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February 2018

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  • Social Media for Small Business 101
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  • Contracting Coffee Hour
  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]
  • Accident Prevention Program
  • Employer's Introduction to L&I
  • Let’s Talk Business!- Upgrading How You Live, Love, and Lead Part 1 [WCWB]
  • VIBE Brown Bag Series - Having It All, and Losing It All - Featuring, Heidi Grace, Owner &CEO
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  • Driving Your Business's Profitability through Budgeting [SCORE]
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  • Alaska Business Forum: Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Development [Seattle Chamber]
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  • Introduction to Government Contracting, Programs and Certifications [PTAC]
  • 2018 World Trade Center Globe Awards
  • Empleadores: prepárense para la ley de Permisos por enfermedad pagados
  • Artificial Intelligence: Humans Need Not Apply...OR Machines, Humans, & Myths [Tacoma AFWA]
  • Starting a bookkeeping Service [America's SBDC Idaho]
  • South Hill - Your Business -- Law & Tax Essentials
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  • Protecting Ideas and Intellectual Property in the Global Market [EFACW]
  • Live Webinar - Emerging Leaders Q&A
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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series - Blue Snow-How to Win in Business - Featuring Collin Couldice, Owner & CEO
  • Perfectly Fair Equity Splits for Bootstrapped Startups [Bunker Labs Seattle]
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  • Federal Contracting 101 [SBA Seattle District Office]
  • How to Get Money for Your Small Business [SBA Seattle District Office]
  • Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library [SBA Seattle District Office]
  • Perfectly Fair Equity Splits for Bootstrapped Startups [Bunker Labs Seattle]
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  • Laying the Groundwork [Washington PTAC]
  • Colville, WA - Workshop: Introduction to Government Contracting [PTAC]
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  • Free Tools for Starting a Business [SBA]
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  • (GSA) Public Building Service O&M Small Business Industry Day [Washington PTAC]
  • Business Expert Session: Intellectual Property & Patents with Trina Saldana [Business Impact NW]
  • Live Webinar: Let’s Talk Business! Turning Time into Profit [WCWB]
  • VIBE Brown Bag Series - Unbroken-The Army Didn't Teach Me Anything About Business - Featuring Dr. Jared Williamson, Founder and CEO
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  • Intro To Business Startup [WCWB]
  • Snohomish County Buyers Event - Navigating the Government Pond in Snohomish County [Washington PTAC]
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  • Starting & Growing a Consulting Business [SCORE]
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  • Grow & Thrive [Business Impact NW]
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  • Spokane - QuickBooks Financial Management [SCORE]
February 7, 2018
  • Social Media for Small Business 101

    February 7, 2018 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am
    NIC Workforce Training Center - 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID 83854

     Social Media for Small Business 101

    Topic: Marketing and Sales

    This workshop is specifically tailored to people just starting out with social media and social networking. This is an entry level, or beginner seminar. Sites we will explore include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. What you'll learn in this workshop is how to become comfortable using your own Facebook profile, how to set up a Twitter account, and how to use LinkedIn.This entry level class is a fit if you have just started your personal Facebook account but have no idea how to use it, if you don't have a Twitter account and if you don't have a LinkedIn profile.Social Media for Small Business 101 helps you build a foundation for using social media for your business. The key to being successful on social media sites is to understand how they work on the personal side, before exploring how to use them for business.

    Speaker(s): Josh King

    Click on the link below to enroll. You will be redirected to the North Idaho College Workforce Training Website to register for this training. Click "add to cart". You will then need to sign in or create a new student profile. Follow the remaining steps to complete the registration process.

    02.06.18 Social Media for Small Business 101 Fee $39.00

    Phone: (208)665-5085
    Email: kaziegler@nic.edu

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  • Contracting Coffee Hour

    February 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    2021 NW Myhre Rd, SILVERDALE WA 98383-8562

    Washington PTAC

    Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions! KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour - an open forum for businesses with questions about contracting with the government. This is your opportunity to meet with contracting experts, network with other contractors, discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, and identify support services available for contractors. Contracting Coffee Hours are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 am in the first floor conference room at Cavalon Place II, 2021 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale. Please register in advance (although we won't turn you away if you drop in -- you will just have more writing to do!) Retired Government Contracting Officers, Mona Carlson and Mary Jo Juarez will host the event and over the next few months bring in a variety of former government contracting and subject matter experts, including current Small Business Liaisons, and large business representatives who are looking for subcontracting opportunities, and offer support the contracting community. This is a great opportunity, in an informal setting, to gain insights into the Government contracting process and to provide input on future workshop needs. No Fee. Please register online to let us know you are attending. Stop in and have a donut with Mona and Mary Jo and get your questions answered!

