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Where can I find individualized support, like mentors or business counseling?

A business mentor can have a positive impact on startups. A mentor’s experience and connections can provide valuable insight and support for the entrepreneur developing and launching a new business.

Central Washington SCORE

SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.


Small Business Development Center - Okanogan County

Lew Blakeney is a board Certified Business Advisor, and has worked with the Washington State Small Business Development Center Network since 2000, serving all of Okanogan County. His office is co-located with the Economic Alliance of Okanogan County.


Small Business Development Center - Wenatchee

Ron Nielsen is the Washington SBDC Eastern Regional Manager. He has over 20 years of experience as an SBDC Center Director and business advisor. 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 Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor (CBA), and member of the Washington Small Business Development Center Network.


StartUp NCW Mentoring Community

Through our partnership with MicroMentor, we have a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.


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