Jennifer Dye

Associate State Director at Washington Small Business Development Center
Washington Small Business Development Center

Jennifer is an experienced and innovative leader in business management/leadership. A previous small business owner herself, she is passionate about empowering others and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit. She excels at partnering with her clients to find solutions to the often complex challenges faced by today’s business owners. A believer in life-long learning, she graduated from the University of Washington’s Leadership MBA Program and the Leadership Eastside’s 2-year Adaptive Leadership program in 2016. She has been an adjunct professor in marketing and management since 2017.

Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn.

Jennifer on mentorship

I have had inspiring and encouraging mentors throughout my career. As a business advisor and adjunct professor I find my greatest joy in helping others. I am looking forward to giving back to my Alma Mater as a mentor. In the words of Leo Rosten: “I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.”
– Leo Rosten

Specialty topics

  • Marketing
  • Staff recruitment training and retention
  • Business valuation
  • Funding acquisition

Favorite books and learning resources

  • Start with Why
  • Transitions, Inc.
  • Fortune
  • WSJ

Fun facts

Jennifer is a trained martial artist, certified yoga instructor, mountain-biker, singer and painter of gnomes.