Washington Small Business Development Center
Sponsored by Washington State University (and housed at Bates Technical College), the WSBDC provides no-fee, confidential, one-on-one counseling to small businesses on all management topics. John Rodenberg serves as the Business Development Specialist for the Small Business Development Center’s Tacoma office.
Impact Washington (formerly Washington Manufacturing Services) is a non-profit organization that strenthens Washington manufacturers to make them more globally competitive. Impact Washington offers a variety of services, including consulting regarding lean manufacturing and plant layout, among other things. Deloit R. Wolfe Jr., Director of Marketing and Business Development, leads and supports a field staff of 7 and a resource partner group of 45. Impact Washington’s services are fee-based, but they provide a free initial consultation.
Energy Audits from Puget Sound Energy
Puget Sound Energy offers free energy audits to its business clients to help them lower their energy costs. To speak to a PSE Energy Advisor, call 1 (800) 562-1482.
Energy Audits from Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power offers free energy audits to its business clients to help them lower their energy costs. They can review your energy consumption and identify potential ways to reduce and better manage your electrical power. If you are interested in pursuing this, please contact TPU’s Energy Services Division at (253) 502-8619.