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December 2019

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  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]
  • How to Set Up a Retirement Plan for Your Employees
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  • TWO-PART Webinar for Heavy/Civil Construction - Part 1 [BEP]
  • Grow With Google [City of Tacoma]
  • Mini-Export-Seminar Series [World Trade Center Tacoma]
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  • TWO-PART Webinar for Heavy/Civil Construction - Part 2 [BEP]
  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]
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  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]
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  • SBIR Innovation Summit - Poulsbo [PTAC]
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  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Architecture and Engineering
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
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  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Financing Your Small Business [SCORE]
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December 3, 2019
  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]

    December 3, 2019 @ 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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  • How to Set Up a Retirement Plan for Your Employees

    December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Tacoma Municipal Building, Room 243 747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Take care of your greatest asset - learn how Retirement Marketplace makes it simple for your business to offer a retirement plan as an employee benefit. You will learn about:

    • How to enhance employee benefit package with a retirement plan through Small Business Retirement Marketplace with NO FEES to the employer and hands-on technical assistance with  every step.
    • City of Tacoma Small Business Loan Programs: Micro Lending / Revolving Loan Fund

    Register on Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2KLuow6

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December 4, 2019
  • TWO-PART Webinar for Heavy/Civil Construction - Part 1 [BEP]

    December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Online

    Part 1: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 am 
    Part 2: Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 am  

    This two-part webinar is designed to introduce estimating and software to firms interested in pursuing heavy/civil construction projects. The target audience for this webinar includes minority and woman owned small businesses and emerging contractors/consultants in the transportation field who are seeking to increase their business capacity and run their operation more effectively.  This is an ONLINE WEBINAR.

    Registration: https://bit.ly/2O21L04

    Part 1: December 4 - Fundamentals of Estimating

    •Overview

    •The Take-off Process – Manual and Electronic

    •Estimate Schedule and Preliminary Progress Schedule

    •Develop Project Costs

    •Suppliers and Subcontractors Scopes and Quote Management

    •Compile the Estimate

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  • Grow With Google [City of Tacoma]

    December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    747 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA Council Chambers

    Description: 
    The City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department in collaboration with Google bring you a FREE workshop to help  businesses learn how to use data to drive growth

    For More Information Click Here

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  • Mini-Export-Seminar Series [World Trade Center Tacoma]

    December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    World Trade Center Tacoma | 950 Pacific Ave. Ste. 310, Tacoma, WA 98402

    This Mini-export Seminar will feature a panel of a variety of small- to medium-size enterprise exporters telling of their journeys into international markets.
    The discussion will be moderated by an export services veteran with decades with experience in markets around the world. Come ask your questions, share your stories, and learn from the experiences of others.
    Register here: http://bit.ly/miniexport2

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December 5, 2019
  • TWO-PART Webinar for Heavy/Civil Construction - Part 2 [BEP]

    December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Online

    Part 1: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 am 
    Part 2: Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 am  

    This two-part webinar is designed to introduce estimating and software to firms interested in pursuing heavy/civil construction projects. The target audience for this webinar includes minority and woman owned small businesses and emerging contractors/consultants in the transportation field who are seeking to increase their business capacity and run their operation more effectively.  This is an ONLINE WEBINAR.

    Registration: https://bit.ly/2O21L04

    Part 2: December 5 - Introduction to Estimating Software

    •Background

    •Import quantities from digital take-off systems

    •Create estimates that include assemblies, crews, and production rates

    •Incorporate schedule within estimate – cashflow modeling

    •Track and compare quotes, conditions, and scope sheets from subcontractors and suppliers

    •Run alternate scenarios within the estimate

    •Standardize estimating processes using templates and cost libraries

    •Leverage experience from past projects to benchmark estimated costs and productivity rates

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  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]

    December 5, 2019 @ 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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December 6, 2019
  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]

    December 6, 2019 @ 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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December 11, 2019
  • SBIR Innovation Summit - Poulsbo [PTAC]

    December 11, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Poulsbo City Hall, City Council Chambers 200 Moe St NE, Poulsbo WA 98370

    If you are an innovative Washington State firm and you want to understand SBIR on a deeper level, this is the event for you. At this event, you will be able to meet directly with a NAVY SBIR project manager to discuss the merits of your innovative idea or invention. PTAC will also be connecting nationwide with SBIR program managers from around the nation.
    **This event is for innovators who have a basic understanding of what the SBIR program is and how it can benefit them. If you have questions if this event is a fit, contact your local PTAC advisor.
    Registration: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/851803

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December 12, 2019
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know

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

    Description:
    Are you an aspiring or established business owner looking to get started with QuickBooks? Are you trying to figure out what you’re doing but keep getting lost? Do you like bagels? Well, then this is the workshop for you!

    Who You Are: Although anyone interested in QuickBooks is welcome to take this workshop, it is designed for aspiring and established business owners looking to learn the basics.

    What To Bring: You will need your laptop and possibly power cable. We will be performing exercises together using a sample QuickBooks Online data file.

    What You Will Learn: In this SCORE workshop, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online to record your daily business transactions. (No QuickBooks signup required!) 

    For More Information Click Here

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

    December 12, 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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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    December 12, 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

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    December 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Are you an aspiring or established business owner looking to get started with QuickBooks? Are you trying to figure out what you’re doing but keep getting lost? Do you like bagels? Well, then this is the workshop for you!

    Who You Are: Although anyone interested in QuickBooks is welcome to take this workshop, it is designed for aspiring and established business owners looking to learn the basics.

    What To Bring: You will need your laptop and possibly power cable. We will be performing exercises together using a sample QuickBooks Online data file.

    What You Will Learn: In this SCORE workshop, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online to record your daily business transactions. (No QuickBooks signup required!) 


    For More Information Click Here

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December 13, 2019
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]

    December 13, 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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December 18, 2019
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]

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

    Description:
    Join SCORE 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.

     In the second part of the workshop you will use the “Lean Canvas” to begin the process of turning your product/service into a business. In this interactive session, you use the canvas to help guide you in expanding the information in the Unique Value Statement by capturing key ideas, concepts and strategies about your business in the canvas. This creates a basic framework that you can use to complete YOUR full, detailed business plan.

    For More Information Click Here

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    December 18, 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.


    For More Information Click Here

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December 19, 2019
  • Financing Your Small Business [SCORE]

    December 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave Ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This half-day interactive workshop by Ralph Homan focuses on the following types debt financing:

    - Loan from Seller
    - Earn-out from Existing Business
    - Loans from Friends and Family
    - Bank Loans
    - Credit Union Loans
    - Various Non-Bank Institutional Lenders
    - Crowdfunding

    For More Information Click Here

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