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October 2019

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  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business
  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]
  • Training for Prime and Subcontractors - Eastern Region [WSDOT]
2
  • Building a Formal Business Plan [SCORE]
  • Building a Formal Business Plan [SCORE]
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  • Cash Flow Reigns Supreme [City of Tacoma]
  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]
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  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]
  • NAMC MWBE Awards Gala & Plenary Session
5
  • 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business
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  • Port of Seattle PortGen Workshop: Construction / Small Works Panel Discussion [Port of Seattle]
9
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
10
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Architecture and Engineering
11
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]
  • Legal Basics that Small Business Owners Need to Know [SCORE Seattle]
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  • WSDOT Training for Prime and Subcontractors - Olympic Region [WSDOT]
15
  • Training for Prime and Subcontractors - Southwest [WSDOT]
  • Meet the BIGS! Doing Business with the Government [PTAC Greater Spokane}
16
  • University of Washington Supplier Orientation [UW]
  • No-Cost DBE Training [WSDOT]
17
  • Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum [Pierce County]
  • Start Up & Grow Your Business [City of Auburn]
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  • Webinar: Money in the Bag: Top 7 Ways to Raise Capital [MBDA-Baltimore]
  • Contractor Open House for Construction & Design [WSDOT]
23
  • Save the Date: Enterprise Procurement Policy Workshop [WA DES]
  • North Puget Sound Small Business Summit [Economic Alliance Snohomish]
24
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Construction
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30
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know - Seattle [SCORE]
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  • Half-day Export Workshop in Seattle [WEOT]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business - Everett
October 1, 2019
  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business

    October 1, 2019
    Cowork Box, 1000 124th Ave NE Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005, 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

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  • Vendor Drop-In [Sound Transit]

    October 1, 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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  • Training for Prime and Subcontractors - Eastern Region [WSDOT]

    October 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Department of Transportation, 2714 N Mayfair St, Spokane, WA 99207, USA

    Description:
    This in-person training will provide Prim Contractors and Subcontractors with information on the new contract requirements and their responsibilities under the new program provisions. 

    Contact: Sharon Schnebly schnebs@wsdot.wa.gov

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October 2, 2019
  • Building a Formal Business Plan [SCORE]

    October 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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

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  • Building a Formal Business Plan [SCORE]

    October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cowork Box, 1000 124th Ave NE Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005, 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

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October 3, 2019
  • Cash Flow Reigns Supreme [City of Tacoma]

    October 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    747 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Room 243)

    Description: 
    The City of Tacoma's Community and Economic Development Department in partnership with the National Development Council brings you a free workshop designed for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs about the use of financial statements to make better business decisions. 

    For More Information, Click Here

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  • NAMC Monthly Meeting [National Association of Minority Contractors]

    October 3, 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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October 4, 2019
  • First Friday Drop-In Day Schedule [City of Seattle]

    October 4, 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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  • NAMC MWBE Awards Gala & Plenary Session

    October 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Marriott Hotel 3201 S 176th Street SeaTac, WA 98188

    Description:
    Building a Legacy -- Growth, Advocacy, Access

    4-5 PM: Plenary Session
    5-8 PM Reception and Awards Dinner

    Attire: Business
    Completed Registration please email to Admin@NAMCWA.com
    Registration link: https://bit.ly/2lx9ZkY

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October 5, 2019
  • 2nd Annual Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

    October 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    RAIN Incubator, 2304 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA

    Description: Register today for this unique conference focused on sustainability - and what it means for women in business in the South Sound. Speakers & info added as they are confirmed - topics to include financial sustainability, building community, branding for sustainability, and way more! 

    For More Information, Click Here

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October 8, 2019
  • Port of Seattle PortGen Workshop: Construction / Small Works Panel Discussion [Port of Seattle]

    October 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
    Seattle-Tacoma International Airport - Central Auditorium, 17801 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98158, USA

    Attendees will gain a better understanding of what to expect next after a contract is awarded in the categories of Major and Small Works Construction. Come meet Primes and Subcontractors that have worked for the Port. These contractors will participate in a panel discussion along with Port staff to answer questions. Potential topics include invoicing, monthly amounts paid, reporting requirements, and contract execution.

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

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October 9, 2019
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    October 9, 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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October 10, 2019
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Architecture and Engineering

    October 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:
    Attend a free, in-person orientation at our office. Learn more about King County's contracting process, effective marketing strategies, and tips for submitting successful bids and proposals. Chat with our contract specialists, sustainable purchasing manager, and our small business certification team.

