Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advising

SBDC Advisor Shawn Palmer

NEW! Free Business Advising with SBDC Advisor Shawn Palmer 

The City of Kirkland has recently contracted to be able to offer Kirkland businesses the services of East King County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisor, Shawn Palmer. Shawn provides no-cost, one-on-one, confidential advising to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow or buy/sell their businesses.

A decorated Navy veteran, accredited small business consultant, and professional mentor, Palmer will share his expertise with the East King County business community based on his 21 years of entrepreneurial experience. Palmer also served as a parent volunteer in the Lake Washington School District. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Central Washington University with his BS in Business Administration, and from WGU with his Masters in Management and Leadership. His role will help East King County small businesses solve the challenges of recovery from the pandemic and building resilience going forward.

East King County small business owner can access Mr. Palmer’s services for free by emailing him at or (425) 885-4014, Ext. 3.