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.

  • Insight
  • Solutions
  • Success

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.


Allan Peterson CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional)
Small Business Development Center
Grant County Economic Development Council

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
Co-Branding GCEDC-SBDC