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January 2020

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  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]
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  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]
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  • No-Cost DBE Training: Essential Elements of Contract Administration [WSDOT]
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Building a Formal Business Plan [SCORE]
  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]
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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business [SPRManaging Finances for a New One-Person Business [SCORE]
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
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  • MBDA FPConnect Webinar Series: Staying Relevant to Sustain & Grow [MBDA]
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  • [CANCELED EVENT] Learn About Small Business Certifications at Sea-Tac Airport [Port of Seattle]
  • Tabor 100 Economic Development HUB Grand Opening Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
  • [CANCELED] UW Supplier Orientation [University of Washington]
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  • Pricing, packaging, and promoting your product or service to sell [SCORE]
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  • L&I Contractor Training Day [WA State Labor & Industries]
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  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]
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  • How to do Business with the City of Tacoma – Info Session [City of Tacoma]
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  • National Women's Business Council Webinar [NWBC]
  • Grow with Google [SBDC]
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  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]
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January 3, 2020
  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]

    January 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (40th Floor)

    Description:
    - Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
    - Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
    - See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
    - Find out who you should market to
    - Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
    - Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
    - See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
    - Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
    - Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

    FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session. City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2ITsxoC

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January 7, 2020
  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]

    January 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    401 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:
    Vendor Drop-In allows businesses the opportunity to meet with Sound Transit's Materials Technology and Services Section (aka Goods and Services). Vendors can drop in and meet with a Contracts Specialist to learn about how to do business with Sound Transit, how to respond to solicitations, and other questions about working with Sound Transit. 

    For More Information, Click Here: http://bit.ly/2XN6Af0

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January 8, 2020
  • No-Cost DBE Training: Essential Elements of Contract Administration [WSDOT]

    January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    South Seattle College – Georgetown Campus ROOM C122 6737 CORSON AVE. S., SEATTLE, WA 98108

    WSDOT is hosting a No-Cost DBE Training: Essential Elements of Contract Administration.

    Mary Lerdahl, of Emerald Consulting Services LLC, presents a hands-on approach for DBEs to understand:

    • Pre-bid reviews
    • Bid scoping
    • Contract language review
    • Change order and corresponding contract language
    • Reporting systems
    • Subcontractor obligations
    • Contract closeout to facilitate prompt return of retention
    • Overview of WSDOT standard

    Registration and more information here: https://bit.ly/2F6KkWL

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  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]

    January 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    You have a great business idea, but what's the next step in starting the business? Join other entrepreneurs in this hands-on workshop in which you will first write your Unique Value Statement that concisely describes your product or service and its value. Then using the Lean Canvas, write a draft one-page business plan. All in three hours!


    For More Information Click Here

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    January 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:

    This workshop will give you the skills to take those first critical steps in starting a successful business:

    • Understand the different business entities and choose the best one for your business.
    • Understand how to properly license your business in Washington state.
    • Select the correct insurance for your business.
    • Understand the options for financing your business

    For More Information Click Here 

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January 9, 2020
  • Building a Formal Business Plan [SCORE]

    January 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:

    Planning is the key to business success, and it all comes together in a detailed business plan.    This 3-hour workshop is designed to give you, the business owner, the skills and know-how needed to write a successful and detailed business plan, which will cover these main topics:

    • Describing your product or service
    • Describing your product pricing, packaging and distribution
    • Describing your marketing plan
    • Describing your business operations
    • Describing organization structure and management structure

    For More Information Click Here

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  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]

    January 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168, USA

    Description:
    Promoting individual prosperity of minority builders, contractors, and subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers of materials and equipment used by the construction industry. While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization's mandate, "Building Bridges - Crossing Barriers," focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.  

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January 10, 2020
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]

    January 10, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Thurston Economic Development Council 4220 6th Ave Lacey, WA 98503

    Description:
    Reaching out to government contracting officers can be difficult at best. If selling to city, state, or federal government agencies directly or via their prime contractors is a business objective of yours, this class is a must. This hands on class will include:

    - Creating Essential Marketing Tools
    - How to Find Opportunities
    - Exploring Network Protocol

    Register at: washingtonptac.org

    For More Information Click Here: www.washingtonptac.org


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  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business [SPRManaging Finances for a New One-Person Business [SCORE]

    January 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:

    This workshop is designed to give you, the business owner, the financial skills and know-how needed to perform key tasks like to:

    • Determine how to accurately compute the amount of funding you’ll need to start your business.
    • Learn how to project sales and create a projected profit and loss statement to forecast your future financial results realistically.
    • Create a cash flow statement and manage your cash flow successfully.
    • Keep your accounting records properly.
    • Understand what taxes you and your business will be susceptible to pay and how to pay taxes timely.

    For More Information Click Here

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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    January 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Do you want to know the 8 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 answered "yes", you need to attend this workshop which is specifically designed for small businesses and their owners, and save you money!

    This workshop will:

    • Show you the types of Federal, state and local taxes to which 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 Click Here

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January 14, 2020
  • MBDA FPConnect Webinar Series: Staying Relevant to Sustain & Grow [MBDA]

    January 14, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    **WEBINAR: Online presentation**

    This is a webinar session (online only). Click HERE to register.  

    Do you know what's happening among innovators in your industry? Are you networking to stay in touch and know the conversation? Have you created content that shows your relevance? Tune into this webinar to learn how to stay relevant, capitalize on your brand, keep your customers and connect with the community. 
     

    FEATURED SPEAKER: Eugene Tinker, CEO of Certified Technical Experts, Inc. (CTE). CTE is an established 8(a) certified small business focusing on providing Information Technology Solutions, Medical Support Services, Professional Training & Development and Innovative Marketing & Branding to clients in DoD, federal civilian agencies, technology organizations as well as commercial entities. 

