SEATTLE Wash.—The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has hired Stan Lance as an International Trade Specialist for a new export center located in South Seattle.
 
Throughout his career, Lance has focused on consultation, collaboration, and a solutions-oriented approach to assist clients build company value. He has more than 33 years of experience in business development, credit administration, key account management, and international trade finance serving small, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. He also has overseas experience in Tokyo, Seoul, and London. As principal in a small consulting practice, Lance provided strategic financial advisory services for small to mid-size firms. He has a keen interest in ownership transition planning and international trade. Lance has an MBA in Finance, and an MA in Korean Regional Studies from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Marquette University.
 
The two new export centers join a statewide network of 24 centers and 26 certified business advisors to provide small business advising services across the state.  The trade specialists, certified business advisors and the research capability are available to assist small to medium business with confidential, personal, in-depth advising to guide the clients through the export planning and execution process. Visit the WSBDC website to get contact information for the two export centers.
The SBDC Export program is part of a statewide export initiative sponsored through a grant by Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board, which is administrated by the Washington Department of Commerce.
 
About the Washington Small Business Development Center
The Washington SBDC promotes economic vitality within Washington communities by providing expert business advising, demand-driven training, and applied research to existing businesses and entrepreneurs. The SBDC is a cooperative effort of Washington State University, other educational institutions, economic development organizations and the US Small Business Administration. For more information on the mission and services of the SBDC visit the network website at: http://www.wsbdc.org.