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Business Advising

Starting or Expanding Your Business?

Are you interested in starting or expanding your business in Island County? The EDC offers a variety of resources through its programs and partnerships. We’ll also connect you to other organizations that also offer help to local business.

One-on-One Business Advising

Ask an expert! The EDC offers no-cost, in-depth, one-on-one business advising with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Our SBDC local advisor and member of our team in Coupeville, Kristina Hines, meets individually with Island County business owners to provide business advice, resources and research to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your business.

Call us if:

  • You’re trying to expand your business.
  • Your sales are stagnant and you’re not sure what to do about it.
  • You want to buy or sell a business.
  • You are experiencing growing pains and are having difficulty coping.
  • Your business plan no longer fits your company.
  • You have other business problems you are trying to solve.

Contact us to schedule an appointment.



About the SBDC:
The Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is a network of business advisors, trainers, and support staff who operate from Washington State University and other Washington Institutions of higher education and selected economic development organizations.  SBDC’s core services revolve around assisting businesses with making better informed business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses. They provide in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on-one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence.

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