Small Business Development Center

Marketing & Sales


Safer, Stronger, Together: Your health and safety is our priorityThe “Safer. Stronger. Together.” campaign supports our local businesses to reopen safely. The campaign brings businesses together to learn and problem-solve the best ways to follow public health guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Participating businesses have pledged to follow health and safety guidelines, so you know they are doing their part to keep you safe. You can find campaign materials, additional resources, and more information at

The “Safer. Stronger. Together.” campaign was produced through a partnership between the Whatcom County Health Department and the Port of Bellingham’s Regional Economic Partnership, in collaboration with Chambers of Commerce, Whatcom County Tourism, and Downtown Business Partnerships. It’s a part of the work of the COVID-19 Employer Support Task Force.

Marketing & Sales

Marketing Your Small Business

If marketing were easy, everyone would be doing it...and doing it well. In order to successfully launch and grow your business, you know that you need to attract and retain customers. But you may not know where to begin. Social Media? Google? Display Advertising? TV or Radio Spots? They can all work...but they can also be a complete waste of money if done incorrectly. We like to encourage our clients to hold their advertising and marketing dollars just as accountable as they do for their employees, their investment accounts, and their business assets. In order for you to generate a positive ROI, you should carefully plan your marketing strategies.

For more specific assistance, please contact us for a meeting with one of our SBDC business advisors.

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