     Parking: on the end of the building between the Pacific NW Title Building and Kitsap Credit Union -- there are several healthcare providers in the building and the front parking is reserved for them. Thank you for your flexibility!

    Register here

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  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Greater Seattle SCORE 2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Position yourself for success. Start your business with the right legal, insurance and accounting advice. Learn how to finance your product or service, identify key customers and develop a marketing plan. This workshop will help jump start any new business.

    Register Now

    • Topics Covered:
    • Choosing the right legal entity
    • Conducting your own market research
    • Understanding accounting / taxes
    • Know your insurance / liability
    • How to meet your financing needs

    We encourage participation by all attendees. Asking questions and sharing business experiences adds to the educational value you will receive. Get to meet other entrepreneurs and establish networks. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. We want all to be completely satisfied.

    A gourmet box lunch is included in the cost of this workshop.

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  • Accident Prevention Program

    February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    729 100th St. SE., Everett, WA. 98208-3727

    Washington state law requires employers to develop and implement a written safety program tailored to their work site hazards and needs. This workshop is an overview of the basic steps to developing an effective Accident Prevention Program including: How to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis How to identify training and personal protective equipment needs What are the required elements of a written Accident Prevention Program Implementation strategies, and the benefits of an effective program What resources are available through L&I to help you develop your written safety program Workshop designed for: All employers who need help writing or revising their safety program.

    Accident Prevention Program workshops are not currently being scheduled but may be available by request for small groups.

    If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Troy Woodard at 425-290-1433 or email wooz235@lni.wa.gov. 

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  • Employer's Introduction to L&I

    February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    12806 Gateway Dr S, Tukwila, WA 98168

    Attending this free workshop will make it easy for all business owners and managers to work with L&I. You will learn:

    • The essentials about workers' compensation, quarterly reporting, what to do if your employee is injured, wage and hour laws, and contractor registration rules
    • How to save money and time by using L&I resources to develop a safety culture at your business
    • Various ways L&I partners with you to keep your workforce safe and healthy

    This workshop is also available in Spanish. Check to see the schedule for this Spanish version

    NOTE: All workshops are held at L&I office locations except for Spokane Valley. The Spokane Valley workshops are held at CenterPlace Event Center.

    • If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Small Business at 800-987-0145 or email SmallBusiness@lni.wa.gov

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  • Let’s Talk Business!- Upgrading How You Live, Love, and Lead Part 1 [WCWB]

    February 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Awakening the next Evolutionary Phase of Women’s Leadership: Upgrading How You Live, Love and Lead

    You will learn about a new paradigm of leadership for women that brings together all of our Feminine and Masculine strengths into an upgraded ‘inner operating system’ that gives us access to radical new levels of wisdom, love and power.

    Part 1 – Feb 7: Live session with Faith Trimble, CEO of The Athena Group interviewing Suzanne Anderson, author of an award-winning book The Way of the Mysterial Woman – about women and the evolutionary upgrade in how we live, love and lead.

    Part 2 – Coming March 7: Diving a bit deeper into what is a mysterial woman, and why are we needed now. This is a introductory webinar to Suzanne’s Mysterial Depth program.

    Where: Webinar

    Cost: Free

    Contact: Traci Hansen

    Phone: 360.464.6050

    Event Website

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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series - Having It All, and Losing It All - Featuring, Heidi Grace, Owner &CEO

    February 7, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building Room 307A - 1907 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma WA

    The Veterans Incubator for BetterEntrepreneurship (VIBE) would like to introduce its upcoming Brown Bag Serieson Wednesday January 17, 2018. These workshops will give start-ups, teams,and students a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-ontraining and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches ofbusiness. All are welcome to attend.

    Find out more about VIBE on their UWTacoma webpage.

