Washington SBDC Statewide Impact

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“[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

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Statewide Client Profiles

PPP was ‘saving grace’ for Pure Bliss Desserts in Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—When cases of COVID-19 started emerging in…

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…

Family-owned food distributor wins SBA Northwest Region Exporter of the Year

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Pacific Valley Foods of Bellevue has been named…

Ellensburg cidery receives 2020 SBA Rural Business of the Year award

ELLENSBURG, Wash.—Wheel Line Cider, an Ellensburg-based cidery,…

New pest control business kills it in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES, Wash.—Carpenter ants in the garage? Moss on the…

Entrepreneur creates compassionate care for elderly in Federal Way

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.-Running an adult family home in South King…

Ephrata chiropractor seizes the moment with SBDC assistance

EPHRATA, Wash.–When a healthcare provider in a small town retires,…

With SBDC Advising, sawyer sees business grow

RENTON, Wash.-Joshua Wilke had been a successful one-man tree…

SBDC advising helps drive growth for mobile truck repair

GRANDVIEW, Wash.-David Ruelas was working in agricultural fields…

Baker creates recipe for stability with SBDC advising

SEATTLE, Wash.—Chris Porter, owner of A La Mode Pies, used…

Vancouver Entrepreneur Builds Advanced Manufacturing Business

VANCOUVER, Wash.—When Sam Gagliano read on Craigslist that…

Chocolatier creates recipe for growth with SBDC advising

MOUNT VERNON, Wash.— For a dozen years, chocolatier Karen Neugebauer…

Success is sweet when baker becomes business owner

CHELAN, Wash.—Catalina Jimenez gets up in the middle of the…

New owners create community hub at general store

AENEAS VALLEY, Wash.— The Aeneas Valley Country Store near…
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SBDC advising helps create win-win-win for three owners in sale of two businesses

WINTHROP, Wash.— It was a recipe for disaster. At least according…

SBDC advising helps Olympia entrepreneur access capital for growth

OLYMPIA, Wash.—If only owning a day spa were as restful as…

Pet grooming business thrives under new ownership

PULLMAN, Wash.—Danielle Voorhees and Melanie Morris were thrilled…

Kent entrepreneur returns to his roots to build successful landscape business

Kent, Wash. - If a serial entrepreneur is someone who hops from…

Local entrepreneur saves the Firehouse arts center as a community hub

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—March is a busy month at the Firehouse Arts…

Entrepreneur bakes up million dollar enterprise with help of Washington SBDC

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—As she was growing up, Andrea Vann loved…

Fortuity Cellars named SBA Seattle District Rising Startup Small Business of the Year

Wapato, Wash.‑‑Fortuity Cellars of Wapato has been selected…

Port Angeles pawnbroker provides loan service for customers in need

Customers who show up at A Better Pawn Shop looking to buy…

SBDC advising helps Auburn therapy business quickly expand

AUBURN, Wash.­—When the lease came up on the 900-square-foot…

Entrepreneur works hand in hand with SBDC advising to open business

MOUNT VERNON, Wash.—Sometimes you have to be the change you…
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Physical Therapists Build Dream with Help from the SBDC

PUYALLUP, Wash.—When Kim Bisson and Susan Hays started Rainier…

Manhattan jewelry business moves to Spokane and flourishes

SPOKANE, Wash. - “I love coming to my office every…

Cowlitz Container and Diecutting navigates from tenuous times to peak production

KELSO, Wash. – Ralph Clark in 2011 was feeling like…

Entrepreneurs design business solutions with SBDC advising

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—Experts recommend incorporating exercise…

Real estate website design business creates opportunities, challenges

TWISP, Wash. – It’s a truism among small business…

Encore entrepreneurs cabinet design company wins award

LACEY, Wash.–Cabinets by Trivonna, was the winner of the Washington…

Big Growth Big Vision for South Sound Pest Control

OLYMPIA, Wash.–Father-son business partnerships are fairly…

Dan The Sausage Man is the SBA Washington State Small Business Person of the Year!

