Joseph B. Harris, B.S., MBA

Joseph B. Harris, B.S., MBA

Joseph B. Harris is a professor in the WSU Carson College of Business’ Department of Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship. He assists the state’s small businesses with high-tech product development and commercialization. He also provides direct one-to-one counseling to small business owners for management and technical issues, such as strategy development, cash flow analysis, market plan development, business plan development, policies and procedures, purchase or sale of business, and access to capital.

Harris also serves as an adjunct professor in the WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. He has taught classes in entrepreneurial marketing, management, and finance. He has also taught Mgt. 496, which leads the student through the process of writing a business plan for their own business, and Mgt. 492 which teaches students to act as a consultant to local businesses. Harris worked for several years as a counselor for the Washington Small Business Development Center. During this time, he worked with more than 800 small businesses in the state, consulting on such issues as business plan development, business startup, marketing, finance, management, and strategy.

Harris operated his own business for eight years. His scientific instrument manufacturing company had sales of over $1 million with 14 employees. He has personally been involved in the writing and administering three successful SBIR Phase I awards and one Phase II award granted to companies he has owned. He holds B.S. and MBA degrees from Washington State University.

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