Typically, management advising meetings include topics like finance, strategic planning, marketing, employment issues, managing growth, procurement, e-commerce and more. The SBDC also offers interactive counseling sessions via the Internet.
The information you provide will be held in strictest confidence and will not be released to any parties outside of the Washington SBDC network. Your information will never be sold, shared with other organizations or used for commercial advantage of any SBDC representative or third party. Click here for exceptions .
Our advisers are knowledgeable professionals who typically have extensive management and consulting experience in a wide variety of industries. And, because they are certified via a nationally recognized peer review process, you can be sure that you are receiving sound, up-to-date, business management advice.
This experience and knowledge, coupled with extraordinary access to local and national resources , means our advisers can give you objective, practical insight to help you discover solutions to accelerate your success.
Working with us on a one-on-one appointment basis, you will develop a plan specific to your unique situation.
We will never try to sell you anything! Our advising services are paid for by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Washington, Washington State University and various local community organizations. We have strict conflict of interest policies that prohibit our advisers from getting any benefit from assisting you, thus keeping our focus where it belongs, on your business. However, minimal fees may apply for specialized training, services (such as research) or materials.
Working with your SBDC advisor can help you gain fresh and objective insights into your business. Our goal is to help you find or formulate the knowledge, understanding and tools you need to make informed business decisions.
Your advisor can guide you through the discovery process to develop viable solutions to any challenge or opportunity your business is facing.
For 30 years the SBDC has consistently proven that businesses using our resources have a higher level success, both in the short term and over the long haul.