The Washington Small Business Development Center Network is your resource for expert business advising, management training and market research. SBDC advisors offer one-on-one technical assistance at no charge to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company.
Conveniently located in 24 locations throughout the state, the SBDC offers a host of services designed to help you grow your business, achieve higher profits and improve operations.
In 2010, small businesses in Washington State saw their sales decrease an average of 1 percent. But, clients who worked with SBDC advisors saw their sales increase an average of nearly 4 percent.
By helping small businesses thrive, the SBDC plays a critical role in driving economic prosperity throughout our state.
Is exporting right for your business?
“Made in the USA”, is still the most sought after brand in the world. The Washington SBDC Network now offers specialized services for small business clients who are new to export or want to expand existing export markets.
Contact one of our certified trade specialists or business advisors to get access to in-depth, one-on-one confidential help to grow your business. Our trade specialists have more than 100 years of international experience and the knowledge needed to help you successfully grow your export sales.
International trade specialists are located at SBDC export trade centers in South Seattle and in Spokane, and they are available to advise clients in person or via telephone or video conference. SBDC international trade specialists often work in partnership with regional SBDC certified business advisors.
Go to the Export Readiness Center portal to find online training and resources, or to take an export readiness assessment survey.