SBDC, EDASC help Skagit businesses succeed

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15 Feb 2022

If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur with a can-do attitude (what other kind is there?), the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is ready to help.

The Washington SBDC, funded locally by EDASC through 2021, has been providing one-to-one, no-cost, confidential business advising to small business owners and entrepreneurs in communities across the state since 1980.

When you work with one SBDC advisor, you have access to the expertise and experience of more than 30 business advisors whose primary goal is to help you succeed. Google searches and Youtube videos can only get you so far. SBDC advisors are here to help you at every phase of business development and in just about any industry.

Over the past three years, SBDC advisors have assisted more than 454 business owners who sought one-on-one technical assistance through the Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County. 

Over that same three-year period, SBDC clients reported receiving nearly $25 million in funding to grow or sustain their businesses. With SBDC assistance, entrepreneurs started 24 new businesses and business owners said they were able to save or create 524 jobs. 

Here are just a few of the comments that clients have made on recent client impact and satisfaction surveys. Note the comments are anonymous per confidentiality guidelines.

If you are looking for one-to-one business advising, contact the Washington SBDC at For general business support questions, contact EDASC Economic Development & External Relations Manager Aaron Weinberg at