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December 2017

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  • Federal Way - Your Business - Market Smart [SBA]
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  • Parkland/Spanaway - Your Business -- Start Smart
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  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Your Business on Google
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  • Florida Sales Tax Tales: Fact vs. Fiction [SCORE]
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  • Small Business Roundtable [Tacoma Pierce County Chamber]
  • Building a Business Plan[SCORE]
  • The Bonding/Access to Capital and Small Business Capacity Program [EASC, MBDA, WSDOT, SFAA]
  • Workforce Snohomish Healthcare Employer Roundtable
  • Mountlake Terrace - Your Business - Operate Smart [SBA]
  • Bellevue - Your Business - Start Smart [SBA]
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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
  • Live Webinar - Make the World's Biggest Buyer Your Customer Through Government [SBA]
  • Live Webinar - How to Get Money for Your Small Business [SBA]
  • Live Webinar - Tax Talks: End of the Year Tax Tips for Seasonal Employees [SBA]
  • Driving Your Business's Profitability through Budgeting [SCORE]
  • Live Webinar - DIY Market Research with the U.S. Census Bureau [SBA]
  • Oak Harbor - Your Business -- Operate Smart [SBA]
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  • The Bonding/Access to Capital and Small Business Capacity Program[EASC, MBDA, WSDOT, SFAA]
  • Auburn - Free Tools for Starting a Business [SBA]
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  • Small Business Roundtable [Tacoma Pierce County Chamber]
  • Olympia - Coffee & Cash: How to Finance Your Small Business [SBA]
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December 5, 2017
  • Federal Way - Your Business - Market Smart [SBA]

    December 5, 2017 @ 2:30 am - 4:00 am
    Federal Way Library 34200 1st Way S. Federal Way, WA 98003

    Have a great product or service, but not sure how to connect with new customers? Marketing is THE critical factor to your business success. Attend this free workshop to:
    •Discover powerful, cost-effective techniques to build your business

    •Start to develop a marketing strategy

    •Get connected with resources for free market research at your local library

    The workshop will be led by representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office and King County Library System.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2ybicMW

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December 6, 2017
  • Parkland/Spanaway - Your Business -- Start Smart

    December 6, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
    Pierce County Library - 13718 Pacific Ave S Tacoma, WA 98444

    Thinking about going into business for yourself?
    Join a local business coach and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Pierce County Library System as they walk you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

    This free workshop will help you understand:
    •How personal and business motivations effect success

    •The essential qualities of an entrepreneur

    •Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award

    •Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate

    •Elements of a good business plan

    •Free resources for market and business research

    •Pros and cons of different financing options available

    •Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2j6mxOT

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  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
    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/2zpeovf

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December 8, 2017
  • Your Business on Google

    December 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Your Business on Google

    Are you missing out on today’s hottest internet resource? Are you utilizing Google for your business?
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2k2XVHo

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December 12, 2017
  • Florida Sales Tax Tales: Fact vs. Fiction [SCORE]

    December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Webinar

    Understanding Florida’s sales and use tax laws is important for business success.  During this webinar, Florida Department of Revenue presenters will dispel the myths and guide you through the facts about sales tax, website resources, and other information to help you know:

    • How to file and pay tax and when it is due
    • Types of sales subject to sales tax
    • How to use the bracket system
    • Definition of use tax, and when and how to pay it
    • How to make changes in your business account
    • Proper use of your resale certificate

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

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December 13, 2017
  • Small Business Roundtable [Tacoma Pierce County Chamber]

    December 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 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 and registration: http://bit.ly/2ADvOVd

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  • Building a Business Plan[SCORE]

    December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
    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
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2hfGUsn

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  • The Bonding/Access to Capital and Small Business Capacity Program [EASC, MBDA, WSDOT, SFAA]

    December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    6431 Corson Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108

    Topics
    Bookkeeping and Financial Reports
    BID AND ESTIMATING CLASS
    The mechanics of estimating; pen and paper vs. software
    Why are you estimating this project?
    Estimating schedule
    When should you get in front of clients?
    What is your edge and competitive advantage?
    One on one with Banks, Bonding producers, Prime
    Contractors, Local Agencies, and Bonding Producers.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2zLjyS8

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  • Workforce Snohomish Healthcare Employer Roundtable

    December 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    808 134th St SW Suite 101 Everett, WA 98204

    This free, employer-led roundtable is a unique opportunity to engage industry employers and further our understanding of your workforce needs and challenges; including attracting, developing, and retaining skilled employees.
    Workforce Snohomish's overarching goal is to align education, government, and other community resources that will meet their regional employer needs. We anticipate a robust conversation that will bring to light the variety of issues that are seen from the different types and sizes of employers within the Healthcare industry.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2j3cF8Q

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December 14, 2017
  • Mountlake Terrace - Your Business - Operate Smart [SBA]

    December 14, 2017 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 am
    Mountlake Terrace Library - Sno-Isle Libraries, 23300 58th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043

    Want to improve your business operations?
    Attend this free workshop to learn about:
    •Choosing vendors, investors, and advisors

    •Credit and collections

    •Hiring, firing, employment law

    •Distribution channels

    •Learn from an interactive panel of experts and experienced business owners
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2zmIPC8

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  • Bellevue - Your Business - Start Smart [SBA]

    December 14, 2017 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 am
    Bellevue Library, KCLS - 1111 110th Avenue NE Room 1 Bellevue, WA 98004

    Thinking about going into business for yourself?

    Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you'll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. This free seminar will have time for Q&A and help you understand:

    •How personal and business motivations effect success

    •The essential qualities of an entrepreneur

    •Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award

    •Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate

    •Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership

    This workshop is brought to you by the SBA, KCLS, and Bellevue Friends of the Library.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2heiqvP

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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA 98121

    Do you want to know the five key strategies small businesses can use 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/2lV5H6y

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  • Live Webinar - Make the World's Biggest Buyer Your Customer Through Government [SBA]

    December 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Webinar

    Federal, state and local governments purchase billions of dollars of goods and services every year. Discover how to use small business certifications and set asides to get your share of their business along with free resources for government procurement.

    Free workshop Thursdays are offered on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Classes held on the 2nd Thursday of the month are online webinars only. Classes on the 4th Thursday of the month are held in our Seattle office.

    Registered attendees will receive an email the day of the event that will contain login information as well as assistance with troubleshooting and links to the presentation slides.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2jau2UR

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  • Live Webinar - How to Get Money for Your Small Business [SBA]

    December 14, 2017 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    Webinar

    Join us to 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. Important topics we will cover include:
    •How to determine what loan program is the best fit for your business
    •Insight into what a lender looks for when reviewing and evaluating a loan application
    •Available resources to help
    •Q&A.

    Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how your business can get the funding it needs.
    Free workshop Thursdays are offered on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Classes held on the 2nd Thursday of the month are online webinars only. Classes on the 4th Thursday of the month are held in our Seattle office.

    Registered attendees will receive an email the day of the event that will contain login information as well as assistance with troubleshooting and links to the presentation slides.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2zpLzyO

    See more details

  • Live Webinar - Tax Talks: End of the Year Tax Tips for Seasonal Employees [SBA]

    December 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Webinar

    The timing of income for seasonal employees can make a big difference for their tax returns. We'll talk about some options for you and your employees to be sure you can both maximize your returns.
    Free workshop Thursdays are offered on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Classes held on the 2nd Thursday of the month are online webinars only. Classes on the 4th Thursday of the month are held in our Seattle office.

    Registered attendees will receive an email the day of the event that will contain login information as well as assistance with troubleshooting and links to the presentation slides.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2j6PmL9

    See more details

  • Driving Your Business's Profitability through Budgeting [SCORE]

    December 14, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    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?

    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.
    For more information and registration: http://conta.cc/2iCTr5E

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  • Live Webinar - DIY Market Research with the U.S. Census Bureau [SBA]

    December 14, 2017 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
    Webinar

    Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming, if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate U.S. Census data to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more. Participants will also learn how to use the "Census Business Builder" tool. Fire up your laptop and learn to use the simple tool -- Census Business Builder -- developed especially for small businesses.

    Free workshop Thursdays are offered on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Classes held on the 2nd Thursday of the month are online webinars only. Classes on the 4th Thursday of the month are held in our Seattle office.

    Registered attendees will receive an email the day of the event that will contain login information as well as assistance with troubleshooting and links to the presentation slides.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2zlHX1a

    See more details

December 15, 2017
  • Oak Harbor - Your Business -- Operate Smart [SBA]

    December 15, 2017 @ 1:30 am - 3:30 am
    Oak Harbor Public Library - 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor, Wa 98277

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

    See more details

December 19, 2017
  • The Bonding/Access to Capital and Small Business Capacity Program[EASC, MBDA, WSDOT, SFAA]

    December 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    6431 Corson Ave. S. Seattle,WA 98108

    Topics
    Bookkeeping and Financial Reports
    BID AND ESTIMATING CLASS
    The mechanics of estimating; pen and paper vs. software
    Why are you estimating this project?
    Estimating schedule
    When should you get in front of clients?
    What is your edge and competitive advantage?
    One on one with Banks, Bonding producers, Prime
    Contractors, Local Agencies, and Bonding Producers.
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2zLjyS8

    See more details

  • Auburn - Free Tools for Starting a Business [SBA]

    December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    2702 "I" Street NE Auburn, WA 98002

    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 about the following:
    •How to find a business mentor or coach
    •Free and low-cost workshops and webinars
    •Tools for market research
    •Templates for writing a business plan
    •Options for financing
    •Opportunities in government contracting
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2harSR6

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December 20, 2017
  • Small Business Roundtable [Tacoma Pierce County Chamber]

    December 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Chamber Offices - 950 Pacific Ave. 3rd Floor 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 and registration: http://bit.ly/2AkuQ1r

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  • Olympia - Coffee & Cash: How to Finance Your Small Business [SBA]

    December 20, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, 809 Legion Way Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501

    Join us for a cup of coffee as we chat about options for financing your small business.
    Learn about the SBA loan program and other financing options from local lenders and alternative financing representatives. Topics covered include:

    •How the SBA Loan Guarantee Program works

    •Uses for SBA loans

    •What lenders look for and the 5 C's of credit

    •Alternative financing options

    •How to find the right lender and financing option for you

    •Free resources to help you prepare
    For more information and registration: http://bit.ly/2Ar6D62

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