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April 2019

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  • Marpac Subcontractor Outreach: 1800 HILLSIDE TERRACE PROJECT, TACOMA
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  • Building a Comprehensive Business Plan [SCORE]
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  • First Friday Drop-In [City of Seattle]
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
  • Capacity Building Mentorship Progam Launch [WSDOT]
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  • Marpac Subcontractor Outreach: OTHELLO SQUARE – PARCELS B & D, SEATTLE
  • Taylor - Shea Joint Venture
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  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know
  • Supplier Orientation [UW]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
  • Site Selection & Space Needs [City of Auburn]
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  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business [SCORE]
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Architecture and Engineering
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]
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  • Website Makeover Show [SCORE]
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  • Successfully Marketing Your Business [SCORE]
  • Northwest Mountain MSDC and Snohomish County Resources and Opportunities Event
  • WSDOT Megaporgrams and SR 520 CWA "Roadshow"
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  • The Essence of Online Selling (and Selling on Amazon) [SCORE]
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  • Financial Strategies for Small Business Owners [Business Impact NW]
April 3, 2019
  • Marpac Subcontractor Outreach: 1800 HILLSIDE TERRACE PROJECT, TACOMA

    April 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    733 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402

    Marpac Construction is a minority-owned firm based in Seattle that understands the existing challenges for minorities and women in this industry. Diversity is Marpac’s core value. Subcontracting opportunities for the following projects will be presented at meeting dates and locations below. Each event will cover a separate construction project.

    Project: 1800 HILLSIDE TERRACE PROJECT, TACOMA
    When: April 3 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Where: Tacoma Municipal Building North, Room 16
    733 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402

    *Refreshments will be served.

    → Register here: https://bit.ly/2Yn8WTt
    → Download scopes of work for each project here: https://bit.ly/2HM988V.

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April 4, 2019
  • Building a Comprehensive Business Plan [SCORE]

    April 4, 2019 @ 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: https://conta.cc/2SJs26p

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April 5, 2019
  • First Friday Drop-In [City of Seattle]

    April 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Conference Room 4080

    Description:
    This is a "101" session. Information is provided to vendors, consultants, and contractors on how to do business with the City of Seattle including tips on bidding, explanations of procedures and forms. There is also an opportunity to meet the buyer and program administrator for your commodity of specialty. 

    9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
    9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

    Questions? Call 206-684-0444

    For More Information, Please Click Here

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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    April 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    This workshop will:

    - Show you the types of Federal, state and local 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, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2E7QNkI

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April 10, 2019
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    April 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    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.

    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 Click Here: https://conta.cc/2UU6fGY

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April 12, 2019
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]

    April 12, 2019 @ 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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  • Capacity Building Mentorship Progam Launch [WSDOT]

    April 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168, USA (Banquet Hall)

    Description: 
    The Washington State Department of Transportation Mentor Protege Program is being re-launched with Sound Transit as the Capacity Building Mentorship Program. The program will be administered by the Minority Business Development Agency - Tacoma Business Center. Additionally, local credit unions are making a total of $750,000.00 in loans available in support of Washington's diverse business community. Business Impact NW will administer the loans to firms participating in the Capacity Building Mentorship Program. 

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2uVe9EF 

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April 16, 2019
  • Marpac Subcontractor Outreach: OTHELLO SQUARE – PARCELS B & D, SEATTLE

    April 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Tukwila Community Center, 1424 42nd Ave. South Tukwila, WA 98168

    Marpac Construction is a minority-owned firm based in Seattle that understands the existing challenges for minorities and women in this industry. Diversity is Marpac’s core value. Subcontracting opportunities for the following projects will be presented at meeting dates and locations below. Each event will cover a separate construction project.

    Project: OTHELLO SQUARE – PARCELS B & D, SEATTLE
    When: April 16 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Where: Tukwila Community Center
    1424 42nd Ave. South Tukwila, WA 98168

    *Refreshments will be served.

    → Register here: https://bit.ly/2UaGExi
    → Download scopes of work for each project here: https://bit.ly/2HM988V.

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  • Taylor - Shea Joint Venture

    April 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    1437 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Background: Traylor-Shea Joint Venture (TSJV) is seeking Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) for potential subcontract and supplier opportunities on the Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) Ship Canal Water Quality Project-Tunnel Storage (SCWQP) project. The current bid date is Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

    Bidding System: TSJV is utilizing BuildingConnected, a web-based data collection and bidding process, to communicate with potential DBE subcontractors/suppliers. This streamlined and user-friendly program will notify you of bidding opportunities and allow easy access to the project documents and forms. Required documentation and quotes are due to TSJV by Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

    Express Interest: If interested in becoming a subcontractor/supplier on the SCWQP project and to request a BuildingConnected electronic invitation, please email your contact information to TSJV@traylor.com and include “Send Me More SCWQP Information” in the subject line. Questions: (562) 264-2500.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2UGesm3

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April 17, 2019
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know

    April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Here’s a SCORE workshop that will provide you the knowledge to help you learn the basics of QuickBooks Online for recording your daily business transactions.