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February 8, 2018
  • Driving Your Business's Profitability through Budgeting [SCORE]

    February 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Greater Seattle SCORE 2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Do you want to make your small businesses more profitable? Do you want to control your costs better? Do you want to develop strategies to drive more revenue for your business? Do you want to develop an annual budget for your business, but just never took the time to do so?

    If you answered either of these questions with a "yes", you need to attend this workshop which is specifically designed for small business owners.

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    All attendees to this workshop need to have been in business for at least one full year, and preferably two years or more.

    This workshop will:

    • Show you step by step on how to develop a challenging but realistic sales projection for your business.
    • Demonstrate to you the simple process of developing an annual budget for your small business.

    This workshop is conducted by Joe Heinrich, a SCORE Mentor since 2011, who is a retired CPA having worked for 12 years with KPMG, an international accounting firm, and 22 years with Coca-Cola Enterprises in various finance executive positions.  Joe will "show you the money" so that your investment in this workshop will help you reap hidden profitability in your business.

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February 9, 2018
  • Alaska Business Forum: Fisheries, Seafood and Maritime Development [Seattle Chamber]

    February 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    1301 Fifth Ave, Suite 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101

    Alaska’s seafood industry is the third largest overall job-creator in the state generating approximately $5.2 billion in annual labor income and Washington continues to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this. This resource is valued by consumers around the world and demand is increasing faster than production from wild fisheries.  

    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2o2eqEY

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February 12, 2018
  • Introduction to Government Contracting, Programs and Certifications [PTAC]

    February 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    12 Tribes Casino, Conference Room #2 28968 Highway 97, Omak WA 98841

    Every year the federal government purchases nearly $500 billion in goods and services from the private sector. Come learn how to successfully find, bid on, and win government contracts!

    Is your business planning to or currently pursuing federal, state, or local government contracts as a way to generate more revenue? Are you overwhelmed by the confusing regulations, terminology, and systems you need to navigate to be successful in government contracting? Or have you tried to win a government contract but had no success?

    If you answered yes to any of these, we encourage you to attend our FREE workshop put on by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

    At this workshop you will learn:

    - How to research what the government buys, from who, how much they pay

    - How to navigate the confusing government contracting systems and databases

    - How to market to the government

    - How to find government contracts

    - How to read and reply to a solicitation

    - About different certifications your business may be eligible for to make you more competitive

    - About programs to help grow your business and 

    - So much more!

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February 13, 2018
  • 2018 World Trade Center Globe Awards

    February 13, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
    Foss Waterway Seaport 705 Dock St. Tacoma, WA 98402

    Join the World Trade Center Tacoma in celebration as they recognize excellence in international trade at the 24th Annual Globe Awards!

    Festivities Include:

    • Awards
    • Appetizers and cocktails

    In Partnership With: Port of Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber and City of Tacoma


    Fees/Admission:  Cost to attend is $50.00 *Join the World Trade Center and get a free ticket*

    Contact Information: 
    Jennifer Chernut
    253-683-4881
    jenniferc@tacomachamber.org

    Register now: http://bit.ly/2DgYx0G 

     

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  • Empleadores: prepárense para la ley de Permisos por enfermedad pagados

    February 13, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 am

    Esta clase en línea cubre la ley de Permisos por enfermedad pagados que requiere que los empleadores brinden permisos por enfermedad pagados a la mayoría de los empleados a partir del 1ro. de enero de 2018. Obtenga información general sobre la Iniciativa 1433, que modificó la ley estatal de salario mínimo garantizando que se paguen propinas y cargos por servicio al personal según corresponda, y exige que los empleadores brinden permisos por enfermedad pagados. 

    Where: Webinar

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  • Artificial Intelligence: Humans Need Not Apply...OR Machines, Humans, & Myths [Tacoma AFWA]

    February 13, 2018 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 am
    1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA

    Will your job be here in 5 or 10 years, or do you need to develop new skills to stay relevant? Learn what is truth and what is myth in the current question of human or machine, as well as what jobs are most likely to be replaced by machines. Join us to become acquainted with the latest developments in artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, data science, and machine learning.

    More details and reservation information at http://www.afwatacoma.org

    RSVP required by Thursday, February 8th,  5 p.m.

