Growing Your Business

The Thurston EDC has several programs and activities designed to help you grow your business. Check out the links below to learn more about the programs that will serve you best.

ScaleUp Training Series

ScaleUp Training Series is a comprehensive business growth training program, which includes in-person classroom training and one-on-one coaching to help small business owners plan and achieve their goals.  It is comprised of three courses that come together to bring the greatest value to the “Scaler”. These courses are Business TuneUp, Build Your Market and Financial Mastery. Each of these courses, lasting 4 weeks each, addresses an imperative piece to running a successful small business.  Find out more about our curriculum, instructors and success stories by clicking below.

Trainings & Workshops

The EDC offers several training workshops each month to help businesses in all stages of development. Find the one(s) that can help your business grow!

Government Contracting

Government contracting can be a great way to gain sustainable and profitable business. The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center located here at the CB&I is here to help guide you through the process.

One-on-One Business Counseling

The CB&I has highly-skilled technical business coaches and trainers on staff, ready to help you maximize your business potential. Join us for one counseling session, or have a long-term mentor relationship with our coaches.

Thurston Investment Network (ThINk)

ThINk is a membership-based network. Through the Thurston Investment Network (ThINk), people with a desire to have a local component to their investment portfolio have an opportunity to connect with local business owners who need capital.

Economic Gardening

Economic Gardening® targets second-stage companies already operating in a community. It helps these existing businesses grow larger by assisting them with strategic issues and providing them with customized research.