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February 2020

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  • Webinar: Protect and Optimize the Value of Your Business [MBDA]
  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]
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  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Marketing: Pricing, packaging and promoting your product or service to sell more! [SCORE]
  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]
  • 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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  • Black Business Empowerment [SBA]
  • UW Supplier Orientation [University of Washington]
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  • Doing Business with King County A&E [King County]
  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]
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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
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  • Developing Your Business Plan [City of Auburn]
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  • Get Your Finances in Check [NWBC]
  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business [SCORE]
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  • Money Makes the World Go Round - Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds [SBA]
  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]
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  • Lead Generation through Video Marketing [SBDC]
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  • Doing Business with King County - Contractors [King County]
  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]
  • Globe Awards and Auction [World Trade Center]
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February 4, 2020
  • Webinar: Protect and Optimize the Value of Your Business [MBDA]

    February 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Online Webinar

    Don't wait until you're ready to retire to think about how you will continue to live a wealthy life. Diversify and preserve your wealth, increase the value of your business, and optimize the cash-out value of your business.

    The MBDA Federal Procurement Center (FPC) serves minority businesses enterprises (MBE) nationally. The FPC maintains relationships with federal procurement officials which provide the FPC business consultants with agency-specific knowledge of procurement forecasts and the ability to market FPC clients to program managers.

    Click here for more information and registration

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  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]

    February 4, 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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February 5, 2020
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]

    February 5, 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]

    February 5, 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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February 6, 2020
  • Marketing: Pricing, packaging and promoting your product or service to sell more! [SCORE]

    February 6, 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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  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]

    February 6, 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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  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]

    February 6, 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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February 7, 2020
  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]

    February 7, 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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February 12, 2020
  • Black Business Empowerment [SBA]

    February 12, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Tacoma Public Library Main Branch Olympic Room 1102 Tacoma Ave. S. Tacoma, WA 98402

    A Panel Discussion with local successful Black entrepreneurs and a small business resource fair  

    Are you a current or aspiring entrepreneur? Are you interested in hearing stories from local successful Black business owners?

    During Black History Month, the SBA invites you to this special event to connect with other entrepreneurs, discover resources from service providers to start and grow your business, and be inspired by our panel of successful entrepreneurs.

    Registration: https://blackhistory2020.eventbrite.com/

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  • UW Supplier Orientation [University of Washington]

    February 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    DescriptionThe 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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February 13, 2020
  • Doing Business with King County A&E [King County]

    February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:

    King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, we'll discuss:

    - Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    - How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    - How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    - Tips for submitting proposals
    - Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

    For More Information Click Here

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  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]

    February 13, 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

February 14, 2020
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]

    February 14, 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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February 18, 2020
  • Developing Your Business Plan [City of Auburn]

    February 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    25 W Main St, Auburn, WA 98001, USA City Council Chambers

    Description: 
    Economic Development Workshops help businessowners and other professionals learn how to make their businesses successfuland grow in an always-changing market. These workshops span a range of topics,and are full of valuable information for any business.

    For More Information Click Here

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February 19, 2020
  • Get Your Finances in Check [NWBC]

    February 19, 2020
    Webinar

    Description:This is the second webinar in Connecting Voices & Impacting Policy series. Join NWBC as we hear from leaders and experts in the field of financial education and credit building to learn about the multisector resources and tools that can help position entrepreneurs to better manage their finances and increase their prospects of accessing credit, whether starting or growing an enterprise.  



    For More Information Click Here

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

    February 19, 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.

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February 20, 2020
  • Money Makes the World Go Round - Learn How Exporters Can Access Funds [SBA]

    February 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Webinar

    Description:

    Businessesneed money to make money. Accessing funds for domestic sales can be achallenge, and it becomes even more difficult when selling internationally. Asa result, many U.S. businesses, especially small ones, are cautious when itcomes to exporting. Discoverhow the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Export-Import Bank of theUnited States (EXIM) can assist companies of all sizes to access vital fundsthey need to successfully build their export sales.

    For More Information Click Here

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  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]

    February 20, 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

February 26, 2020
  • Lead Generation through Video Marketing [SBDC]

    February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Webinar

    Description:

    Are you reaching customers online with YouTube? Did you know you could 3x your online influence and automate your income with video marketing? 

    An eight-year old made $26 million from posting videos and growing their following in 2019! According to an article in Forbes, "YouTube’s ten highest earners brought in a total of $162 million between June 1, 2018, and June 1, 2019"

    We are partnering with Social Media and YouTube expert, Keysha Bass, to learn how to master her lead generation process. She is going to teach us how to automate the processes and generate passive income. 3x Your Influence And Automate Your Income With Video Marketing. She will be sharing her Three Step Youtube Lead Generation Process that gets better leads & qualified sales without being chained to your computer all day long.

    For More Information Click Here

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February 27, 2020
  • Doing Business with King County - Contractors [King County]

    February 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:
    King County now offers a Construction Contractor Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, we'll discuss:
    - Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    - How King County implements construction contracts
    - How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    - Tips for submitting successful bids
    - Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

    For More Information Click Here

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  • ABC Construction Business School [Associated Builders and Contractors of Western WA]

    February 27, 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

  • Globe Awards and Auction [World Trade Center]

    February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    1 Sitcum Way, Tacoma, WA 98421, USA

    Description:The Globe Awards, has been scheduled for February the 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm. This event recognizes companies and individuals excelling in international trade and trade promotion and acknowledges the importance of trade to the Washington State economy. Awards will be presented to organizations or an individual who exemplifies the mission of the WTC Tacoma – We Grow Trade.

    For More Information Click Here  

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