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February 2019

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  • JBLM 2019 Industry Day [PTAC]
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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series 2019
  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business [SCORE]
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  • Building a Comprehensive Business Plan [SCORE]
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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
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  • 2019 Business Tax Update [Economic Alliance Snohomish County]
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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
  • CANCELLED - Free DBE Training - Construction - [WSDOT]
  • VIBE Brown Bag Series 2019
  • Supplier Orientation [UW]
  • CANCELLED - Free DBE Training - Consulting [WSDOT]
  • World Trade Center Globe Awards [WTC]
  • Small Business Tax Workshop [Start Zone]
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  • Procurement Power Hour - Minority-Owned Business/8(a) Program
  • PortGen [Port of Seattle]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
  • Arlington Youth Center Outreach Fair [Korsmo]
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  • Successfully Marketing Your Business [SCORE]
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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series 2019
  • Restaurant Success Orientation [SCORE]
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  • Turner Outreach Event for Birney Elementary Project
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  • TURNER OUTREACH EVENT FOR BIRNEY ELEMENTARY BUILD
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  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours
February 5, 2019
  • JBLM 2019 Industry Day [PTAC]

    February 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    South Puget Sound Community College - Lacey Campus (Event Center) 4220 6th Avenue SE, Lacey WA 98503

    Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) invites you to an ACQUISITION FORECAST OPEN HOUSE FORUM to discuss anticipated contracting opportunities for 2019. This forum is an opportunity for small businesses, socio-economic set-aside small businesses and large businesses to learn about prime and subcontracting opportunities at JBLM, WA and other local military commands. This event is for informational purposes only.

    This event will focus on goods and services. We are encouraging HUBZone certified or HUBZone eligible firms to attend!

    This event is sponsored by JBLM and the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with the support and participation by Small Business Representatives from the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Coast Guard's Shore Infrastructure Logistics Command tentatively plan to attend as well. In addition to the military buyers and small business staffs, meet representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA); the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and others.
    Register here: https://washingtonptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/851495

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February 6, 2019
  • VIBE Brown Bag Series 2019

    February 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building Room 307A - 1907 Jefferson Ave Tacoma, WA

    Description:These workshops give start-ups, teams, and students a chance to learn practical business knowledge while providing hands-on training and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business. All are welcome to attend. Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2RrbY4p

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

    February 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 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/2DrHUlo

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February 7, 2019
  • Building a Comprehensive Business Plan [SCORE]

    February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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/2AYcbXz

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February 8, 2019
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors

    February 8, 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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  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]

    February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    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/2FQmX5s

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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    February 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    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/2S1bx55

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February 12, 2019
  • 2019 Business Tax Update [Economic Alliance Snohomish County]

    February 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA

    Description:
    Join EASC and the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce to identify and learn commonly missed deductions & new ways to save money this year as you prepare your taxes! Tips and tricks will help businesses get ready to file before April 2019.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2S2xbWW

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February 13, 2019
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    February 13, 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/2UO2GS0

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  • CANCELLED - Free DBE Training - Construction - [WSDOT]

    February 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    6737 Corson Ave S. Seattle, WA 98108

    Update: Due to inclement weather, this has been cancelled until further notice.  

    Description:

    Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Office of Equal Opportunity is excited to invite you to attend the DBE Orientation “Bootcamp” Workshop. This event, designed to educate and empower certified/newly certified DBE firms, will focus on:

    • Finding WSDOT construction and engineering opportunities;
    • Accessing and becoming eligible for DBE Supportive Services, and
    • Learning about available resources to help your business grow.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2LV3VeX

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  • VIBE Brown Bag Series 2019

    February 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building Room 307A - 1907 Jefferson Ave Tacoma, WA

    Description:These workshops give start-ups, teams, and students a chance to learn practical business knowledge while providing hands-on training and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business. All are welcome to attend. Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2RrbY4p

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  • Supplier Orientation [UW]

    February 13, 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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  • CANCELLED - Free DBE Training - Consulting [WSDOT]

    February 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

    Update: Due to inclement weather, this has been cancelled until further notice. 

    Description:

    Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Office of Equal Opportunity is excited to invite you to attend the DBE Orientation “Bootcamp” Workshop. This event, designed to educate and empower certified/newly certified DBE firms, will focus on:

    • Finding WSDOT construction and engineering opportunities;
    • Accessing and becoming eligible for DBE Supportive Services, and
    • Learning about available resources to help your business grow.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Tx7WJd

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  • World Trade Center Globe Awards [WTC]

    February 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Port of Tacoma Administration Building Atrium: 1 Sitcum Way Tacoma, WA 98421

    With the pre-Valentine's theme of "Love Trade," this could be the perfect occasion to either celebrate trade with, or win a romantic auction prize experience for your special someone.

    At this festive gala, we will celebrate a local company and a local individual excelling in international trade and trade promotion and acknowledge the importance of trade to the Washington State Economy.

    25th Annual Globe Awards and Auction
    Wednesday, February 13th | 5:00pm-7:00pm
    Port of Tacoma Administration Building Atrium | 1 Sitcum Way, Tacoma, WA 98421
    Price: $40

    To Register, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2S0FdAp

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  • Small Business Tax Workshop [Start Zone]

    February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    2400 S 240th St Des Moines, WA 98198 (Most workshops are held at Highline College in the Outreach Center, Building 99)

    Small Business Tax Workshop
    The Small Business Tax Work Shop provides an overview of accounting & tax expectations of running a business, as well as an overview of the process. This class will empower small business owners to work independently or with an accountant. Attendees can expect to acquire an understanding of their responsibilities as it relates to accounting and tax.


