With SBDC Advising, sawyer sees business grow

Joshua Wilke had been a successful one-man tree removal service…

Grow Your Business

SBDC advisors have been helping Washington businesses achieve their full potential since 1980. Request an advising appointment to learn more about how SBDC advisors can help you take your business to the next level or assist you with a business issue.

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

Typical areas of advising for our clients include:

  • Get the Capital You Need

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

    WSBDC Getting A Business Loan presentation

  • Get 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
  • HR Issues

    Need help determining costs associated with adding employees,  advice on finding and keeping qualified employees, covering your bases regarding payroll tax and recordkeeping requirements? Request an appointment with an WSBDC advisor.

  • Buying or Selling the Business

    Let us help you address things to consider before purchasing or selling a business, 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.

Turn to our statewide network of 28 expert advisors to help you with you short- and long-term operational and strategic needs and goals. To meet long-term goals, be among the SBDC client companies that see 13% higher growth in sales than the average Washington business.

To better serve you the SBDC also offers interactive counseling sessions via the internet to fit your busy schedule.

ROI Metrics

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

“I love talking to [our advisor]”  “He’ll walk in with a fresh set of eyes, but a fresh set of eyes with a lot of experience. He helps guide us where we need to be.”

Luke Hossner DropForge Leather Care, Clarkston January 27, 2017