Tacoma small-business adviser John Rodenberg honored for securing funding of $6 million-plus for clients

Staff writerJune 16, 2014 

John Rodenberg has earned a place in the Washington Small Business Development Center Five Million Dollar Club.

Duane Fladland, interim state director of the center, has announced that Rodenberg, a business adviser with the WSBDC at Bates Technical College,  last year helped clients secure more than $6 million, bringing his total lifetime capital acquisition to more than $35.5 million.

In a note to education and economic development officials, Fladland said Rodenberg “established or continued an advising relationship with more than 99 small business owners in and around Tacoma, helping them face myriad challenges including cash flow management, market research, financial statement analysis, business plans, marketing, cost-cutting strategies and much more” in 2013.

While assisting other entrepreneurs, Rodenberg last year assisted 12 clients in receiving new funding to start, expand or acquire an asset for their small businesses – for a total of $6.5 million in funding from local banks, credit unions, equity and private funding.


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