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  • Starting a bookkeeping Service [America's SBDC Idaho]

    February 13, 2018 @ 1:30 am - 4:30 am
    NIC Workforce Training Center 525 W. Clearwater Loop Post Falls, ID 83854

    Discover how to start and run a successful bookkeeping service. Discussion will cover newly enacted Internal Revenue Service requirements, marketing, and pricing your services.

    Click on the link below to enroll. You will be redirected to the North Idaho College Workforce Training Website to register for this training. Click "add to cart". You will then need to sign in or create a new student profile. Follow the remaining steps to complete the registration process.

    Fee: $ 39.00

    Phone: (208) 665-5085
    Email: kaziegler@nic.edu

    Registrar 

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  • South Hill - Your Business -- Law & Tax Essentials

    February 13, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
    South Hill Pierce County Library 15420 Meridian Ave E Puyallup, WA 98375

    When starting or growing your small business, you need to make sure you’re asking the right legal and tax questions to set yourself up for success and protect your assets. This class does not constitute legal advice, but will provide you with the tools you need to make the best legal and tax decisions.

    Join local legal and tax professionals, and a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as they outline resources available to your small business.

    This free workshop will help you understand:

    • Different business structures and their pros and cons from tax and legal perspectives

    • How to legally maintain your business structure

    • The importance of a dissolution agreement, especially in multiple-owner-businesses

    • Privacy policy and your small business

    • Intro to proper employee classification and documentation

    • An overview of which business expenses are generally deductible

    • Local resources to help you select the best on-going legal and accounting advice

    Register  

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  • Protecting Ideas and Intellectual Property in the Global Market [EFACW]

    February 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    459 Madison St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    DESCRIPTION

    Do you have questions about patents, trademarks, and other ways to protect intellectual property? Come and meet U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Regional Director John Cabeca as he leads a discussion on intellectual property (IP) strategies and why small businesses and startups should consider them.

    Take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to have a direct conversation with John Cabeca, Regional Director of the West Coast for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In this Q&A session, you’ll find out:

    Topics include:

    • Overview of intellectual property types: patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets.
    • Why should entrepreneurs and small businesses consider protecting their IP?
    • Benefits of a Provisional Patent Application.
    • Protecting Your IP Overseas.
    • Resources and assistance available through the USPTO, including overseas assistance from the IP Attaché program.

    As the Regional Director of the West Coast United States Patent and Trademark Office, John Cabeca carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for establishing and leading the USPTO's west coast regional office located in Silicon Valley. 

    A veteran of the USTPO for over 26 years, Mr. Cabeca previously served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO. In this role, he worked closely across the Agency's leadership to implement the policies and priorities for the USPTO. He began his career at the USPTO as a patent examiner after graduating from Widener University with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Mr. Cabeca became a Supervisory Patent Examiner in 1997 and joined the Senior Executive Service in 2008 serving as a Patent Technology Center Director over the semiconductor and electrical systems technologies. 

    Mr. Cabeca has dedicated much of his career to the USPTO's outreach and education programs focusing on small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. Over the years, he served in the Office of Petitions, the Office of Patent Legal Administration, the Office of Governmental Affairs and the Office of the Under Secretary. In 2006, Mr. Cabeca was appointed a Department of Commerce Science and Technology Fellow and served on special assignment to the Executive Office of the President in the United States Trade Representative's Office. At USTR, he worked with multiple agencies on a variety of international intellectual property rights issues and played an integral role in the Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the Republic of Korea

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February 14, 2018
  • Live Webinar - Emerging Leaders Q&A

    February 14, 2018 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am

    The SBA Emerging Leaders program isa "mini-MBA" for small businesses on the brink of growth. Joinus for this information session to learn more about the program and have yourquestions answered.

    Register

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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series - Blue Snow-How to Win in Business - Featuring Collin Couldice, Owner & CEO

    February 14, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building Room 307A - 1907 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, WA

    The Veterans Incubator for BetterEntrepreneurship (VIBE) would like to introduce its upcoming Brown Bag Serieson Wednesday January 17, 2018. These workshops will give start-ups, teams,and students a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-ontraining and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches ofbusiness. All are welcome to attend.

    Find out more about VIBE ontheir UWTacoma webpage.