    REGISTER: csinay@highline.edu

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February 14, 2019
  • Procurement Power Hour - Minority-Owned Business/8(a) Program

    February 14, 2019
    7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336

    Description:
    Minority Owned small businesses, and those seeing utilization of minority-owned small businesses, are encouraged to attend to relationship-build and discuss ways to leverage their status in the government contracting marketplace. Attendees can also discuss benefits, lessons learned, etc. related to the SBA's 8(a) Program

    Register At: www.washintonPTAC.org

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  • PortGen [Port of Seattle]

    February 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    17801 International Blvd (Pacific Hwy S.) SeaTac, WA 98518

    Description: 
    Please join us for our first PortGen of 2019. This PortGen will provide an overview of the Diversity in Contracting Program and Central Procurement will focus on the following: 

    1. Our procurement process 
    2. Do’s and Don’t of proposal submittals and interviews 
    3. Discuss using the S.T.A.R method when interviewing 
    4. Port’s Payment Process

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

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    February 14, 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://bitly.com/

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  • Arlington Youth Center Outreach Fair [Korsmo]

    February 14, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Salishan Family Investment Center - 1744 E 44th St. Tacoma, WA 98404

    Description:
    COME MEET OUR PROJECT TEAMS! We encourage small business entities of all categories to attend this Small Business Outreach Fair sponsored by Korsmo Construction. We will introduce upcoming projects and bid opportunities to achieve the MWBE/DBE goals set for the project.

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February 15, 2019
  • Successfully Marketing Your Business [SCORE]

    February 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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 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/2SHOTit

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February 20, 2019
  • VIBE Brown Bag Series 2019

    February 20, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building Room 307A - 1907 Jefferson Ave Tacoma, WA

    Description:These workshops give start-ups, teams, and students a chance to learn practical business knowledge while providing hands-on training and networking opportunities with professionals in various branches of business. All are welcome to attend. Wednesdays 12:30 to 1:30

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2RrbY4p

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  • Restaurant Success Orientation [SCORE]

    February 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Whether you are starting or expanding your restaurant or mobile food business, the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) offers resources that will help you succeed. Whether you are looking for help navigating the regulatory requirements for getting your restaurant or mobile food business started, looking for financial help, counseling on various aspects of your restaurant business, or advice on how to trouble shoot an issue or figure out next steps, this orientation will help you get connected to a variety of resources available to you. Bring your questions to this orientation and meet the City of Seattle’s OED who can help provide and guide you to the resources that will help you get started and grow.

    For more information about navigating the requirements and regulations for opening or expanding a restaurant or mobile food business, take a look through the Restaurant Success website.

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2I6fGRz

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February 25, 2019
  • Turner Outreach Event for Birney Elementary Project

    February 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Birney Elementary School, 1202 S 76th St, Tacoma, WA 98408, USA (Library)

    Description: Tuner is bidding out sub jobs for an Elementary School in Tacoma. Please see the opportunity listed under "opportunities" at https://mbda-tacoma.com/opportunities/

    OUTREACH AGENDA

    Presentation & Networking Agenda: 
    · Birney Elementary project overview
    · Diversity and local participation goals
    · Bid packages
    · Bid schedule
    · Prime and sub-tier partnering
    · Networking

    Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. MWDBE firms are also urged to attend to learn about sub-tier opportunities.  Attendance NOT required at all three sessions; the same content will be provided at each session.  However by attending all three, you maximize your networking opportunities. 


    RSVP BY FEBRUARY 22, 2019
    For RSVP or questions regarding this advertisement, please contact:
    Janelle Boyd
    Procurement & Diversity Coordinator
    Office: (206) 505-6600 │ Email: juboyd@tcco.com

    There are two additional meetings as well. 2/27 and 3/1.

    For More Information Click Here

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February 27, 2019
  • TURNER OUTREACH EVENT FOR BIRNEY ELEMENTARY BUILD

    February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Roy Turner Construction Company, 830 4th Ave S #300, Seattle, WA 98134, USA (Imagine Room)

    Description:
    Description: Tuner is bidding out sub jobs for an Elementary School in Tacoma. Please see the opportunity listed under "opportunities" at https://mbda-tacoma.com/opportunities/

    OUTREACH AGENDA
    Presentation & Networking Agenda:
    · Birney Elementary project overview
    · Diversity and local participation goals
    · Bid packages
    · Bid schedule
    · Prime and sub-tier partnering
    · Networking

    Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. MWDBE firms are also urged to attend to learn about sub-tier opportunities. Attendance NOT required at all three sessions; the same content will be provided at each session. However by attending all three, you maximize your networking opportunities.

    RSVP BY FEBRUARY 22, 2019
    For RSVP or questions regarding this advertisement, please contact:
    Janelle Boyd
    Procurement & Diversity Coordinator
    Office: (206) 505-6600 │ Email: juboyd@tcco.com

    There are two additional meetings as well. 2/25 and 3/1.

    For More Information Click Here

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February 28, 2019
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours

    February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description

    You will begin by writing a "Unique Value Statement" for your new product or service. This is a concise description of your product or service directed at your customer. 

    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. 

    NOTE: Bring your laptop, a pencil or a pen as the goal of this workshop is for all participants to leave with a draft of their “Unique Value Statement” and “Lean Canvas.”

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2E4U9Vx

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