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Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps address the needs of small businesses and strengthen Renton’s economic vitality.

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 and 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, Excel
  • Accounting, bookkeeping, 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 206.246.4445, by e-mail via , or by visiting  Additional information about Washington State’s Small Business Development Center network is available at  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.





"The Small Business Development Center is an excellent example of what can happen when community leaders focus on what needs to happen in order to enhance our economy and, in turn, our community. The SBDC is a public-private partnership that helps to strengthen existing businesses and create strong new businesses. The center builds on Renton's successful economic development efforts and continues to foster the community's entrepreneurial spirit."

Denis Law