    FEATURED AGENCY: Center for Disease Control (CDC). Representing the CDC is Melvin Crum, Director of Cyber Security at the Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta, GA.  

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January 15, 2020
  • [CANCELED EVENT] Learn About Small Business Certifications at Sea-Tac Airport [Port of Seattle]

    January 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sea Airport Conference Center - Central Auditorium 17801 Pacific Hwy South Seattle, Wa 98158

    **EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AS OF 1/9/2020**
    The objective of this workshop is to educate small minority disadvantaged businesses about the importance of becoming a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certified, while providing businesses with an hands-on application certification process.
    Join one or both sessions as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative governmnet and airiport concessions contracting/leasing arena. The certification programs to be discussed are DBE (government/Port contracting) and ACDBE (concessions contracting/leasing).
    You will hear and learn from the certification experts at Office of Minority Women Business Enterprises (OMWBE), and current successful Primes, DBE's and ACDBE's. 
    Both events are FREE and parking is Validated

    • ACDBE AM Workshop: 8am - 12pm (breakfast served)
    • DBE PM Workshop: 1pm - 4pm (heavy hors d'oeuvres)

    **EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AS OF 1/9/2020**  

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  • Tabor 100 Economic Development HUB Grand Opening Open House & Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Tabor 100 Economic Development HUB 7100 Fort Dent Way, Ste 100 Tukwila, WA 98188

    Tabor 100 invites you to join to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Economic Development Hub! Governor Jay Inslee, Mayor Jenny Durkan, Mayor Allan Ekberg and King County Executive Dow Constantine will be on-hand to help us kick off the ribbon-cutting. Light houers d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. 
     
    12pm Doors Open
    12pm-1pm Facility Tour
    1pm-2pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    2pm-4pm Networking
    4pm-8pm Cocktail Reception

    More event details will be posted on the Tabor 100 website!
    Visit www.tabor100.org

    RSVP to be entered into a drawing and receive drink tickets the day of the ceremony: https://bit.ly/35PdS65

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  • [CANCELED] UW Supplier Orientation [University of Washington]

    January 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    ***Orientation on January 15, 2020 has been canceled. Click link below for more monthly UW Supplier Orientation meeting dates.***

    Description: 
    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, Bothell and Tacoma Campuses. 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 Click Here

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January 16, 2020
  • Pricing, packaging, and promoting your product or service to sell [SCORE]

    January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This half-day workshop will give you the skills you need to successfully market your product,  service or collection and accomplish the following objectives:

    • Be able to identify customers and their needs
    • Determine the correct pricing, packaging, and distribution of your product
    • Create a promotional plan for your business
    • Be able to get your business online

    For More Information Click Here

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January 17, 2020
  • L&I Contractor Training Day [WA State Labor & Industries]

    January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Dept. of Labor & Industries Headquarters 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater, WA 98501 Map

    More than 25 different classes are offered on subjects including safety, managing your claims to control your workers' compensation costs, public works contracting, business planning, risk management, marketing and more.  

    Select classes at registration: https://bit.ly/2ZDV6gD

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January 23, 2020
  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]

    January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Edmonds Community College Maltby Building - 7020 196th St. SW, Lynnwood

    The goal of this 8 week program is to provide instruction in the skills it takes to run a successful construction firm and provide an opportunity to meet others in your industry. Topics covered in 22-sessions include: HR, compliance job costing, safety training, and other topics. Meeting January 16 - March 5 on Thursday evenings.
    This program is part of the US Department of Transportation Bonding Education Program (BEP)
    to help small business become bond-ready.

    More information and registration: https://bit.ly/2Q9DG8h

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January 27, 2020
  • How to do Business with the City of Tacoma – Info Session [City of Tacoma]

    January 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 248 747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Learn how to do business with the City of Tacoma and how to get certified as minority/woman-owned/small business (MBE/DBE/WBE/SBE).

    Last Monday of each month, 8:30 -10:00 AM

    See flyer for more information: https://bit.ly/2TztQyE

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January 29, 2020
  • National Women's Business Council Webinar [NWBC]

    January 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Online Webinar

    On January 29, 2020, National Women's Business Council will launch a webinar series focusing on the policies and resources that will benefit women business owners and entrepreneurs, educators, investors, and community leaders. Women-led firms struggle to obtain venture capital and angel investments, balance work and family life, and build businesses in male-dominated industries. This webinar series will serve as a platform for business owners to gain the knowledge and skills to elevate their entrepreneurial potential. At NWBC, we will continue to prioritize this challenge and strive to make inroads for women-owned businesses in starting and growing their business.  

    Register for webinar here: https://bit.ly/2NO6otO

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  • Grow with Google [SBDC]

    January 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Webinar

    Description:
    Corissa Saint Laurant will teach us the tricks and tips to rank higher. She is a professional speaker, marketer, and entrepreneur who specializes in taking a glimmer of an idea, turn it into a reality, and shout it from the rooftops. 

    As a professional speaker, she shares:

    • Expertise as a marketer & former wellness consultant and practitioner
    • Experiences as a speaker, entrepreneur, mother & adoptee
    • Stories of soul-searching & life-long learning 

    For More Information Click Here

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January 30, 2020
  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]

    January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Edmonds Community College Maltby Building - 7020 196th St. SW, Lynnwood

    The goal of this 8 week program is to provide instruction in the skills it takes to run a successful construction firm and provide an opportunity to meet others in your industry. Topics covered in 22-sessions include: HR, compliance job costing, safety training, and other topics. Meeting January 16 - March 5 on Thursday evenings.
    This program is part of the US Department of Transportation Bonding Education Program (BEP)
    to help small business become bond-ready.

    More information and registration: https://bit.ly/2Q9DG8h

    See more details

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