Testimonials

Hear what others have to say about working with the SBDC

Bryon Meade - Owner, Scratch and Peck Feeds

Kurt & Katy Hartmaier co-owners of The Blue Abode Bar

"We worked with Eric Grimstead at the WWU SBDC…he was amazing! He helped us get our business plan ready for review and continues to offer support. We are very grateful for the SBDC services."

2roofs Co-Owners Sean Hall & Rob Weston

"Relational. Inspiring. Customized. The Small Business Development Center not only helped create a road map for 2roofs, they walked alongside us every step of the way. We are so grateful for this resource in our community."

Chuckanut Builders - Ian Rae

"Working with my advisor has been very inspiring. We were looking for someone to provide coaching on long term strategic planning for the business. She brings a contagious enthusiasm and a depth of experience in business that allows her to share really valuable insights into our business."

Nourish - Amy Picco

“My favorite part of working with SBDC is the fact
 that I can seek specific help as needed and feel
 confident that the help is truly meant to further my
 business’ success. I am not an expert at setting up
 a business and I haven’t learned all that’s needed
 to take it to the next level either. The SBDC gives
 me access to talented, knowledgeable, experts
 who have vast experience and expertise I need. I
 get to tap into all that experience without being the expert in it ALL myself.”

Rick Dubrow former owner of A-1 Builders

"Other small business owners would be crazy not to work with the Small Business Development Center, it's free, professional advice and where do you get help like that?"

Custom Closets and Bedrooms

"My biggest business concern was 'how to run a business'. I had little prior business experience before starting Custom Closets and Bedrooms. Someone at a business round table meeting suggested I contact the SBDC. So I did. For the past 15 years I have met with an advisor about once a month to discuss everything and anything to do with my business. I love that it is a free service and they cover every part of business; from planning, running and expanding. All of the people at SBDC are friendly, polite, accommodating and helpful."

Stonesthrow Brewing Co.

"We were concerned that our business plan would be sufficient to acquire an SBA 7a loan to finance the startup of our brewery operation. As a new business owner, I felt comfortable being naive in asking questions, and at the same time felt confident that the support I got was trustworthy, because of the hands on approach and explanation. The SBDC can assist with anything relating to start-up, they will ask questions and ensure that you are on track."

"I needed guidance in understanding exactly what it would take to create a thriving business that would grow and be sustainable for my work/life balance. My favorite part of working with the SBDC is being able to talk through issues that arise within my business and create solutions that not only eradicate my concerns but create a healthier business, streamline systems and boost moral. The SBDC has been an essential part of our success. From personnel challenges, to number crunching, to understanding the market & customer base, I always walk away from each meeting with set goals and a plan that will help our business thrive."

Jeff Caldwell - Heating Green

“I would encourage any business owner even if they’re new to business or have been in business for fifteen years to talk to them because they are a wonderful resource here.”