Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spokane SBDC Introduces New Business Advisor

Tammy Everts
Business Advisor

About Tammy Everts  
Tammy Everts joined the SBDC network in April of 2012 with over twenty years' experience in municipal government and economic development. She is an Associate Faculty member with Washington State University and the Spokane center serves the greater Spokane area, including Spokane, Stevens, and Lincoln counties.

Everts has worked with local industry, manufacturers, start-ups and entrepreneurs and knows what types of resources business owners and entrepreneurs are seeking and where to find information.

Tammy spent over five years with the Yakima County Development Association, a county-wide economic development organization. During her time with the agency, she worked in marketing and recruitment, business development, was director of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, maintained an entrepreneur and industry website and blog, coordinated workforce training and development activities for local manufacturers and organized and implemented a successful business plan competition for new businesses.

Everts has more than 15 years experience in municipal government; ranging from the cities of Prosser, Richland and Grandview, Washington and Soda Springs, Idaho. She has worked in almost every department for a city from running a parks & recreation department to doing payroll for 65 to 400 employees, and serving as Deputy City Clerk and Executive Assistant to the City Administrator. Everts has an MBA from City University and a BS degree in Recreation from the University of Idaho.

Areas of Specialization:
*Business counseling and coaching for entrepreneurs, start-up companies or existing businesses.
*Business plan development, review and analysis.
*Business expansion.
*Starting a business in Washington State.
*Tax credit and tax incentive programs, workforce development resources and other resources for new and expanding businesses.
*Government procurement.
*Business communication: blogs, social media, website maintenance and e-newsletters.

The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 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. You can reach Tammy or the Spokane SBDC at (509) 358-7893, or via the website to make an appointment.