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October 2018

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  • WSDOT 2019 Construction Open House [WSDOT]
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  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]
  • Meet the Ports [PTAC]
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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
  • IMPACT PITCH: Pitch. Network. Celebrate. [BINW]
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  • October First Friday Event - How to do Business with City of Seattle [PTAC]
  • Sell on Amazon and Across the Internet! [SCORE]
  • First Friday Follow-Up Everett [PTAC]
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  • Work Hard During the Week, But Sunday is for Family Day [VIBE]
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  • Procurment Power Hour [PTAC]
  • Marketing to Government Agencies [PTAC]
  • Moses Lake Government Contracting Essentials Workshop [PTAC]
  • Working with Seattle DOT: Ready to Prime (Consultant Focused) [PTAC]
  • Developing Successful Proposals Workshop [PTAC]
  • Accounting System Training for Federal Government Contractors with DCAA [PTAC]
  • Laying the Groundwork (Lacey) [PTAC[
  • Working as a Sub-Contractor (Silverdale) [PTAC]
  • A Small Business Guide to Managing Employees [SCORE and Paychex]
  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Welcome to You, INC [SCORE]
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses [SCORE]
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  • Regional Contracting Forum [CPCS]
  • Muster Across America
  • Technical Tuesdays - Starting a Business [SCORE]
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  • USACE Walla Walla District Industry Day [USACE]
  • Building a Business Plan [SCORE]
  • UW Bothell Diversity Fair [PTAC]
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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
  • Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum [PCEDD]
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  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Master Personal Accountability, 300% Rule [SCORE]
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  • Seattle City Light: Advancing Procurement and Project Management Collaboration [PTAC]
  • Technical Tuesdays - Marketing [SCORE]
  • HR 102 A Free Seminar [SCORE and Paychex)
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  • Marketing 101 - Silverdale [PTAC]
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]
  • ACG Contractor Exchange [AGC]
  • Marketing to the Federal Government (Kennwick) [PTAC]
  • Partnering to Win on Federal Contracts: Teaming, Joint Ventures, and the Mentor Protege Program
  • A Small Business Guide to Managing Employees [SCORE]
  • Financing for Small Business [SCORE]
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  • Growing a Consulting Business [SCORE]
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  • Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business
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  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Resources - Cash Flow is King [SCORE]
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  • Meet the BIGS! Doing Business with the Government [PTAC]
  • Technical Tuesdays - Finance [SCORE]
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  • Legal Basics that Small Business Owners Need to Know [SCORE]
  • Access to Capital and Understanding Financials
  • Construction Career Connections [Sound Transit]
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  • Federal Contracting Seminar [PTAC]
  • Quick! I Need a Business License [SCORE]
  • Health Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses [SCORE]
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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
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  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Resources - The Stuff that Wins [SCORE]
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  • Technical Tuesdays - Operations [SCORE]
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October 2, 2018
  • WSDOT 2019 Construction Open House [WSDOT]

    October 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA (C122)

    The Washington State Department of Transportation invite transportation contractors, subcontractors, and design consultants to learn more about upcoming projects in the Seattle Area. 

    Highlights:

    • Meet WSDOT project staff 
    • Network with other firms

    RVSP Requested: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSDOT2019Construction


    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2MZjzF5

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October 3, 2018
  • Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    October 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Topics Covered:

    • Choosing the right legal entity
    • Conducting you own market research
    • Understanding accounting/taxes
    • Know you insurance/liability
    • How to meet your financial needs

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

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  • Meet the Ports [PTAC]

    October 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Port of Vancouver 3103 NW Lower River Rd Vancouver, WA 98660

    What: 
    Opportunity for small business owners, purchasing and procurement officers that are interested in doing business with the ports. 

    Description:

    • How to register as a contractor/vendor
    • How to find solicitations
    • Ask about products/services ports purchase
    • Learn about upcoming opportunities
    • Find out about resources available to you as a small business that will assist you with the process. 

