Small Business Development Center

Despite inflation, rising interest rates and the lingering impact of COVID-19, business activity in Whatcom County remains in relatively good shape heading into summer.

More people are interested in starting a business, business debt is being paid down while vacancy rates for retail,…

By Asche Rider

Summer tourism season is nearly upon us, and just like hopeful teenagers angling for a summer crush, businesses may be thinking about how to increase the chances of attracting the attention of visitors and locals alike. Business managers may be wondering how to present…

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce that Asche Rider has completed the Washington State SBDC Network certification process.

“Our statewide network of SBDC centers requires business advisors to complete a rigorous 6-month long…

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched a rural outreach program and hired a new business advisor to bring additional business advising and development services to rural Whatcom County.

Asche Rider is the newest business advisor to join the…

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is collaborating with Northwest Workforce Council to raise awareness of an initiative which helps small to medium sized businesses find and train candidates to fill open positions; the goal is to aid small business…

If you are a local entreprenuer looking for free advice on how to start or grow your company, here’s an idea: Make an appointment with the Snohomish County Small Business Development Center.

Jennifer Shelton is one of the Washington State Business Development Center’s 30 statewide…

The Small Business Development Center hosted by Western Washington University makes a major investment in the local economy. The center recently published some figures about their impact last year.

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center has announced its Whatcom County economic-impact figures for 2015.

Among the highlights from last year’s efforts by SBDC staff:

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center will soon be opening a satellite office in the Barkley district.

The organization is receiving donated meeting space from the Barkley Company at 2200 Rimland Drive, suite 250, starting Monday, Feb. 1. The space will be open…

C.J. Seitz has been hired to direct Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center in downtown Bellingham. Seitz has served as interim director for the center since January, after former director Jennifer Shelton left. She was hired after an extensive search, according to a…

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