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Seasoned entrepreneur joins SBDC office in Everett, Edmonds
October 30, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

EVERETT, Wash – Kathy Rupert, an entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in small business accounting and finance, has joined the Washington Small Business Development Center.

May 3: Learn about equity financing for entrepreneurs
April 20, 2017

Aziz MakhaniPULLMAN, Wash. – For the small business entrepreneur, equity financing can be a lifeline or a noose. The devil is often in the details, according to Aziz Makhani, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Feb. 24, 28 deadlines for free agriculture business gathering
February 7, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – Those interested in business startups are invited to the free, public “Pioneering Ideas in Agriculture” symposium all day Friday, March 17, in Smith CUE (room to be announced) at Washington State University.

Jan. 9: Farmers gain skills in business planning, marketing
December 6, 2016

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-businessEVERETT, Wash. – The course Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning will be simulcast 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9-March 20 in Gray Wolf Hall at Everett Community College and in Carnation Farm’s Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation, Wash., as part of Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success series. Two Saturday seminars on focused topics will be Feb. 25 and March 4.

Oct. 31: Professor talks about research entrepreneurism
October 26, 2016

DhingraPULLMAN, Wash. – Measuring the impact of research is important to universities, funding agencies and the public. At Washington State University, programs like the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors and the National Science Foundation I Corps site are examples of how the Office of Research and colleges are supporting entrepreneurship and industrial outreach.

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support
October 20, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear.

June 12-16: Workshops offer resources for marketing ideas
May 17, 2016

bootcamp-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Scholars and researchers with discoveries they want to market are among those encouraged to attend the annual “Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp,” planned June 12-16 in Pullman and in Moscow, Idaho, and cosponsored by Washington State University.

Migrant parents’ work ethic helps student build success
March 8, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Rafael-Mendoza-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – Rafael Mendoza learned from his migrant parents that if you work hard, the opportunities are endless. His success as a Washington State University Tri-Cities business student and intern have proved that true for him.

Jan. 28: Silicon Valley executive to speak on women’s careers
January 5, 2016

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

JoelleKaufman-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Women leaders will learn about building a career they love at a free social, luncheon and lecture at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Belltower, 107 S. Grand, Pullman.

Main Street award goes to Ellensburg entrepreneur
May 7, 2015

From the Yakima Herald-Republic

Claim-Clothing-Megan-West-80YAKIMA, Wash. – An Ellensburg woman was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Washington State Main Street Program for her persistence in opening a clothing store in a renovated building downtown.