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

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October 4, 2018
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    October 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 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/2OLkRFp

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  • IMPACT PITCH: Pitch. Network. Celebrate. [BINW]

    October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    The IMPACT Pitch LIVE Competition & Showcase on October 4th is a "Shark Tank"-style event; it is the culmination of several contest rounds, each narrowing down the field of finalists. An evening dedicated to celebrating diverse entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Pacific Northwest, the top 8 finalists in our competition who have a positive IMPACT on their community with pitch their business ideas, LIVE.

    Support your Local Small Business - get your ticket now!

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2JIGX97

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October 5, 2018
  • October First Friday Event - How to do Business with City of Seattle [PTAC]

    October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    700 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA 40th Floor Conference Room 4080

    Training Topics: Government Contracting


    Description:
    City of Seattle - City Purchasing and Contracting Services (CPCS)

    First Friday events:

    “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle”
    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2pwMdEj

    Speak to the buyers for: * Goods and Services *Construction Public Works * Consultant Services

    • 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 procedures 
    • 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

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  • Sell on Amazon and Across the Internet! [SCORE]

    October 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    This 3 hour workshops covers these steps in a fun, informative way with lots of real life examples.

    Key topics covered will include:

     1. How to build an online business
    2. How to leverage and use websites such as Amazon
    3. The basics of online marketing
    4. Gain some tips and tricks 

    For More Information, Click Here

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  • First Friday Follow-Up Everett [PTAC]

    October 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Economic Alliance Snohomish County, 808 134th St SW Suite 101, Everett, WA 98204, USA

    Training Topics: Government Contracting


    Description:
    EASC/PTAC First Friday Follow-up Attend an open forum, round table for businesses to get answers from PTAC Experts. Bring your lunch & your questions regarding government contracting and learn from knowledgeable Small Business Experts.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Dzti5s

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October 6, 2018
  • Work Hard During the Week, But Sunday is for Family Day [VIBE]

    October 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

    Description:John Dionas has been in the car business for three decades. For roughly 26 of those years, he says, he worked every Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and kid’s birthday. He hated it, and so, he was sure, did his employees. So he decided to close Peninsula Auto Group, his Subaru dealership, on Sundays for “family day.” 

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October 8, 2018
  • Procurment Power Hour [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting

    Description:
    Procurement Power Hour, sponsored by Jacobs, is a monthly program designed to connect government contractors/subcontractors with like-minded peers and procurement professionals to discuss ideas, challenges, success, and more, to advance their success in the government contracting arena. Each month's facilitated discussion will have a different focus, but any business is welcome. Attendance is free, and pre-registration is encouraged.

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  • Marketing to Government Agencies [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting

    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 con-tractors 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 networking protocol

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  • Moses Lake Government Contracting Essentials Workshop [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Port of Moses Lake, 7810 Andrews St NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837, USA (The Fish Bowl Room)

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales


    Description:
    A comprehensive overview of how to do business with and market to the local, state, and federal government agencies and prime contractors.

    In this class you will learn:

    • * How to classify your product or service  
    • * How to register in correct databases  
    • * Small business programs and certifications  
    • * Types of solicitations and how to respond  
    • * Marketing strategies for finding opportunities  
    • * How to develop a capability statement  
    • * Laws and regulations

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

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  • Working with Seattle DOT: Ready to Prime (Consultant Focused) [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (Bertha Knight Landes Room)

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting

    Description:
    Working with SDOT: Ready to Prime event will be held on October 18th from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room of City Hall.

    This will be an event discussing the key similarities/differences between engaging on SDOT work as a sub-consultant and a prime consultant. The event should help subs interested in potentially shifting to a prime role to understand the key expectations and requirements that may help for successful contracting with the department. 

