Small Business Development Center

Looking to Grow or Manage Your Business?

Small business owners often find it challenging to remove themselves from the day-to-day operations of their business and focus on strategic planning and long-term growth issues. If you're looking to grow your business the Small Business Development Center will connect you with a Certified Business Advisor who will work with you to take your business to the next level.

If it wasn't for my primary SBDC advisor, none of this would ever have happened.

Brad Goldman, Owner of Gold Aero

My primary SBDC advisor is resourceful and generous with her ideas. It's her enthusiasm and belief in my business that is so encouraging!

Karissa Bresheare, owner of Gourmet Latte, Inc

The SBDC has made what would have been a very expensive and confusing endeavor quite the opposite. By assisting me with financial projections and providing guidance and support, our company was able to complete the application procress for a $165K re-finance. We would not have been able to afford the expense of a hired financial expert. Many thanks!

Lisa Miller, co-owner of KLM

Since working with the SBDC, our company has experienced 18% sales growth. We are getting more out of our employees due to better time management. The SBDC is keeping us focused on reaching our goals.

Munaf Khan, owner of NVL Labs

Our advisors are knowledgeable professionals who have extensive experience owning, managing or guiding businesses in a wide variety of industries.

Join other business leaders who have benefited from our expert advising, management training and market research and get the help you need to move your business forward.

What Services Are Provided?

The SBDC can provide assistance in:

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Obtaining Financing
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Handling Human Resource Concerns
  • Buying or Selling a Business
  • No-Cost, Confidential
  • Business Advising

No-Cost, Confidential Business Advising

Business Q&A Roundtable

Bring your lunch for a business advisor roundtable to help you get answers to your questions about starting your business.

  • Call (360)778-1762 to reserve your seat at the table
  • Held at our Unity Street conference room
  • Alternate Thursdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Make an Appointment Today!

Phone: (360) 778-1762
Fax: (360) 647-9413

Or stop by our office in downtown Bellingham:

115 Unity St., Suite 101
Bellingham, WA 98225

Start-Up Guide

For a general overview of starting a business, check out SBDC's Guide to Starting a Business in Whatcom County.

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Page Updated 06.03.2016