Small Business Counseling (SBDC)
Helping Businesses in Washington State 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.
Conveniently located in 24 locations throughout the state, the SBDC offers a host of services designed to help you grow your business, achieve higher profits and improve operations.
In 2010, small businesses in Washington State saw their sales decrease an average of 1 percent. But, clients who worked with SBDC advisors saw their sales increase an average of nearly 4 percent. By helping small businesses thrive, the SBDC plays a critical role in driving economic prosperity throughout our state.
About Ron Nielsen
Ron is the Center Director of South Puget Sound Community College, Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He has 12 years of experience as a SBDC Center Director and business advisor. Ron has 27 years of business experience; he has owned and operated three businesses for a total of 17 years. Ron is a Certified NxLevel business instructor, a Profit Mastery facilitator and an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). Ron can assist you with: loan packaging, all aspects of debt and equity financing, debt restructuring, financial statement analysis, identify ways to improve operational efficiency, financial forecasting, develop business plans, market positioning for small companies, human resource(HR)questions, government regulations and business expansion. Ron is a Certified Business Advisor (CBA), and member of the Washington Small Business Development Center Network.