SBDC/StartZone Highline College


Business Advisor/Consultant

About Us

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.

StartZone is part of Highline College Business Development Center, founded in 2008. The initiative represents a beacon of hope and support for aspiring entrepreneurs from marginalized communities in South King County. This initiative is specifically designed to empower those who often face significant barriers in the business world, including low-income individuals, BIPOC communities, women, immigrants, refugees, and people with disabilities.

Rep/Contact Info

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Veronica Ochoa Chavira
Associate Business Advisor
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Andrew Powers
Certified Business Advisor
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Mr. Rich Shockley
Executive Director - Small Business Development Center
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Carolyn Sinay
Program Assistant