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August 2017

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  • Small Business Roundtable
  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Your Business -- Operate Smart [SBA Smart Start Series]
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  • Small Business Roundtable
  • Building a Business Plan [SCORE]
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  • Restaurant Success Orientation [SCORE]
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  • Which Social Media Site is Right for You? [SCORE]
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  • Understanding Overhead [MBDA Tacoma, PTAC, SBTRC]
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  • Small Business Roundtable
  • UW Seattle Supplier Orientation
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  • "AES/EEI Regulations" Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series [U.S. Commercial Service]
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  • Taxes on Small Business [SCORE]
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  • West Side Wake Up!
  • GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING ESSENTIALS SERIES – Laying the Groundwork
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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
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August 2, 2017
  • Small Business Roundtable

    August 2, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Quality Inn & Suites - 8820 South Hosmer Street Tacoma, WA 98444

    Every business has had to start at the bottom at some point and we all know that the climb to the top is not an easy one. Small Business Roundtable is a forum where small business can gather to discuss marketing issues, share solutions, and develop new ideas to help them succeed.
    For more information: http://bit.ly/2plSaGF

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  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    August 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Position yourself for success with expert advice. Generate cash faster and avoid common pitfalls -- Start with the right legal, insurance and accounting knowledge. Learn how to finance your product or service, identify key customers and develop a strong marketing platform. This workshop will help jumpstart any new business.

    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

    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2urHDet

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August 8, 2017
  • Your Business -- Operate Smart [SBA Smart Start Series]

    August 8, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 am
    Seattle Public Library-Delridge Branch 5423 Delridget Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

    You've completed your Business Plan, sought Financing, developed your Market strategy - now what?
    Attend this free workshop to learn about how to Operate your Business:
    - Choosing vendors, investors, stakeholders and advisors
    - Credit and collections
    - Hiring, firing and employment law
    - Timely tax reporting sales and B and O
    - Correct registrations and licensing
    - Distribution channels
    - Banking relationships
    - Preparing, reading and interpreting financial statements
    - Interact with a panel of experts and experienced business owners!
    Also brought to you by the Seattle Public Library.
    Registration and information here: http://bit.ly/2qKaGoY

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August 9, 2017
  • Small Business Roundtable

    August 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Financial Network - 5000 Bridgeport Way W University Place, WA 98467

    Every business has had to start at the bottom at some point and we all know that the climb to the top is not an easy one. Small Business Roundtable is a forum where small business can gather to discuss marketing issues, share solutions, and develop new ideas to help them succeed.
    For more information: http://bit.ly/2qtqBLN

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  • Building a Business Plan [SCORE]

    August 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

    The flagship workshop is coordinated by Jerry Zyskowski. Over the last 20 years, Jerry has helped numerous businesses get started and/or improve their current business operations. Learn proven techniques to plan for higher sales, profits and cash flow. Learn how experts avoid the pitfalls that cause many new businesses to fall.
    Topics covered:
    •Keys to success
    •Writing your business plan
    •How to conduct market research
    •Fact-based financial projections
    •Operations planning
    This workshop explains the process of creating an effective business plan from validating your idea with market research, through identifying and reaching your customers, to figuring out the details of delivering your product or service. You will learn how to create meaningful financial projections to manage your business or raise funds. This workshop is suitable for everyone whether you are starting a new business from scratch or need to update an existing business plan. This is an interactive workshop. We encourage participation by all attendees -- so bring alnog your questions and concerns. You'll get to meet and network with other local entrepreneurs. This workshop comes with an opportunity to have your very own SCORE counselor to work with in the development of your business plan, at no cost.
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2u2yrdU

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August 10, 2017
  • Restaurant Success Orientation [SCORE]

    August 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    2401 4th Ave, Suite #450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Are you planning on opening or expanding a restaurant or mobile food business? Do you need help navigating the requirements and regulations? In this workshop, learn the ins and outs of the various permits and licenses you need to open or expand your food business.
    More Information
    Whether you are starting or expanding your restaurant or mobile food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your restaurant or mobile food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your restaurant business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you. Bring your questions to this orientation and meet the City of Seattle’s OED who can help provide and guide you to the resources that will help you get started and grow.
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2vvvBOc

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August 11, 2017
  • Which Social Media Site is Right for You? [SCORE]