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Pm6GqR

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  • Developing Successful Proposals Workshop [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Economic Alliance Snohomish County, 808 134th St SW Suite 101, Everett, WA 98204, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales

    Description:
    Developing Successful Proposals Workshop

    The Government Marketplace is very competitive which makes it even more important to understand how to write a compelling proposal. Successful firms which win public sector contracts approach proposal development using a repeatable process.  This workshop provides the strategies, techniques and tools used by successful contractors.  

    Learn How To:

    • Read an RFP/RPQ/RFB 
    • Reposition your company 
    • Plan your response 
    • Set up your files 
    • Target your response

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2DA3eaz

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  • Accounting System Training for Federal Government Contractors with DCAA [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092, USA

    Presented By:Greater Spokane Inc (Live Stream of Seattle event)
    Ensure your business’ accounting system is set up to succeed long-term in the federal marketplace. This training will provide an overview of the accounting system design review process that federal auditors utilize in the event of an audit and requirements for federal contractors with an emphasis on Defense contracting. Additionally, the training will provide information on what makes an adequate cost proposal in the federal marketplace.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2y6D8XG

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  • Laying the Groundwork (Lacey) [PTAC[

    October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Thurston Economic Development Council, 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA 98503, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting

    Description:
    For small business owners who are new to government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting is in your future.

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

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  • Working as a Sub-Contractor (Silverdale) [PTAC]

    October 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Cavalon Place, 2011 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale, WA 98383, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting

    Description:
    Hear from a prime contractor their needs and requirements to work as a subcontractor. Past participants have noted this is college level information and instruction! NOTE: The early registration date accommodates the instructor's flight from out of state to teach this class. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up!

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

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  • A Small Business Guide to Managing Employees [SCORE and Paychex]

    October 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

    Description:
    As an owner or manager of a small business, you may be responsible for complex functions like compliance, HR, and employee benefits, all of which could lead to government fines as well as litigation if not managed properly.
    This seminar helps cover rules, regulations, and best practices you may encounter once you have employees.

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

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  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Welcome to You, INC [SCORE]

    October 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led By Travis Daigle:


    Travis Daigle is a former US Army Special Forces Medic and Combat Veteran. Along with his military experience, Travis brings a diverse personal background that includes overcoming obesity and debt, working and as an Engineer and an Entrepreneur. 

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  • Health Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    October 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Look no further! Here’s a SCORE workshop that will provide you the basics to help you proceed down the path of developing and implementing an employee benefit plan, with an emphasis on health insurance coverage.

    • Understand why employers should offer employee benefits package and what is typically included (focus on health insurance). 
    • Understand who is eligible to purchase a small business plan. 
    • Have general understanding of carrier/plan options in Washington State. 
    • Know how to obtain a quote and how rates are determined. 
    • How to set up your employee benefits package.

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

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October 9, 2018
  • Regional Contracting Forum [CPCS]

    October 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    2018 Regional Contracting Forum
    Introduce your business to the region's largest government entities. Attendees have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants and suppliers all at one event.

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

    What:

    • Construction/Architectural Engineering: one-on-one sessions with prime contractors and consultants during pre-scheduled interviews. 
    • Exhibit tables: Meet local, state and federal procurement representatives and business resource providers.   
    • Networking: Engage with government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants and suppliers all at one event. 

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  • Muster Across America

    October 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    WeWork 1411 4th Avenue, 1411 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    Description:
    Bunker Labs, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses, invites you to our signature event, the Muster!

    The Muster Across America Tour is Bunker Labs’ annual national tour to cities across the United States showcasing veteran entrepreneurs, empowering local entrepreneurial ecosystems, and building powerful connections between the veteran community and the business community.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2O2nuqj

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  • Technical Tuesdays - Starting a Business [SCORE]

    October 9, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led by Jeff Freedman:


    Jeff has been in various financial management positions since 1978; including sales, credit, legal, marketing, inventory, human resources, and more. Recently retired from ownership of a retail business in Seattle for 16 years. 

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October 10, 2018
  • USACE Walla Walla District Industry Day [USACE]

    October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, USA

    Description:
    The Walla Walla District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a free seminar for business owners and representatives to present training on how to do business with the Corps. 

