New website launched for Washington small businesses

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOSPOKANE, Wash.—The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is launching a new Web site to better serve small business owners who want to start, grow or transition their business.

“We are continually looking for ways to better serve small business owners in Washington state,” said Washington SBDC State Director Duane Fladland, “and we believe this new Web site helps us do just that.”

The site at went live on Wednesday. “I am glad we were able to go live in advance of Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday,” Fladland said. “Small business owners make tremendous contributions to communities all across the state and we are doing our best to support them in every way that we can.”

At small business owners can quickly find information they need in three specific areas: Grow Your Business (, Grow Through Exports ( and Start Your Business (

“The Web site has a wealth of information that business people can quickly access online, as well as information about how to contact their local SBDC advisor,” Fladland said.

The Washington SBDC is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington State University and other institutions of higher education and economic development.

The heart of the SBDC program is the more than two dozen SBDC certified business advisors who work in communities across the state to provide no-cost, confidential, one-to-one advising that is tailored to each client’s individual challenges and goals.

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Duane Fladland, 509-358-7767,