    This half-day interactive workshop focuses on the following topics that are key to learning and feeling comfortable with QuickBooks Online:

    - Sales to Customers and their payments
    - Purchases from Suppliers and payments to them
    - Banking, Chart of Accounts and Year-end Closing
    - Reporting from QuickBooks Online

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2FABUbf 

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  • Supplier Orientation [UW]

    April 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    University of Washington- 4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA (Roosevelt Commons West, 3rd Floor)

    Description: 
    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.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://finance.uw.edu/ps/suppliers#orientation

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    April 17, 2019 @ 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.
    - Perform basic research on your new business and customers.

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2HOYf6k

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  • Site Selection & Space Needs [City of Auburn]

    April 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    City of Auburn, 25 W Main St, Auburn, WA 98001, USA (Council Chambers)

    For More Information Click Here: https://www.ipzauburn.com/classes/

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April 18, 2019
  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business [SCORE]

    April 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This 2.5-hour 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 your future financial results realistically 
    - 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: https://conta.cc/2JEhQsk

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  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Architecture and Engineering

    April 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:
    Attend a free, in-person orientation at our office. Learn more about King County's contracting process, effective marketing strategies, and tips for submitting successful bids and proposals. Chat with our contract specialists, sustainable purchasing manager, and our small business certification team.

    For More Information Click Here: www.kingcounty.gov/procurement

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

    April 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Join us and other entrepreneurs in this hands-on workshop where you will write your “Unique Value Statement” for your new product or service. This is a concise description of your product or service and explain the unique value your product or service provides to your customers. As part of the workshop, you will receive real-time feedback from a SCORE mentor to help you fine tune your Value Statement.

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2uu1Fni

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April 24, 2019
  • Website Makeover Show [SCORE]

    April 24, 2019
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description: 
    Learn best practices of effective websites, so you'll know what to say and do on your own:

    - Do's and don'ts of great websites
    - How to talk about your business to improve engagement and conversion 
    - How to select and use images to greater advantage
    - Techniques for getting visitors to sign-up, call or buy
    - Tips to make your site more visible to Google search to increase website traffic

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2JOs8Gm

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April 25, 2019
  • Successfully Marketing Your Business [SCORE]

    April 25, 2019
    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 marketing your product or service 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 sell your product
    - Be able to get your business online

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2FyFPoL

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  • Northwest Mountain MSDC and Snohomish County Resources and Opportunities Event

    April 25, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201, USA (Robert J Drewel Admin. East Bldg., 1st Floor)

    Description:
    The Northwest Mountain MSDC and Snohomish County would like to invite you to join them to share:
    - Your organizational biography and function,
    - Products and/or services you provide, and,
    - Your availability to meet and engage in future business.

    Event Purpose: Provide diverse businesses the opportunity to engage, learn, and understand the resources available to grow their businesses.  

    The format will be simple:
    - You will have a six-foot table with 2-chairs (no room for huge displays) to display organizational collateral and products,
    - You will have the opportunity to announce and introduce your organization and yourself to the attendees,
    - You will have a captive audience for several hours with who to network and find new clients.

    Expected Audience: Snohomish County Personnel, Diverse Business Owners, Diverse Business Service Providers.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2G99xRO

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  • WSDOT Megaporgrams and SR 520 CWA "Roadshow"

    April 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Wells Fargo Center, 999 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (15th Floor)

    Description:
    Please join us on April 25 to learn about WSDOT’s Puget
    Sound Megaprograms and the SR 520 Montlake Project Community Workforce Agreement (CWA). Our CWA “Roadshow” speakers include WSDOT management, Graham Contracting Ltd., Seattle Building Trades, and Intelligent Partnerships, the SR 520 CWA administrator. This is a great chance to learn about upcoming projects on SR 520 and the other Megaprograms.

    For More Information Click Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dmTZI0lmBfaMaXJ0DwovJSEBplBX4fmB/view?usp=sharing

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April 26, 2019
  • The Essence of Online Selling (and Selling on Amazon) [SCORE]

    April 26, 2019
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    For most businesses it is critical to their success to have a strong online presence including selling on Amazon and other 3rd party websites. This 3-hour workshop covers these steps in a fun, informative way with lots of real-life examples.

    Key topics covered will include:

    - How to build an online business?
    - How to leverage and use websites such as Amazon
    - The basics of online marketing
    - Gain some tips and tricks to drive your sales

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2CDGmnI

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April 30, 2019
  • Financial Strategies for Small Business Owners [Business Impact NW]

    April 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
    1437 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144, USA

    Description: 
    In this workshop, business owners will be provided with insights on steps to take for building the future they desire – while managing the myriad of day-to-day activities. To help ensure you can experience the future on your terms—rather than reacting to what life or the business world throws your way—you need to prepare to be proactive…today.

    Focus:
    - Strategies to help keep taxes as low as the law allows
    - Protecting business and personal assets against liability
    - Proactively protect the business against death, disability or departure of key people
    - Converting business into planned retirement income
    - How to get top dollar for your business
    - Who do you sell your business to

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Z64BEz

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