By Hope Belli Tinney Washington SBDC, PULLMAN, Wash. – When bank loans aren’t an option, small business entrepreneurs often turn to private funders, including friends, family and private investors, for help.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center EVERETT, Wash. – Carrie deKubber has held just about every position at Bob’s Burgers and Brew over the past 20 years, but thanks to the Washington Small Business Development Center, she added a new title this year — owner.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC WINTHROP, Wash. – Imagine heading up to the Methow Valley to ski, hike, bike, fish or read in the shade of a Cottonwood tree for as little as $25 per night. Welcome to North Cascades Mountain Hostel owned by the husband and wife team of Paul Smotherman and Audrey […]
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – When successful small business Three Trees Yoga determined to offer classes in the workplace, it needed to learn how to attract companies, rather than individuals, as clients. An ongoing relationship with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provided support the expanding yoga business could […]
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC TACOMA, Wash. – Farm Breeze International, a specialty crop export company headquartered in Tacoma, did $7.5 million in revenue in its first year selling tree nuts and fruit concentrate to China. In its second year, 2016, it shipped 15 million pounds of tree nuts and revenue more than tripled.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC YAKIMA, Wash. – When Rod Cassel met Yakima business advisor Linda Johnson, he was looking for a lifeline. After several decades as general manager at a large, well-established electrical service company, the family-owned business reorganized and he was out of a job.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC TUKWILA, Wash. – Takanori Koyama’s clinical practice for children with autism spectrum disorder was growing so quickly that in two years his one-person staff burgeoned to 24 and he needed more space.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SPOKANE, Wash. – When therapist Kim McMillin and her husband wanted to relocate from Denver in 2014, Spokane was attractive because of family in the area and opportunities to focus on music therapy.
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SPOKANE, Wash. – When local high school officials need prizes for Sober Grad Night, who do they call? When the local youth sports team needs a sponsor or when dozens of community nonprofits need items for a silent auction, who do they call?
By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC LYNNWOOD, Wash. – As a manicurist working out of her home, Trieva Katsandres walked her clients to the car so she could fasten their seat belts, thus protecting their still-fragile nail polish.