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Flood Relief Resources for Businesses

Updated: 2/3/21

The devastating floods that struck throughout Whatcom County damaged homes businesses and infrastructure.

Western's SBDC is collecting resources to help our businesses recover.

Learn More About Flood Relief Resources for Businesses

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Mission and Vision

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Western's SBDC Is Here For All Of Your Business Needs

The SBDC program is designed to provide high quality business and economic development assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs in order to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and management improvement.

Washington SBDC is a network of centers that exist in a cooperative effort of Washington State University, Western Washington University, other educational institutions, economic development organizations, and the US Small Business Administration (SBA).

Western's SBDC works inclusively with diverse local businesses to build capacity, improve resiliency and steward orderly transitions to build a stronger community economy.


We are a network of professionals providing insight and solutions for the long-term success of businesses.

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Vision Statement

Together, the passionate, committed people of the Washington SBDC will set the standard for responsive, relevant guidance to help entrepreneurs translate their vision into long-term success. As an engaged partner in the small business community, we energize Washington’s economic engine for sustainable growth.


Where do you Fit

As a business owner, you face complex challenges every day. You and your company resources may be stretched thin. Competition may be tough and new challenges await you at every turn. 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.

Where does your business fit with the Small Business Development Center?


  1. Start
    Ready to turn your dream into a reality?
  2. Finance
    Need money to grow your business?
  3. Manage
    Bogged down by planning for the future?
  4. Market
    Not sure how to reach more customers?
  5. Sell
    Want to sell more but not sure how?


The WWU SBDC is here for you.

We have happy clients

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Whatcom Client

“It’s so nice to have the SBDC to help out with the business side of my passion. I just wish I had discovered the SBDC when I first started this business!”

Amy Robinson, Owner – 3 Oms Yoga

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Kitsap Client

“The SBDC has been our go to resource for accurate information and connection to the regional small business machinery.  From navigating the initial rollout of the PPP to pivoting to a new business model, the SBDC has been central to our ability to successfully navigate the complex realities of running a business during a pandemic.”

- Chris Luxe, Owner - STREETEATS

2020 Economic Impacts

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Million Dollars of Investment


Businesses Served


Counseling & Support Hours


New Business Startups


Jobs Created or Saved

Sound good? Let's talk about your path to business success.

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