Growing the Economy: One Small Business at a Time
The original WEST Company—Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Training—was
founded more than thirty years ago by an intrepid team of Mendocino County women.
Today, the recently renamed West Business Development Center, has morphed into a
Twenty-first Century no-cost small business consulting and training center that reaches
every corner of our rural county. With dynamic educational programs and consulting
for small businesses owned by all genders, WBDC is changing lives and helping
our county’s economy to survive the usual dilemmas presented to owners of
small businesses, along with unusual ones, like the pandemic, and turning
paycheck-to-paycheck firms into sustainable, thriving enterprises.