COLFAX, Wash. – Free, confidential business advising available through the Washington Small Business Development Center will be discussed at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Historic Perkins House in Colfax. Part of the Cup o’ Joe monthly business support group, the presentation will also feature two area entrepreneurs who have benefited from SBDC advising.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Small Business Development Center MOSES LAKE, Wash. – When WWII-era buildings at the Port of Moses Lake needed work in 2013, Sonico, the aircraft parts repair and maintenance business leasing those buildings, was told it would have to depart.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SEQUIM, Wash. – Theresa Rubens is a third-generation resident of Sequim whose grandchildren attend the same schools she and her husband once did. She knows as much about her community as anyone, but she didn’t know where a visitor could buy a Sequim souvenir. And that, she said, was […]
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC TACOMA, Wash. – Kory Brown knows business. In fact, he’s a professor of business at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Still, when he and his wife, Pam, decided to purchase a Great Clips franchise, they enlisted the help of the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SUMNER, Wash. – Torklift International has made hitches, suspension products, steps and more in Washington since 1976 and started building export capacity about 10 years ago. Sales in Australia have been so strong that in 2015 the company opened a warehouse and distribution center in Sydney.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC OLYMPIA, Wash. – Custom cabinetry shop Beech Tree Woodworks grew out of owner Nic James’ passion for wood and appreciation of quality craftsmanship. Then it grew out of its location in a 2,200-square-foot shop under his apartment.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC VANCOUVER, Wash. – Bryan Shull grew up in the shadow of Great Western Malting. Both his grandfather and father made their careers there, and for a time during college he worked there as well.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC FERNDALE, Wash. – As an immigrant from Ethiopia, Bizu Getachew depended on housekeeping and caregiving work “for survival” when she moved to Seattle in 1996. But while employed at an adult family home, she realized she enjoyed the work and was good at it.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Business owners from Grant County are headed to South Korea April 26 for an eight-day trade mission to explore export opportunities for Eastern Washington products ranging from flour to exercise equipment.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SPOKANE, Wash. – When Coleen Quisenberry created Flexhibit to design, assemble and install hands-on, interactive science exhibits for discovery centers and children’s museums, she assumed her primary customers would be in the United States.