    Events:

    • Round Table Discussions
    • Informational Briefings
    • SBA Regulatory and Legislative Updates
    • Program and Contracting Processes
    • Break Out Sessions

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2QVb2X4

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  • Building a Business Plan [SCORE]

    October 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Learn proven techniques to plan for higher sales, profits and cash flow. Learn how experts avoid the pitfalls that cause many new businesses to fail. 

    Topics covered: 

    • Keys to success 
    • Writing your business plan 
    • How to conduct market research 
    • Fact-based financial projections 
    • Operations planning

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

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  • UW Bothell Diversity Fair [PTAC]

    October 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Washington PTAC, 808 134th St SW #101, Everett, WA 98204, USA

    Description: 
    The Supplier Diversity Program hosts a Diverse Supplier Fair this October. The program would like to promote interaction between staff and suppliers within our community. Come meet and connect with small and local businesses. Learn more about green purchasing and diverse businesses in our community. Get to know suppliers that are women, minority, disabled, or veteran owned businesses!

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2yc0r29

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October 11, 2018
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 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, and how to evaluate the financial health of your business. 

    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/2IbcUHb

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  • Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum [PCEDD]

    October 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, USA


    Description:
    The Pierce County Economic Development Department and the City of Lakewood Economic Development Department, with participating agencies, are hosting a free Purchasing Forum for local businesses. Learn new and existing business opportunities with government agencies.

    Meet one-on-one with purchasing agents from federal, state, and local government agencies

    • Learn how to access agency portals 
    • Learn about upcoming bidding opportunities  
    • Network with other Pierce County business owners and managers 
    • Participate in educational breakout session(s) - to be announced

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2PYtD39

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October 15, 2018
  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Master Personal Accountability, 300% Rule [SCORE]

    October 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led By Travis Daigle:


    Travis Daigle is a former US Army Special Forces Medic and Combat Veteran. Along with his military experience, Travis brings a diverse personal background that includes overcoming obesity and debt, working and as an Engineer and an Entrepreneur. 

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October 16, 2018
  • Seattle City Light: Advancing Procurement and Project Management Collaboration [PTAC]

    October 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA 98104, USA 600 4th Ave (Bertha Knight Landes Room)

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting

    Description:
    Seattle City Light | Simplar Institute | University of Washington

    Come learn how Seattle City Light and others have saved time and money by shifting to Accelerated RFPs and Expertise-Driven Project delivery. Learn solutions for when our own organizations mistakenly hinder collaboration, quality, & project outcomes – and ultimately create wasted effort and frustration in the procurement and project management of contracts and services.

     Learn how you can be part of the solution!

    • Do you have a big RFP on the horizon? 
    • Want to save 50% on your procurement timeline? 
    • Interested in tips for purchasing in the IT sector? 
    • Frustrated by the lack of performance measures to increase vendor accountability? 
    • Looking for strategies to create more effective scopes of work? 
    • Want to see examples from real-life project showcases?

    https://bit.ly/2ON89tc

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  • Technical Tuesdays - Marketing [SCORE]

    October 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led by Jeff Freedman:

    Jeff has been in various financial management positions since 1978; including sales, credit, legal, marketing, inventory, human resources, and more. Recently retired from ownership of a retail business in Seattle for 16 years. 

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  • HR 102 A Free Seminar [SCORE and Paychex)

    October 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA

    Description:
    This seminar helps cover HR rules, regulations, and best practices you may encounter once you have employees.


    Topics: 

    • BENEFITS: Understand what fundamental benefit packages can be offered to employees and how it impacts the organization in terms of finance as well as morale.
    • COMPLIANCE: Ensure your employees meet federal law requirements to prevent lawsuits, audits, and fines, by offering safety and ethics training, providing safety & loss prevention services, and posting clear guidelines on employee expectations from onboarding through separation. 
    • EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION: Develop a clear and effective employee Handbook. Know what to include to ensure clear communication at all levels of the organization, replacing ambiguity with opportunity for employee development.

