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Business Advising

About the Small Business Development Center

The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of more than 30 expert business advisors working in communities across the state to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow or buy/sell a business.

SBDC advisors provide one-on-one, confidential, no-cost advising on all phases of small business development and are often co-located with economic development specialists in community colleges, economic development agencies or government agencies. Other services of the Washington SBDC include no-cost or low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics and customized market research services.

The Washington SBDC, a member of the national America’s SBDC program, is governed by a cooperative agreement between Washington State University, which is the statewide host of the program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Mission

Helping Washington businesses grow and succeed through advising, education and research.

Vision

To be Washington’s world-class business advising service.

Values

Innovation – We educate and empower businesses to develop creative solutions, data driven decisions and best practices.

Integrity – We embrace responsible stewardship of public resources and serve the best interest of Washington businesses.

Collaboration – We cultivate partnerships to ensure entrepreneurs have the resources and tools to thrive.

Meet Our SBDC Certified Business Advisor, Liz Jamieson

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Liz Jamieson, Certified Business Advisor 

Small Business Development Center

Liz.Jamieson@wsbdc.org

(509) 992-4912

Liz Jamieson joined the Small Business Development Center in June of 2020. Previously, she owned her own website design and development firm, worked in a corporate HR department, and coached over 500 entrepreneurs during her tenure at an SBA Women’s Business Center.

Liz Jamieson has been involved in leadership development, entrepreneurship, and human potential work for her entire career.  She is passionate about supporting people in transforming who they are and what kind of results they are able to produce, in life and in business.

Liz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, specializing in Experiential Education.  She has been coaching, facilitating and training in a variety of environments for decades, and has supported small business owners in a wide variety of industries, and at all different stages of their business life cycle.

Areas of specialty include:

  • Ecommerce and Website Optimization
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Lead Generation, Funnel Building and Email Broadcasting
  • Loan Packaging
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Planning
Liz has already met with over 100 businesses in Kittitas County and you could meet with her next. Start reaching your goals today by scheduling a free one-on-one appointment with her.

Raves & Reviews

I am so grateful for Liz's expertise in helping me navigate a really challenging time for my preschool.  Even though I have not been able to run my preschool full-time nor at capacity due to COVID, Liz has helped me add a new revenue stream that is building momentum and has enabled me to cover all the overhead costs of the building even when I did not have any income from tuition.  She has helped me to find resources including grants, classes and educational materials . . . all of which helped me learn a great deal about running a new retail business.  Liz has been an amazing source of encouragement and a wealth of information!  My business really wouldn't have survived without her guidance.  I am truly grateful for her help!

- Melissa Gillaspy, Jack and Jill’s House Preschool, Jack and Jill’s Kits4Kids

 

I have worked with Liz Jamieson for one session and she has been terrific and I've signed up for another session.... Hopefully I will get to work with her for the foreseeable future until I have launched my Online Course.  She is very experienced as a Business Coach and is a joy to work with.  She's very knowledgeable, encouraging, motivating and very supportive.  I so look forward to my sessions with Liz.  And I'm sure with her support, I'll be able to launch my Online Course that I've been trying to do for the last 6 years! 

- Leora Bach, Bach Associates Consulting, Inc.

 

 My Business Advisor has been of immeasurable value.  She has helped me increase hours for employees and hire a new employee, as well as helped with cash flow analysis, marketing, and setting financial goals.  She helped with my website by reviewing website design and ease of consumer use.  I have since had a new website designed with better function and consumer use.  Finally, just her upbeat personality has helped me greatly get through the stress of the ups and downs of the COVID 19 and its impact on my company.   

- Patricia Jerke, Winning Foundations Clinical Skin Care