Your guide to better business.

Let the Business Resource Navigator steer you toward new opportunities. We understand how difficult it can be to run your business while trying to stay up-to-date on the resources you need — such as startup capital, growth capital, grants, retirement and retention programs, labor market data, tax incentives, ADA information, government procurement, and much more. The navigator is the single point of contact to provide custom resource guidance (and yes, it’s a real person!).

Ready to discover your options?

Meet your Business Resource Navigator,

Rick Peenstra

Rick Peenstra has been a community banker in the Tri Cities for over 40 years, helping local businesses to start and grow.  With a background in lending and finance, he has the ability to analyze business needs and craft a solution tailored to your particular business.  Additionally, he has been a SCORE counselor for over 10 years, assisting aspiring entrepreneurs to plan, start and run their business.  Rick is able to bring his knowledge and experience to his role as the Business Resource Navigator and is ready to help your business grow and thrive. 

Schedule now to get the ball rolling.

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Here’s how it works.

The Business Resource Navigator is free to business owners in Benton County.

Set up an appointment.

The Business Resource Navigator is available by appointment, schedule today!

Talk it through.

Your navigator will listen to your business’s unique needs and begin to walk you through your options.

Receive guidance.

The Business Resource Navigator will develop a custom resource guide to meet your specific challenges. Your guide may include information about grants, loans, supplies, webinars, training, services, and other programs that are available for businesses located in Benton County.