Small Business Advisor

In partnership with Washington State University and the Small Business Development Center, the City of Bellevue and OneRedmond have partnered to provide small business advising services on Seattle’s Eastside. Our advisor can provide specialized support to all small business owners in all industries, including in collaboration with a statewide network of colleagues and experts.

Shawn Palmer

Shawn Palmer is a Business Advisor with OneRedmond and OneEastside in Redmond, WA. Shawn meets with current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to assist in tackling the fun challenges of business growth and resilience.

Shawn combines strong analytics with creative problem-solving; skills honed as a decorated Naval officer, near-20-year career operating his financial advising firm, and has taught creative writing to fourth graders. (Haiku, anyone?) He has held his accreditation as a Small Business Consultant since December 2019, and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Central Washington University (2001) and Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from WGU (2020).

A lover of animals and a proud “12”, Shawn’s non-fatherhood life highlights include running one marathon in a combat zone, summiting the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, appearing on ESPN’s Sportscenter, once working a 25-hour workday in one calendar day, and crafting a superior plate of nachos. His beautiful daughter, Brooklynn, is attending his Alma Mater (CWU) studying Early Childhood Education.

To schedule a meeting with Shawn, please access his online calendar here.

The Eastside’s Small Business Advisor is made possible through a partnership between OneRedmond, the City of Bellevue, and the Washington Small Business Development Center.

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