Small Business Resources

Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) services are free and confidential to business owners and managers in the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas.

The SBDC can help you develop solutions to your business problems. The Certified Business Advisor at the SBDC has experience with small businesses and the issues they may face.

For more information contact:
Bruce Davis,
 Certified Business Advisor

Small Business Development Center
7130 W. Grandridge Blvd. Ste. A
Kennewick, WA 99336

Office: (509) 735-1000
Email: bdavis@columbiabasin.edu

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCOG)
The BFCG lends to great people, doing great things, throughout Washington. Specializing in helping borrowers who cannot get needed financing from traditional sources. If you are a start-up with less than three years into the business, or a business that needs some financing for working capital, equipment, real estate or other types of growth, please give contact BFCOG.

Financing programs are designed to “fill the gap” between the amount of conventional financing available and the amount needed for the project.  The intent of gap financing is to provide the amount needed to develop a job-creating business expansion.  Loan amounts range from $5,000 to $500,000.

For more information contact:
Stephanie Seamans,
 Community and Economic Development Manager

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCOG)
1622 Terminal Drive
Richland, WA 99354

Office: (509) 943-9185
Email: sseamans@bfcog.us
Website: bfcog.us

SCORE
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than fifty years.

The Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities Chapter of SCORE is excited to be active.  We look forward to meeting our new clients and providing mentoring assistance.  Our office is located within the Tri-City Development Council (TRIDEC) building at the Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center; 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Suite A; Kennewick, WA 99336. If you need assistance, please enroll as a new client or call our office at (509)735-1000, ext. 235 and we will contact you. We are open by appointment.

For more information contact:
Mid-Columbia Tri-Cities Chapter of SCORE
7130 W. Grandridge Blvd. Ste. A
Kennewick, WA 99336

Office: (509) 735-1000 ext. 235
Website: midcolumbiatricities.score.org/

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