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Events

November 2019

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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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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
  • Tacoma - Opportunities and Obstacles for Veteran Owned Businesses [SBA]
  • Absher Small Business Summit [Absher]
  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]
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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
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  • Construction Trades Networking Opportunity [Tacoma Public Schools]
  • 10th Annual Champion of Inclusion Awards and Business After-Hours Reception
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  • Marketing: Pricing, packaging and promoting your product or service to sell more! [SCORE]
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  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses
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  • Increase Sales: Emotionally Connect To Customers [City of Auburn]
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  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
  • Marketing Strategies: Setting Up for Success in 2020 [EASC]
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  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Goods and Services
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November 1, 2019
  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]

    November 1, 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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November 5, 2019
  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]

    November 5, 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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November 7, 2019
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE 2401 4th Ave. Suite 450 Seattle, WA, 98121

    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 tell the financial health of your business.

    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 tell the financial health of your business.

    For More Information, Click Here

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  • Tacoma - Opportunities and Obstacles for Veteran Owned Businesses [SBA]

    November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Description:
    This event features an interactive panel discussion with local successful veteran-owned businesses - find out how they achieved their success and get connected to the resources you need to start or grow at the small business resource fair.

    Agenda:
    9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Doors open, check-in, networking 
    9:30 – 9:40 a.m. – Opening remarks, welcome 
    9:40 – 11:00 a.m. – Panel discussion with successful veteran business owners 
    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Resource fair & networking

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

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  • Absher Small Business Summit [Absher]

    November 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    1001 Shaw Rd E, Puyallup, WA 98372, USA

    Description:
    This event will cover: Absher company overview, procurement process types, review of project labor agreements, bid opportunities, and one-on-one networking. Lunch provided. Bid opportunities include: Federal Way Link Extension, Seattle Housing Authority,  Tacoma Public Schools, Seattle Children's Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, Tiny Tots Development Center. 

    For More Information Click Here

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  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]

    November 7, 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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November 8, 2019
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]

    November 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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November 12, 2019
  • Construction Trades Networking Opportunity [Tacoma Public Schools]

    November 12, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Downing Elementary, 2502 N. Orchard St., Tacoma, WA

    This is a great opportunity for prime contractors, A&E teams, vendors and subcontractors to learn about a long list of school construction projects proposed in the 2020 Capital Bond, which will be on the ballot for a public vote on Feb. 11. You also will have the opportunity to network with other businesses and market your services.
    This event is tied to preparing for RFQs related to the proposed Downing and Skyline design build capital construction projects. TPS representatives will also be onsite to talk about small works needs included in the 2020 Capital Bond.
    Registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TPS2019networking

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  • 10th Annual Champion of Inclusion Awards and Business After-Hours Reception

    November 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Bell Harbor International Conference Center 2211 Alaskan Way Pier 66, The Harbor Room Seattle, WA 98121

    Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Transportation and the Port of Seattle will present the 10th Annual Champion of Inclusion Awards and Business After-Hours Reception. This is an opportunity for prime, sub-contractors, architectural & engineering firms to network in a casual and engaging setting.
    Register here: https://conta.cc/31WChos

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November 13, 2019
  • Marketing: Pricing, packaging and promoting your product or service to sell more! [SCORE]

    November 13, 2019 @ 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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November 14, 2019
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know

    November 14, 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!) 



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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses

    November 14, 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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November 15, 2019
  • Increase Sales: Emotionally Connect To Customers [City of Auburn]

    November 15, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 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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November 20, 2019
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours [SCORE]

    November 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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.

     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.


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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    November 20, 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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  • Marketing Strategies: Setting Up for Success in 2020 [EASC]

    November 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    1001 N. Broadway, Ste. A3, Everett

    Get ready for growing your business ideas in 2020. Learn ways to fine-tune your product market fit and go-to-market strategies in preparation for the year ahead. Learn how to better understand your customers, evolve your product/service offerings and communicate the right value proposition to ensure your marketing efforts generate increased sales and build customer loyalty.
    See more information and register here: https://bit.ly/2WP22Gm

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November 21, 2019
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Goods and Services

    November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    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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