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October 17, 2018
  • Marketing 101 - Silverdale [PTAC]

    October 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
    2021 NW Myhre Rd, Silverdale, WA 98383, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales

    Description:
    What does marketing to the federal government look like? Get insights and input on your business cards, capability statements and more

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

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  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]

    October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 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/2NA0UoK

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  • ACG Contractor Exchange [AGC]

    October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    AGC Building, 1200 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA (2nd Floor Conference Room)

    Matchmaking will consist of one business at a time with appointments scheduled in increments of no more than 8 min with 2 min transition.

    NOTE 1: Each company may register for one time-slot per General Contractor. Because there are more contractors than one person can meet with during the event, companies may have more than one representative attending.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Ib2tU6

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  • Marketing to the Federal Government (Kennwick) [PTAC]

    October 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
    Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, 7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336, USA

    Training Topics: 
    Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales

    Description:
    Learn how to identify your government customers, analyze current and future needs, select and develop the right tools to assist your marketing efforts, connect with your customer and best practices to achieve marketing success. Learn how to develop an effective capability statement to set your company apart from your competition.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2pJaM0I

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  • Partnering to Win on Federal Contracts: Teaming, Joint Ventures, and the Mentor Protege Program

    October 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Webinar

    Topic:
    Partnering to Win on Federal Contracts: Teaming, Joint Ventures and the Mentor Protégé Program

    Description
    During this webinar, attendees will learn how to use teaming, joint venturing and the mentor protégé program to their advantage. Experienced Federal government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will discuss the proper procedures for entering into an enforceable teaming agreement, and essential clauses to include in these types of agreements, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. 

     For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2O4dfko

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  • A Small Business Guide to Managing Employees [SCORE]

    October 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA (room 1E - 108)

    Description: 
    As an owner or manager of a small business, you may be responsible for complex functions like compliance, HR, and employee benefits, all of which could lead to government fines as well as litigation if not managed properly. This seminar helps cover rules, regulations, and best practices you may encounter once you have employees.

    Topics Include:

    • Benefits
    • Compliance
    • Employee Communication

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

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  • Financing for Small Business [SCORE]

    October 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 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: https://conta.cc/2ONLoVQ

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October 19, 2018
  • Growing a Consulting Business [SCORE]

    October 19, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 4:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Topics Covered:

    • The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of consulting 
    • 9 sales tips: Why people don’t hire you and how to get them to hire you on your terms 
    • 15 marketing strategies that pull clients to you 
    • Role plays and hot-seats to improve your performance 
    • 7 ways to achieve work-life balance —have a business and a life 
    • 3 keys to proposals that work 
    • 10 time management to increase your efficiency 
    • Providing value that accelerates your getting hired 
    • How to setup a consulting business 
    • Fees – why you charge too little and how to get more

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October 20, 2018
  • Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

    October 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    1102 A St #438, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Topics:
    Sustainability and Equality, greening your supply chain, communicating your sustainability goals. 

    Ticket Prices:
    $25 new/microbusiness/recent graduate
    $50 small business
    $75 full price ticket
    $125 full price + partial sponsorship of another attendee.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Qpp02u

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October 22, 2018
  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Resources - Cash Flow is King [SCORE]

    October 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led By Travis Daigle:


    Travis Daigle is a former US Army Special Forces Medic and Combat Veteran. Along with his military experience, Travis brings a diverse personal background that includes overcoming obesity and debt, working and as an Engineer and an Entrepreneur. 

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October 23, 2018
  • Meet the BIGS! Doing Business with the Government [PTAC]

    October 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001, USA

    What: 
    Government contracting can be a great additional revenue stream for your business. The government at all levels – federal, state, and local – buys nearly every type of good and service. In fiscal year 2017, more than $335 million worth of federal contracts were performed in Spokane County alone.