    August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE - 2401 4th Ave, Suite #450 Seattle, WA 98121

    It's a great time to evaluate and adjust your on-line marketing, so let's look at your social media! The three most widely used social media sites are Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter. Learn what makes them different, what kinds of people use each and some tips for what works best with each. Engage Followers!
    For information and registration: http://conta.cc/2uFZtKy

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August 15, 2017
  • Understanding Overhead [MBDA Tacoma, PTAC, SBTRC]

    August 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Tacoma Municipal Building Room 243 - 747 Market Street Rm 243, Tacoma, WA 98402

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Small Business owners who are relatively new to federal contracting and need to determine how much to charge for products or services to make a profit.
    For more information and registration: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0D39jjY9WPtSXdJT0lteUx3MmM

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August 16, 2017
  • Small Business Roundtable

    August 16, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Banner Bank - 1015 A Stree, Ste 100 Tacoma, WA 98402

    Every business has had to start at the bottom at some point and we all know that the climb to the top is not an easy one. Small Business Roundtable is a forum where small business can gather to discuss marketing issues, share solutions, and develop new ideas to help them succeed.
    For more information: http://bit.ly/2pyj2OI

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  • UW Seattle Supplier Orientation

    August 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    4300 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 Roosevelt Commons West, 3rd Floor

    The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University. Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle Campus. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers, UW Procurement Services, UW Business Diversity, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development and State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Procurement staff.
    For More information: http://bit.ly/2qt9ysW

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August 17, 2017
  • "AES/EEI Regulations" Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series [U.S. Commercial Service]

    August 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Webinar

    The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is collaborating with the National Customs Brokers Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Educational Institute to present an exporting mechanics webinar series. The series will provide U.S. small and medium size businesses with the basic exporting information they need to help them increase exports abroad, while increasing employment and jobs in the United States.
    In this webinar, exporters will learn about the Automated Export System (AES), the legal requirements for filing in AES, the process on how to submit your Electronic Export Information (EEI) to AES, and the use of authorized agents as an option to filing the EEI. This webinar is for the beginner or new to exporting U.S. small and medium size business.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2vV7tZd

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August 23, 2017
  • Taxes on Small Business [SCORE]

    August 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE - 2401 4th Ave, Suite #450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Do you want to know the five key strategies small businesses can use to reduce their Federal and Washington taxes? Do you want to gain a deeper knowledge of what taxes you and your business are required to pay? If you answer either of these questions with a "yes", you need to attend this workshop which is specifically designed for small businesses.
    This workshop will:
    •Show you the types of taxes to which a business in Washington may be required to pay.
    •Demonstrate to you with real-life examples how to minimize your business and personal taxes so you keep more money in your business and your pocket.
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2rju8gl

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August 25, 2017
  • West Side Wake Up!

    August 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Allenmore Pavilion - 2013 S Cedar St #2125 Tacoma, WA 98405

    This monthly business forum for the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber West Side Branch provides those doing business with the opportunity to receive the benefit of an educational topic and community updates.
    For more information: http://bit.ly/2qsZlNc

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  • GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING ESSENTIALS SERIES – Laying the Groundwork

    August 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Thurston Economic Development Council @ 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, USA

    Laying the Groundwork
    An Introduction to Government Procurement

     Who are you selling to?
     What are they buying?
     How do they buy?
    Get these and other questions answered at this fun and lively basic introductory class.
    WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 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.
    Questions?? www.washingtonptac.org
    Last Friday of each month
    2:30 pm—3:30 pm
    Thurston Economic Development Council
    4220 6th Avenue SE
    Lacey WA 98503
    Classes are FREE!
    To register washingtonptac.org – Events Calendar – Laying the Groundwork
    To view on line anytime washingtonptac.org
    Webinars
    For assistance contact George Sharp
    360-464-6043
     

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August 30, 2017
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    August 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE - 2401 4th Ave, Suite #450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Learn how to read and understand financial statements. Understand how they apply to your business situation and what the various parts of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement mean. Learn how to evaluate the financial health of your business through the analysis of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

    Half-day Workshop (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Topics covered:
    Finance\Accounting terminology
    Why your Balance Sheet is so important
    The relationship between The Balance Sheet & Income Statement
    Cash & accrual methods of accounting
    Taxes and your Income Statement
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2vnKO4Q

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