    For More Information Click Here: www.kingcounty.gov/procurement 

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October 11, 2019
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors [PTAC]

    October 11, 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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  • Legal Basics that Small Business Owners Need to Know [SCORE Seattle]

    October 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Greater Seattle - 2401 4th Ave. Suite 450, Seattle, WA

    Workshop 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 Names

    Register and see more information here: https://conta.cc/2MuKSZB

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October 14, 2019
  • WSDOT Training for Prime and Subcontractors - Olympic Region [WSDOT]

    October 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    5720 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501, USA

    Description:
    This in-person training will provide Prime Contractors and Subcontractors with information on the new contract requirements and their responsibilities under the new program provisions. 

    Contact: Reyne McBride mcbride@wsdot.wa.gov

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October 15, 2019
  • Training for Prime and Subcontractors - Southwest [WSDOT]

    October 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    11018 NE 51st Cir, Vancouver, WA 98682, USA

    Description:
    This in-person training will provide Prim Contractors and Subcontractors with information on the new contract requirements and their responsibilities under the new program provisions. 

    Contact: Jack Doty dotyj@wsdot.wa.gov

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  • Meet the BIGS! Doing Business with the Government [PTAC Greater Spokane}

    October 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001, USA

    Description: 
    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 2018, more than $400 million worth of federal contracts were performed in Spokane County alone.
    One of the biggest keys to success in government contracting is meeting and networking with government contracting officers and large, prime contractors. Meet the Bigs will give you the opportunity to do just that! Representatives from our region’s largest government agencies and prime contractors will be available throughout the event to talk with you about what they buy, how they buy it, current and upcoming subcontracting opportunities, and more.

    For More Information Click Here: https://greaterspokane.org/events/3141/

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October 16, 2019
  • University of Washington Supplier Orientation [UW]

    October 16, 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://bit.ly/2Ogl3LM 

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  • No-Cost DBE Training [WSDOT]

    October 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, USA

    Description:
    Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Office of Equal Opportunity is excited to invite you to attend the DBE Orientation "Boot Camp" 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.
    Firms will have an opportunity to hear from OEO and Executive Leadership as well as collaborating divisions, such as Construction, Consulting and Internal Auditing.

    For More Information Click Here

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October 17, 2019
  • Greater Pierce County Purchasing Forum [Pierce County]

    October 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, USA

    Description:
    You're invited to a FREE Purchasing Forum presented by Pierce County Economic Development Department and the City of Lakewood Economic Development Department along with participating agencies. Learn first-hand about new and existing business opportunities with government agencies.

    For More Information Click Here

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  • Start Up & Grow Your Business [City of Auburn]

    October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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October 22, 2019
  • Webinar: Money in the Bag: Top 7 Ways to Raise Capital [MBDA-Baltimore]

    October 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Webinar

    Description:
    Three presentations discussing tips for accessing the capital you need to grow your business. 

    For More Information Click Here

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  • Contractor Open House for Construction & Design [WSDOT]

    October 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    South Seattle College Georgetown Campus, 6737 Corson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

    Description:
    The Washington State Department of Transportation invites specialized contractors, architectural and 
    engineering firms, and certified DBE and MSVWBE companies to a special Contractor Open House. At this free event, you can learn more about the millions of dollars WSDOT is investing in exciting transportation infrastructure projects in the greater Seattle metro area and along major corridors including SR 520, I-405 and the Puget Sound Gateway. This is an opportunity to network with prime contractors, WSDOT megaproject and regional staff, and learn more about state certification.

    For More Information Click Here

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October 23, 2019
  • Save the Date: Enterprise Procurement Policy Workshop [WA DES]

    October 23, 2019
    DES Building, 1500 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA

    The Enterprise Procurement Policy Team at the Department of Enterprise Services will be hosting another Policy Workshop on October 23, 2019, at the DES Building (1500 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA).
    Agenda and additional details coming soon!
    Questions?  Contact the DES Enterprise Procurement Policy Team.

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  • North Puget Sound Small Business Summit [Economic Alliance Snohomish]

    October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA

    Description:
    Join over 700 individuals from a variety of industries representing businesses across the North Puget Sound region for a day of breakout sessions, panel discussions, an exhibition hall to access valuable resources, and networking opportunities.

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

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October 24, 2019
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Construction

    October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:
    Attend a free, in-person orientation at our office. Learn more about King County's contracting process, effective marketing strategies, and tips for submitting successful bids and proposals. Chat with our contract specialists, sustainable purchasing manager, and our small business certification team.

    For More Information Click Here: www.kingcounty.gov/procurement

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October 30, 2019
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know - Seattle [SCORE]

    October 30, 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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October 31, 2019
  • Half-day Export Workshop in Seattle [WEOT]

    October 31, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    University of Washington, Bank of America Executive Education Building, Douglas Forum Seattle, WA 98195

    Join the SBA at the next Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT) free half-day export training at the University of Washington to meet the local, state, regional and federal representatives who will help your small business go global.
    Click here for registration and more information.

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business - Everett

    October 31, 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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