BURIEN, Wash.—Dan House has always been able to connect with…

WSU Spokane professors create winery, escape

SPOKANE, Wash. – Patricia and Phillip Butterfield,…

Whooshh revenues rising rapidly after help from SBDC

SEATTLE, Wash. – The difference between the Whooshh fish transport…

Quarterly checkups, SBDC partnership, pave growth for turf company

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Like many small business owners, Jim…
Carrie deKubber, owner

Experienced employee grabs reins as owner with SBDC support

EVERETT, Wash.--Carrie deKubber has held just about every position…

Secret ingredient to catering business - a good lease agreement

RENTON, Wash.— You might think delicious and beautifully prepared…
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Cascades hostel draws success from advice, varied clientele

WINTHROP, Wash. – Imagine heading up to the Methow Valley to…

Beer-themed bakery grows with upcycled grains

RENTON, Wash. – When Marley Shain Rall wanted to open a retail…
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Yoga business grows, flexes to deliver corporate classes

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – When successful small business Three Trees…
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Fruit, nut exporter connects U. S. Farms, China markets

TACOMA, Wash. – Farm Breeze International, a specialty crop…
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Business advisor connection sparks electrical service success

YAKIMA, Wash. – When Rod Cassel met Yakima business advisor…

Business advising equips autism practice for rapid growth

TUKWILA, Wash. – Takanori Koyama’s clinical practice for…
Thea Heineman, new owner of Monroe Montessori with former owners Allan and Gayle Washburn
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Business takes off with youthful energy, career experience

Clarkston, Wash. – Luke Hossner was a 20-something on-again,…
Kim McMillin, The Center for Music Therapy

Business advising helps therapist fine tune new practice

SPOKANE, Wash. – When therapist Kim McMillin and her husband…

Spa owners rely on SBDC advising to expand business

LYNWOOD, Wash. – As a manicurist working out of her home, Trieva…
Kummar and Puja Sharma standing outside their restaurant, Taste of India, in Mount Vernon, Wash.

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters…

SBDC Business Advising Saves Aerospace Jobs

When WWII-era buildings at the Port of Moses Lake, Washington…

Gift shop finds treasure in free business advising

SEQUIM, Wash. – Theresa Rubens is a third-generation resident…

Bellingham Wind Works growing into to its fullest potential

"People tend to have the passion but not the business knowledge."…

Advising guides Polestar back to small-business success

RICHLAND, Wash. – What happens when your small company…

Great Clips purchase a great fit for business professor

TACOMA, Wash. – Kory Brown knows business. In fact, he’s…

Torklift expands exports with global market research

SUMNER, Wash. – Torklift International has made hitches, suspension…

Advising helps woodworker grow business, financial acumen

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Custom cabinetry shop Beech Tree Woodworks…

Heritage inspires brewery that continues with family

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Bryan Shull grew up in the shadow of Great…
Imagrant finds a home providing homes fore elderly

Immigrant finds a home providing homes for elderly

FERNDALE, Wash. – As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Bizu Getachew…

Setting up business overseas easier with free, expert counsel

SPOKANE, Wash. – When Coleen Quisenberry created Flexhibit…

Advisor helps nurse practitioner serve small community

MONTESANO, Wash. – One day Laura Raykowski, a nurse practitioner…

Advisor helps family keep business true to their values

WAUCONDA, Wash. – John and Tree Kiesecker had quit their day…

Software engineering secures modern enterprise against cyber-attacks

REDMOND, Washington - With the proliferation of mobile devices…

Business need sparks creative software innovation

BOTHELL, Wash.--With 17 massage therapists treating hundreds…

Advisor boosts business’ failing expansion to doubled revenue

TUKWILA, Wash. – If your furnace is working overtime and you…

American dream in the making for Yakima couple

YAKIMA, Wash. Peek inside Auto Art and Collision Repair at closing…

Advisor offers ‘second set of eyes’ for delivery business

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. – For more than a decade Mike Arnold was…

Golf turf company grows, adjusts with free business advising

More than 500 new golf courses opened in the United States in…

Free advising helps young owner launch franchise ambitions

OLYMPIA, Wash. – As a college senior in business administration,…

Advisor helps absentee-owned business, employees thrive

LONGVIEW, Wash. – When Tabitha Beneke’s father died in 2012…

Healing touch therapies key to wellness, success for business

LONGVIEW, Wash. – When people walk out of a doctor’s office…

Building Innovation Upon a Solid Business Plan

SPOKANE, Wash. – It’s hard to classify the types of projects…

Restaurateur returns home to open wings and brew diner

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – When Brendon Mendoza was putting together…