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  • Perfectly Fair Equity Splits for Bootstrapped Startups [Bunker Labs Seattle]

    February 14, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - February 15, 2018 1:00 am
    CoMotion Labs@Startup Hall, 1100 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle

    Creating anunfair equity split with partners is not only one of the most devastatingmistakes founders can make, but also one of the most common. Conventional"fixed" equity models are the core problem, yet they are still widelyused. Dynamic equity models are becoming more popular because they allowfounders too create a perfectly fair equity split while providing protectionfor all participants. This seminar will teach attendees a simple method forimplementing a dynamic split and virtually eliminating equity disputes. Everycompany founder that plans to share equity needs to learn how to ensurefairness.

    Key Lessons:

    • Why conventional fixed-split equity models set founders up for failure
    • How to implement a dynamic equity model that is perfectly fair to all participants
    • What to do when partners or employees quit or get fired

    Register 

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February 15, 2018
  • Federal Contracting 101 [SBA Seattle District Office]

    February 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    2401 Fourth Avenue Suite 450 Seattle, WA

    Join the SBA Seattle District Office online or in person for the following free workshop

    Thefederal government purchases billions of dollars of goods and services everyyear. Discover how to use small business certifications and set-asides to getyour share of their business along with free resources for governmentprocurement. 

    Register

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  • How to Get Money for Your Small Business [SBA Seattle District Office]

    February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    2401 Fourth Avenue Suite 450 Seattle, WA

    Join the SBA Seattle District Office online or in person for the following free workshop

    Learn valuable information on borrowing money to start or grow a small business. The SBA offers a wide range of loan programs whether your business needs $500 or $5 million, our network is here to help. 

    Register   

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  • Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library [SBA Seattle District Office]

    February 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    2401 Fourth Avenue Suite 450 Seattle, WA

    Join the SBA Seattle District Office online or in person for the following free workshop

    Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Join a librarian who will help you navigate the market research databases available to you for free with your library card.    

    Register

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  • Perfectly Fair Equity Splits for Bootstrapped Startups [Bunker Labs Seattle]

    February 14, 2018 @ 11:00 pm - February 15, 2018 1:00 am
    CoMotion Labs@Startup Hall, 1100 NE Campus Pkwy, Seattle

    Creating anunfair equity split with partners is not only one of the most devastatingmistakes founders can make, but also one of the most common. Conventional"fixed" equity models are the core problem, yet they are still widelyused. Dynamic equity models are becoming more popular because they allowfounders too create a perfectly fair equity split while providing protectionfor all participants. This seminar will teach attendees a simple method forimplementing a dynamic split and virtually eliminating equity disputes. Everycompany founder that plans to share equity needs to learn how to ensurefairness.

    Key Lessons:

    • Why conventional fixed-split equity models set founders up for failure
    • How to implement a dynamic equity model that is perfectly fair to all participants
    • What to do when partners or employees quit or get fired

    Register 

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February 16, 2018
  • Perfectly Fair Equity Splits for Bootstrapped Startups [Bunker Labs Seattle]

    February 16, 2018 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am
    WeWork (South Lake Union), 500 Yale Ave N, Seattle

    Creating anunfair equity split with partners is not only one of the most devastatingmistakes founders can make, but also one of the most common. Conventional"fixed" equity models are the core problem, yet they are still widelyused. Dynamic equity models are becoming more popular because they allowfounders too create a perfectly fair equity split while providing protectionfor all participants. This seminar will teach attendees a simple method forimplementing a dynamic split and virtually eliminating equity disputes. Everycompany founder that plans to share equity needs to learn how to ensurefairness.

    Key Lessons:

    • Why conventional fixed-split equity models set founders up for failure
    • How to implement a dynamic equity model that is perfectly fair to all participants
    • What to do when partners or employees quit or get fired

    Register 

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  • Laying the Groundwork [Washington PTAC]

    February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    SBDC Whatcom County 1616 Cornwall Avenue, Suite 119 , Bellingham WA 98225

    For small business owners who know nothing about government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting is in your future.

    Instructions: For small business owners who know nothing about government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting is in your future.

    Contact: Cate Taylor (425) 248-4223
    Center: PTAC at Economic Alliance Snohomish
    Fee: None  
    Training Topics: Government Contracting

    Register

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  • Colville, WA - Workshop: Introduction to Government Contracting [PTAC]

    February 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    986 S Main St, Colville, WA 99114, USA

    Every year the federal government purchases nearly $500 billion in goods and services from the private sector. Come learn how to successfully find, bid on, and win government contracts!

