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Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership with Highline College, and the South King County Economic Development Initiative (SKCEDI), they help address the needs of small businesses and strengthen Des Moines economic vitality. The SBDC office is located in Building 99 on the Highline College Campus.

The Washington SBDCs are a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington State University, and many Washington institutions of higher education and economic development organizations.

How's Your Business Doing?
Meeting Goals? Sales Up? Profit Rising?
The SBDC provides local small and medium-sized businesses with professional, no-fee, confidential, one-to-one counseling, plus research services, training classes, and seminars that can help your company thrive and grow. SBDC helps you succeed
  • Bank loan applications
  • Marketing strategy
  • Improving profit
  • Financial management and forecasting
  • Hiring, training, and retaining employees
  • Buying or selling a business

Starting up a New Company?
The SBDC helps entrepreneurs reduce the risks of starting a new business. SBDC will help you refine the concept, project your cash flow, and plan how it will be financed.

Classes & Research
In addition to expert counseling for local entrepreneurs, the SBDC will connect you with classes and research support. SBDC wants you to succeed. Classes that make a difference
  • Managing a business
  • QuickBooks, Word, and Excel
  • Accounting, bookkeeping, and budgeting
  • Marketing and sales
  • Cash flow management

Research Support for Businesses
  • Lists of the best websites
  • Business start-up information
  • Marketing/sales data
  • Trends in your industry
  • Customer demographic information

Having the right information saves you time and money!

Appointments with the SBDC business advisor can be set up by calling (206) 592-4151 and asking for the Small Business Development Center.