the difference between success and failure.

    Areas of research include:

    • Business formation
    • Marketing/sales data
    • Specific industry trends
    • Target market demographics
    • Identification of product line manufacturers
    • Competitors in specific geographic areas
    • General management information
    • Sources of capital
  • Human Resource (HR) Issues

    SBDC can assist with:

    • Determining costs associated with adding employees
    • Finding and keeping qualified employees
    • Covering your bases regarding payroll tax and record keeping requirements
  • Buying or Selling a Business

    Let us help you asses viability and prepare for success before purchasing or selling a business. We can help you review the business’s financials, provide business valuation methods, and prepare your business for profitable succession.

  • Marketing Plans

    A workable marketing plan is essential for the success of your product or service.  SBDC advisors will help you establish a practical plan that you can implement to drive customers to your business.

Our statewide network of 34 expert advisors can help you achieve your goals for business expansion, stabilization, resilience and more. SBDC client companies see 13% higher sales than the average Washington business. We are here to help you start and manage a thriving business,  increase sales and revenue, create jobs, access capital and prosper.

The Washington SBDC also offers interactive remote advising sessions to fit your busy schedule.

Single Handed Consulting named 2022 Washington SBDC Star Client of the Year

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SBDC advisor assists search for financing to fit manufacturer’s growth, aspirations

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Ethos West Construction, Inc., eases construction burden, builds lasting relationships

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – After working for mid-sized building contractors…

Woman-led architecture firm expands with business plan help from SBDC

TACOMA, Wash.—The Great Recession may have knocked the construction…

SBDC client BumbleBar celebrates 25th anniversary with new milestones

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.—When much of the world seems to have…

Perfumer pivots to distill expansion out of disruption

SEATTLE – Fragrance is a journey for perfumer Molly Ray - a…

Bright start for corporate cleaners with focus on quality, people

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Many young mothers want more time…

SBDC helps solopreneur create a thriving small business and become community leader

PULLMAN, Wash.—When Adam Jones, founder and president of Pullman…

Resilient construction business is prospering through challenges

RICHLAND, Wash.–Joselyne Hernandez and her father, Jorge Hernandez,…

Family grounded for flexibility, growth with SBDC assistance

WASHOUGAL, Wash. – Family-owned Green Flush Restrooms builds…

Small Business Takes Flight with help from SBDC advising

RENTON, Wash.—The irony is not lost on Gordon Alvord or his…

Olympia pest service wins SBA veteran-owned business award

OLYMPIA, Wash.—PCI Pest Control in Olympia has been named the…

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Contact Washington SBDC

(833) 492-7232