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Small Business Development Center

Kitsap County Small Business Development Center

Kitsap County Small Business Development Center

Smart Business Growth

Want to make better decisions and achieve better business results? On average, small businesses in Washington working with the SBDC generate 20% more revenue compared to other small businesses. This service is free of charge for qualified businesses: for-profit going concerns that have fewer than 500 employees (and no direct or indirect involvement with the marijuana industry).

Partnering with You to Achieve Your Business Goals

Working with an SBDC advisor offers you the opportunity to focus on what is most important to achieve your personal and business goals. Your SBDC advisor will help guide you through the tough, strategic decisions that will drive your business forward or help you pivot in a new direction.

Becoming a client of your local SBDC means that you are now connected to the resources of an entire network of SBDC business experts throughout Washington, with your advisor able to bring in specialized expertise and resources if needed for your unique business opportunities and challenges.

About the SBDC

America’s SBDC is a nationwide business advisory network, in partnership with the federal Small Business Administration. In Kitsap County, the SBDC is hosted by Western Washington University, in conjunction with its headquarters SBDC in Bellingham. Local funding is provided by Kitsap Bank, Kitsap Credit Union, First Federal, and the City of Poulsbo. In-kind services are provided by Kitsap Regional Library. The Kitsap SBDC works collaboratively as part of the Washington SBDC network. All Certified Business Advisors are MBAs, current or former business owners, and have a wide range of expertise. All client information is completely confidential.

Your Kitsap County Business Advisor

Jaime Forsyth, Certified Business Advisor, MBA 

Jaime Forsyth SBDC Business AdvisorSince moving to Kitsap County in 2006, Jaime has channeled her MBA and experience into supporting small businesses, revitalizing her community, and making connections that matter in her robust and wide-ranging local network. 

 Her three decades of business experience includes such diverse experiences as international marketing for a tech firm, advising an entrepreneurial unit of the federal government in a major reorganization, evolving a small non-profit into a multi-million-dollar organization, and traveling to Paris with the WA State trade delegation to promote manufacturing in the West Sound area Jaime looks forward to helping you address your needs for growing or expanding your business.

Ready to get started?

Fill out our pre-client registration form to tell us about your business and the type of support you are looking for. Once your application is approved, you will be sent a welcome email and a link to sign up for your first meeting, currently being conducted via Zoom.

Please note: Start-ups will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We can work with pre-revenue start-ups that have demonstrated clarity about their product lines and target market, have experience within the industry or a comparative business, and are actively engaged in securing capital funding - particularly if they are referred to us by a commercial lender. If your business is not quite there, we are happy to direct you to other resources while you are developing your business from an idea to reality!

If you are an active client and want to schedule a follow-up meeting, please use my Calendly link to set a new appointment. 

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Address: 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo WA, 98370 *Physical location currently closed, please email to schedule a Zoom meeting
Email: kitsapSBDC@wwu.edu
Phone: (360) 447-8788

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