The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and WSU that is managed by the Innovation and Research Engagement team. The SBDC houses a network of small business advisors that provide confidential client focused services to stabilize, support and grow small business in Washington State. With 25+ advisors working in communities throughout the state, the WSU-SBDC collaboration yields meaningful local impact for our local stakeholders and community partners.
SBDC advisors provide one-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising on all phases of small business development and are often co-located with economic development specialists in community colleges, economic development agencies or government agencies. Other services of the Washington SBDC include no-cost or low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics and customized market research services.
The Washington SBDC, a member of the national America’s SBDC program, is governed by a cooperative agreement between Washington State University, which is the statewide host of the program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).