    Is your business planning to or currently pursuing federal, state, or local government contracts as a way to generate more revenue? Are you overwhelmed by the confusing regulations, terminology, and systems you need to navigate to be successful in government contracting? Or have you tried to win a government contract but had no success?

    If you answered yes to any of these, we encourage you to attend our FREE workshop put on by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

    At this workshop you will learn:

    •  How to research what the government buys, from who, how much they pay
    • How to navigate the confusing government contracting systems and databases
    • How to market to the government
    • How to find government contracts
    • How to read and reply to a solicitation
    • About different certifications your business may be eligible for to make you more competitive
    • About programs to help grow your business and 

     So much more!

    Registrationhttp://bit.ly/2EM42ss  

    Contact: Ryan Rodin  rrodin@greaterspokane.org

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February 20, 2018
  • Free Tools for Starting a Business [SBA]

    February 20, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    2707 I St NE, Auburn, WA 98002, USA

    Thinking about starting a business? You may be surprised to learn how many free and low-cost tools are available to you.

    Attend this workshop to learn:

    • The first steps to take when starting a business
    • Where to find a business mentor or coach
    • Free and low-cost workshops, webinars, and training
    • Tools for market research
    • Templates for writing a business plan
    • Options for financing
    • Opportunities in government contracting

    A representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration and a local business advisor will available to answer your questions. Plus, this is a great workshop for people taking advantage of Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).

    This workshop is offered at 2 p.m. at the same location on the third Tuesday of every month:

    Registration: http://bit.ly/2Eup0Zi

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February 21, 2018
  • (GSA) Public Building Service O&M Small Business Industry Day [Washington PTAC]

    February 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Federal Center South, 4735 East Marginal Way, Seattle, WA 98134 (Galaxy Room)

    The U.S General Services Administration (GSA) Public Building Service is hosting an O&M Small Business Industry Day on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. This event will provide an education and overview of the O&M (NAICS 561210) contracting opportunities, coming up in FY 2018.   

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  • Business Expert Session: Intellectual Property & Patents with Trina Saldana [Business Impact NW]

    February 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    1437 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    This interactive session will provide a broad overview of what constitutes intellectual property, how to protect it, and what you need to know about intellectual property law. The topics will be presented with simple application scenarios, not legalese. A business’s services, products, process and company logos are valuable assets that create a company’s intellectual property. How can you help protect what makes your business unique? What is an intellectual property asset? What kinds of things can be protected and what kind of legal protection applies to what?

    Topics include:

    • copyrights
    • trade secrets
    • trademarks
    • patent laws

    About the presenter: Trina Saldana was born and raised in a small town in California. Not only is she a lawyer, she has experience being a business owner, since she once owned and operated a small ice cream and frozen yogurt shop in Sonoma, California. Her goal to become an attorney came after she worked for Disability Rights California, years later. At Disability Rights California, she worked to defend children with developmental disabilities. Being an advocate for others has been her calling, whether it is in a meeting or helping draft a legal document. In law school, because she had the science background to become a patent attorney she signed up for as many intellectual property classes as she could. Those courses included topics such as copyright law, trademark law, patent law, intellectual property licensing lab, and an intellectual property portfolio management course. She has been practicing law now for two years. Primarily she has been working in the area of intellectual property.

    Light lunch will be provided by Saldana Lawyers

    Registration: http://bit.ly/2o9e3oY

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  • Live Webinar: Let’s Talk Business! Turning Time into Profit [WCWB]

    February 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Success doesn’t have to come on a hamster wheel and while it does require effort, it can also be accomplished in a way that is sustainable and meaningful. During this workshop, Christy will help you find the sweet spot between effort and success so you can gain back your time without sacrificing profits.

    Registration: http://bit.ly/2o1UxM4


    Registration Policies:

    Registration and Fees: WCWB strives to bring you as many free workshops as possible, however sometimes we may ask for a nominal fee to help pay speaker, venue, and/or food fees. Payment of workshop fees may be made by check or credit card and must be received no later than 3 days prior to the event date to guarantee your space in an event.

    Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

    Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.

