Small Business Development Center

Training Webinars


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.

Training Webinars

Recovery Q&A & Roundtable
Date: Jul 7, 2020 Presented by: Kevin Hoult, WWU Certified Business Advisor

Innovation Inspiration
Date: June 23, 2020 Presented by: Lara Merriam-Smith, Northwest Innovation Resource Center
PPP Loans and Forgiveness Q&A
Date: June 16, 2020 Presented by: Kevin Hoult, WWU Certified Business Advisor
Intentional Reopening
Date: June 2, 2020 Presented by: David Conley with Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries
Date: May 29, 2020 Presented by: Cynthia Cowell
Date: May 26, 2020 Presented by: Varner Systsma & Herndon CPA firm
Conscious Leadership for Troubled Times
Date: May 19, 2020 Presented by: Laura Todd and Sarah Murphy-Kangas
Cultivating Connections with Quarantined Consumers
Date: May 12, 2020 Presented by: Kevin Hoult & Eric Grimstead WWU CBA's
Preparing to Reopen: Purposeful Pause Presented by: Kevin Hoult, WWU Certified Business Advisor
Reopening guide to marketing
Date: Apr 30, 2020 Presented by: Kevin Hoult & Eric Grimstead (WWU CBA's) along with Patti Rawlson from PR Consulting
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Small Businesses Need to Know
Presented by: Kulshan Law Group and Artino Advisory Group (3-31-2020)

CARE Act - Paycheck Protection Program

Commerce Small Business Grants

Understanding and Accessing Resources for Small Businesses

Small Business FAQs Answered