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June 8, 2017

There’s an app that connects MWBEs to the right contracts

Matthew Flamm writes about a phone app that helps MWBEs connect with the right requests for proposals (RFP). The main point is that the goals set for minority owned businesses and women owned businesses winning government contracts are not being met.  RFPs are often lengthy and complicated which in turn makes them intimidating.  Another point is … Read More




May 30, 2017

How Digital Is Your Business?

Rieva Lesonsky discusses the importance of using digital platforms to grow and market your small business. In addition to the growth and marketing benefits, adding digital tools to your business can also: – Create more jobs – Reach new markets – Introduce a new product or service – Earn twice as much revenue than a basic … Read More




May 15, 2017

Washington Legislature Passes 5 Public Works Related Bills – Mike Purdy’s Public Contracting Blog

    About Mike Purdy With over 30 years of contracting experience and an additional 10 years of consulting, Mike Purdy has an extensive background in public procurement and contracting.  Mike has trained over 100 public agencies, industry associations, and businesses and he has served as a contracting manager for Seattle Housing Authority and the University of … Read More




February 15, 2017

2017 Elevator Pitch Competition

  Is your business pitch on point? Need capital infusion? Enter the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition now! You’ve got nothing to lose. Just record and upload your best business pitch that’s less than two minutes (please), and send it to Black Enterprise.  See details here:  http://bit.ly/2lMkkbG The top 10 semi-finalists will be invited to the … Read More




February 7, 2017

Request for Interest: For Lease – South Tacoma Business District

RFI S. Tacoma Way

  The City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Community Services Department is seeking a private partner to train and employ youth between the ages of 16-24 years old.  Entrepreneurs are invited to express their interest to the City of Tacoma Community of Economic Development Department for the leasing of 1,500 sq. ft of commercial space located … Read More



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