Small Business Development Center
Helping Businesses in Grant County Succeed for Over 30 Years
The Washington Small Business Development Center Network is your resource for expert business advising, management training and market research. SBDC advisors offer one-on-one technical assistance at no charge to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company.
Is exporting right for your business?
“Made in the USA”, is still the most sought after brand in the world. The Washington SBDC Network now offers specialized services for small business clients who are new to export or want to expand existing export markets. The Grant County Economic Development Council's SBDC has conducted two outbound trade missions for small and medium sized businesses with positive results.
WSBDC Advisors at GCEDC
Brandon Nicholas is the Business Advisor of Central Washington’s Grant and Adam’s county. Brandon provides confidential, no-charge counseling to startups and existing businesses.
In his business endeavors, he has spent a lot of his time studying the various aspects of the best practices of an effective business; marketing, copywriting, web design, market research, organizational development, leadership development, physical and psychological health, and well-being: a jack of all trades.
Brandon started up his own costume-fabrication business that evolved into a training service for others looking to make their own costumes.
He has been the Executive Director of the Moses Lake Business Association, where he connected with organizations and other parties in the community to help strengthen the awareness of what Moses Lake Downtown has to offer and increase its economic strength.
Brandon also has ten years of experience working in Industrial/Organization Psychology, where the emphasis was on helping public agencies find and select the right new hires and also promoting the right people within the organization.
Appointments for no-charge advising can be made by calling 509.750.7131.
Allan Peterson is the Certified Business Adviser and Certified Global Business Professional at the office of the Grant County Economic Development Council. He serves businesses in Grant, Adams and portions of Lincoln counties. Allan provides confidential no charge counseling to start ups and existing businesses.
Allan is the founder of the Artisan Craft Distilling Institute week long workshop. Teaching the art, science and business of craft distilling to those who want to own and operate a legal distillery. The training program has been in existence since 2010.
He received his BS degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. He has 26 years of management experience in chain drugstore operations where he developed strategic business marketing and planning skills in urban and rural markets.
Appointments for no charge advising can be made by calling 509-762-6040.
Areas of Specialization:
- Personnel policies and procedures
- Business planning and marketing
- Bringing new innovations to market
- Export assistance