Ice cream – and business advice – tailored to personal taste

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--Jack Walsh was looking for a new business…

Making dreams come true – for brides and bridal business

VANCOUVER, Wash.--Buy an existing business or build one from…

Smart home integration gets boost from business advising

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Tony Curtis, owner of Current Home Technologies,…

Grays Harbor chiropractor nails five-year plan with help from SBDC

WESTPORT, Wash.--The typical path for a newly licensed chiropractor…

SBDC insight, advice help young entrepreneur stake her claim

ELLENSBURG, Wash.--When Megan West needed funding to open…

Fan favorite 12th Blend helps entrepreneurs do well, do good

WOODINVILLE, Wash.--The 12th Blend, a new label by Eye of…

Spokane salon owner does it her way, with assist from SBDC

SPOKANE, Wash.--There are plenty of places to get a haircut,…

Gourmet popcorn goes international with SBDC advising

SEATTLE, Wash.--Create great gourmet popcorn and the world…

'Get naked' challenge (and SBDC) key to start-up success

WSU News: By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC OLYMPIA,…

Business advising helps builders grow amid Great Recession

KENNEWICK, Wash.--Every business has a story and the story…

intelliPaper blurs the lines between digital & paper communication

SPOKANE, Wash.—The trend to “go paperless” imagines…

SBDC Advisor helps Yakima optometrist realize his vision

YAKIMA, Wash.—Twenty/twenty vision isn’t the same as…
East Wenatchee

R Digital Design helps Wenatchee business build brand

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash.—If not now, when? That was the question…

Webfor’s revenues increase 144% with SBDC advising

VANCOUVER, Wash.—Webfor, a website design and marketing…

SBDC serves up sound business advice for growing catering business

VANCOUVER, Wash.—Just five years after creating Pacific…

Warfield Construction triples revenues in five years with SBDC

Written by Hope Tinney TACOMA, Wash.—Ben Warfield knew…

Responza provides small businesses with wide and deep IT expertise

Written by Hope Tinney SEATTLE, Wash. — How many small…

Giddyup Salon moving forward with contemporary designs

Written by Hope Tinney OKANOGAN, Wash.—When Colette…

Port Townsend entrepreneurs put faith in craft, community and commerce

Written by Hope Tinney PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.—Bazaar Girls…

SBDC Advising helps create game plan for successful launch

Written by Hope Tinney PULLMAN, Wash.—Motivated young…

SBDC is key to continued success of Longview locksmith business

Written by Hope Tinney LONGVIEW, Wash.—When Tabitha…

Elite Cleaning puts financial house in order and cleans up

Written by Hope Tinney OLYMPIA, Wash.—At the beginning…

Storyteller determines worth and builds a business with SBDC

Written by Hope Tinney Lake Stevens, Wash.—You get what…

Spice company entrepreneur builds momentum with SBDC advising

Written by Hope Tinney TUKWILA, Wash.—It’s Newton’s…

Businesswoman and mother of twins opens a community gathering spot

Written by Hope Tinney LYNNWOOD, Wash.—Playhappy Café…

A clear vision is the foundation for success

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—Solo to Four Employees, doubling revenues…

Principled and sustainable PT business grows with help from the SBDC

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—Physical therapists know all about living…

U.S. Coast Guard veteran has smooth sailing with the Washington SBDC

OCEAN SHORES, Wash.—James Edwards loved the Pirates Cove…

Risky business becomes rewarding enterprise for hosts of Aberdeen wine bar

Written by Hope Tinney ABERDEEN, Wash.—Wine bars are…

Eastern Washington companies make water out of humid air in Philippines

Latest News March 26, 2015 Written by Hope Tinney SPOKANE,…

SBDC gives new Spokane elevator company a lift

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash.—It sounds a little like a set-up…

People are the Porduct at a Growing Company

Khalid Verjee and his partner, Robert O’Keefe, are changing…

WSBDC News

Spokane-based export advisor Vern Jenkins named Washington SBDC State Star

SPOKANE, Wash.—Vern Jenkins, an international trade business…

FLEXHIBIT named 2019 SBA Pacific Northwest Small Business Exporter of the Year

SPOKANE, Wash.—FLEXHIBIT , a Spokane Valley-based business…

Sheryl McGrath named associate state director of Washington SBDC

SPOKANE, Wash.—Sheryl McGrath has been named the associate…

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