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Ask Dr. Universe: How do you have a bake sale?
July 21, 2015

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – It took more than 100 bakers to pull off the biggest bake sale in history. They made 14,534 cakes, sold out their supply in eight hours and made it into the Guinness World Records.

Building innovation upon a solid business plan
July 16, 2015

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

BeanSPOKANE, Wash. – It’s hard to classify the types of projects that roll out the door at Empire Technical Development in Spokane.

Student consultants honored for aid to business community
May 19, 2015

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

business-mentor-logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – Student consultants have helped area businesses realize at least $4.6 million in new revenues in the five years since Washington State University started a team consultant program. A recent anniversary celebration recognized businesses, volunteers and students in the program.

WSU pharmacy, business to offer new joint degree
May 18, 2015

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – A new joint degree program will allow Washington State University students to earn both doctor of pharmacy and master of business administration degrees in four years. New students may apply to the program starting this summer.

April 22: Finance expert shares investing tips
April 20, 2015

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

BryanWeeks-mugPULLMAN, Wash. – Bryan Weeks, president and chief executive officer of Silver Creek Capital Management, will present “Business Trends in the Institutional Investment Industry,” a free, public talk, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Todd Hall 130, Washington State University.

Making dreams come true – for brides and bridal business
April 2, 2015

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

gownVANCOUVER, Wash. – Buy an existing business or build one from the ground up? When Lisa Bagley decided she wanted to operate a bridal store in southwest Washington, that was her dilemma.


Media advisory: Tri-Cities hosts professional etiquette dinner
March 3, 2015

RICHLAND, Wash. – Students from Washington State University will dine with 28 professionals from area companies to learn and practice professional etiquette and to network over dinner. The event is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Consolidated Information Center, Room 120, WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.

Poor health, beloved horse inspire first equine massage college
February 24, 2015

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

equine-studies-150SOAP LAKE, Wash. – If a movie is ever made of Mary Lou Langley’s life, her Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) business advisor just might have a crack at best supporting actor.

Youth expand learning on farm business field trip
February 19, 2015

Wash-4-HBREMERTON, Wash. – Structured learning and encouragement from adult volunteers/mentors plays a vital role in helping young people achieve success in life. Washington State University Extension 4-H youth recently explored career opportunities and a new international business model, as well as cool tractors, on a machinery field trip.

Advisor helps business continue as a community cornerstone
February 2, 2015

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOTWISP, Wash. – When fire came to the Methow Valley in July 2014, the difference between essential and non-essential became startlingly clear. Very quickly, Dwain and Erika Hutson realized that it was essential to keep their NAPA Auto Parts store open.