    Description:
    Networking Opportunities with government contracting officers and prime contractors

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  • Technical Tuesdays - Finance [SCORE]

    October 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led by Jeff Freedman:

    Jeff has been in various financial management positions since 1978; including sales, credit, legal, marketing, inventory, human resources, and more. Recently retired from ownership of a retail business in Seattle for 16 years. 

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October 24, 2018
  • Legal Basics that Small Business Owners Need to Know [SCORE]

    October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Description:This workshop focuses on the following topics that are key in the life of a small business owner:

    • Selecting and forming a legal entity for your business 
    • How to bring in co-owners 
    • Creating governing documents, LLC Operating Agreement or Corporation Shareholder’s Agreement 
    • Employee vs. independent contractor issues 
    • Leasing property – pitfalls to avoid 
    • Insurance - Do you need it and what types of insurance should you consider? 
    • Doing business in other states 
    • Operating your business over the internet 
    • Intellectual property: Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Name

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  • Access to Capital and Understanding Financials

    October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168, USA

    Description:
    In this forum, hear from the experts on topics:

    •Financial and tax impacts on small/emerging businesses 
    •Access to capital and bonding 
    •Working with traditional and non-traditional lenders to obtain working capital

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

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  • Construction Career Connections [Sound Transit]

    October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Evergreen State College The Tacoma Campus, 1210 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405, USA

    Description:Come learn about job opportunities across Sound Transit’s 25-year regional transit expansion of Link light rail, Sounder commuter rail and bus rapid transit. Connect with prime contractors, union and pre-apprenticeship program representatives, and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, and Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff, among others.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2PBatk5

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October 25, 2018
  • Federal Contracting Seminar [PTAC]

    October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    AGC of Washington, 1200 Westlake Ave N # 301, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    What:
    Join us in Seattle or on-line as real-world experts in the federal contracting world share their insights and expertise across the entire spectrum of pursuing and working on federal contracts

    Description:

    • Design-Build Challenges 
    • Cost/Pricing Audits & Investigations 
    • Bribery, Gratuities, Kickbacks, and other Government Contract Ethics 
    • Roadblocks to Commercial Items 
    • Small Business Certifications & SBA Affiliation Rules 
    • Navigating Tariffs, Shutdowns, and Sovereign Acts 
    • Labor Compliance Pitfalls (SCA, DBA, FLSA) 
    • Hot Topics in Procurement Reform

    You must register for this event. 


    For More Information, Click Here: http://washingtonptac.org/seminar/

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  • Quick! I Need a Business License [SCORE]

    October 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    2401 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Bring your lunch and learn the ins and outs of getting your business licensed in Washington. We will start by coaching you though choosing the correct business entity including Sole Proprietorship's, Partnerships, LLCs, and simple Corporations.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2ym0GaW

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  • Health Insurance Coverage for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    October 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:

    • Understand why employers should offer employee benefits package and what is typically included (focus on health insurance). 
    • Understand who is eligible to purchase a small business plan. 
    • Have general understanding of carrier/plan options in Washington State. 
    • Know how to obtain a quote and how rates are determined. 
    • How to set up your employee benefits package.

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

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October 28, 2018
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Greater Seattle SCORE, 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/2IbcUHb

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October 29, 2018
  • Entrepreneurial Mental Toughness Training - Resources - The Stuff that Wins [SCORE]

    October 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led By Travis Daigle:


    Travis Daigle is a former US Army Special Forces Medic and Combat Veteran. Along with his military experience, Travis brings a diverse personal background that includes overcoming obesity and debt, working and as an Engineer and an Entrepreneur. 

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October 30, 2018
  • Technical Tuesdays - Operations [SCORE]

    October 30, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    Tioga Library Building, 1901 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Third Floor)

    Led by Jeff Freedman:

    Jeff has been in various financial management positions since 1978; including sales, credit, legal, marketing, inventory, human resources, and more. Recently retired from ownership of a retail business in Seattle for 16 years. 

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