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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series - Unbroken-The Army Didn't Teach Me Anything About Business - Featuring Dr. Jared Williamson, Founder and CEO

    February 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building Room 307A - 1907 Jefferson Ave., Tacoma, WA

    The Veterans Incubator for BetterEntrepreneurship (VIBE) would like to introduce its upcoming Brown Bag Serieson Wednesday January 17, 2018. These workshops will give start-ups, teams,and students a chance to learn practical knowledge, as well as provide hands-ontraining and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches ofbusiness. All are welcome to attend.

    Find out more about VIBE ontheir UWTacoma webpage.

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February 22, 2018
  • Intro To Business Startup [WCWB]

    February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    4220 6th Ave SE , Lacey WA 98503

    This class is designed for those who are thinking about starting a business or in the early planning stages. Learn the fundamental elements of what makes a business successful, the basics of business planning, and the steps to take to turn an idea into a reality. Meet staff from the Washington Center for Women in Business and learn about the resources and support available to businesses at every stage through the WCWB and the Center for Business & Innovation.

    Registration: http://bit.ly/2GcQQtx

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  • Snohomish County Buyers Event - Navigating the Government Pond in Snohomish County [Washington PTAC]

    February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Robert J Drewel Building First Floor Meeting Rooms 3000 Rockefeller Ave , Everett WA 98201

    Training Topics: Government Contracting  

    Learn first hand from Snohomish County Purchasing Professional how to Navigating the Government Pond.
    The agenda will include a panel discussion, round table topics and networking with other businesses.
    Government participants:
    Snohomish County
    Community Transit
    City of Lynnwood

    Instructions: Plan to attend this informative Meet Buyers event to grow your knowledge, contacts and opportunities in the local Snohomish County government market.

    Point of Contact: Cate Taylor (425) 248-4223
    Center: PTAC at Economic Alliance Snohomish
    Fee: None   

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February 23, 2018
  • Starting & Growing a Consulting Business [SCORE]

    February 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
    2401 4th Ave, Suite #450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Turn your professional expertise into a profitable consulting business. Learn how to work smart, have clients come to you, generate business through word of mouth referrals and get paid what you're worth. Click register to read more.


    Topics Covered-

    • The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of consulting
    • 9 sales tips: Why people don’t hire you and how to get them to hire you on your terms
    • 15 marketing strategies that pull clients to you
    • Role plays and hot-seats to improve your performance
    • 7 ways to achieve work-life balance —have a business and a life
    • 3 keys to proposals that work
    • 10 time management to increase your efficiency
    • Providing value that accelerates your getting hired
    • How to setup a consulting business
    • Fees – why you charge too little and how to get more

    Presented by John Martinka of Partner On-Call Network

    John Martinka has 20 years of business experience supported by a Masters Degree in Finance and Economics from Marquette University. A recognized public speaker, John has developed a reputation for expertise in business acquisition and “problem solving”. He has the knowledge and real life experience which gains client confidence and delivers measurable results. John has owned three businesses, led a company turnaround and analyzed hundreds of acquisition candidates for scores of clients.

    A gourmet box lunch is included in the cost of this workshop.

    Registration: http://conta.cc/2EFTvyV

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February 26, 2018
  • Grow & Thrive [Business Impact NW]

    February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Grow & Thrive is a course perfect for any business owner who wants to take their business to the next level. This 6 week course is designed for business owners who have been in business at least a year and are averaging over $25,000 in sales a year. Through six, 3-hour sessions business owners will be paired with topic experts and spend time with mentors to design a plan to strategically grow their business.

    This opportunity is designed to be an immersive, six-week program and is a paid course.

    Prerequisites:

    • Been in business 12 months or longer
    • $25,000 or more in revenue
      • Or
    • Completed Launch and Grow
    • *For a full class description, visit the registration link*

    Fee: $399

    Registration: http://bit.ly/2syYZGz

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February 28, 2018
  • Spokane - QuickBooks Financial Management [SCORE]

    February 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    801 W Riverside Suite 444 SPOKANE, WA 99201

    A QuickBooks expert will guide you through using QuickBooks as a bookkeeping and financial management tool. Learn tips and shortcuts and get the answers to all of your QuckBooks questions. Lean the keys to financial management, along with resources and financial management practices. Especially valuable for those who are already in business.

    Fee: $25.00

    Registration: http://bit.ly/2BxM1vX

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