Biz Opps: Contracting Opportunities & Outreach Events

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES Port of Tacoma – Benefit Broker The Port of Tacoma (Port) and Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) are soliciting proposals from firms interested in providing benefit broker services for the Port and NWSA benefit plans. The Port is seeking the contract to begin January 1, 2018 for five (5) years with two one year options, at the sole discretion of the Port, for […] Read more »

Biz Opps: WSDOT Free Training & Biz Opps

Free WSDOT Contracting Training Video Links Recent WSDOT Support Services Training Classes – Project Agreements, Administrative Considerations For Bidding, Complete General Estimating, Complete Scheduling and Workflow Management *new Federal Prevailing Wage – Davis Bacon, Business Plan Development, Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements SCORE Small Business Video Tutorials Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session EIW Contractor University Free IRS Webinars https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1 Attention all Washington […] Read more »

Kitsap’s Olympic College and Western on the Peninsulas technology degree programs in the news!

Cybersecurity is hot, and these Washington colleges teach it Seattle Times, Katherine Long Cybersecurity experts are among the most sought-after workers in the tech field, and Washington colleges and universities are stepping up to help fill the many job vacancies. Click here to read more and learn about how WWU’s new CyberRange will prepare students for high demand jobs>> Olympic College offers BA in digital […] Read more »

US – China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade

US – China Briefing: Opportunities and Risks in Investment and Trade Jul 26, 2017 @ 9:00 – 10:30AM     Plan on participating for an update on business and investment opportunities with China!   Featuring: Yuping Wang Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine (DWT) Robin Chen Co-Head of the China Desk, Wells Fargo Speakers will address the following topics: Capital Restrictions Recently, China implemented stricter capital controls which have the […] Read more »

KNKX Public Radio Interview: Western’s Cyber Range

Listen to KNKX Public Radio’s interview with Erik Fretheim, Director of the Information Systems Security Program at Western Washington University. Erik shares more about Western’s new Cyber Range facility that will be located at Western’s Poulsbo site. To learn more about the program visit, wwu.edu/ciss Read more »

He’s back! Maury’s new blog offers help to entrepreneurs

Economic development guru, Maury Forman retired from WA State Department of Commerce in 2016 but it didn’t stick. He is back offering wit, wisdom and valuable resources via his new blog Maury Forum. Entrepreneurs and economic developers should check in regularly for helpful advice, grant opportunities, and specialized resources for startups, Women Owned Businesses, Veterans, and some “great ideas”. The Ask Maury’s Nephew: Legal FAQ […] Read more »

KEDA PTAC – Upcoming Events!

Contracting Coffee Hour tomorrow, June 7th from 7:30-9am! Kitsap Economic Development Alliance Drop in for Help with Your Government Contracting Questions!  KEDA hosts a monthly Contracting Coffee Hour – an open forum for businesses with questions about contracting with the government, on the first Wednesday of each month. This is your opportunity to meet with  contracting experts, network with other contractors,  discuss common issues/problems, get your contracting questions answered, […] Read more »

WSDOT Announcements, Events & Resources for DBE Contractors and Consultants

    ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS AND RESOURCES Resources Scholarship Opportunity for Diverse Businesses  This opportunity is: Sponsored by Bank of America Managed and administered by Communities Foundation of Texas And may be used for the Minority Business Executive Program at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business. Apply Online Center for Business Innovation, Lacey ScaleUp: comprehensive business growth training program  Free Training Video Links Recent WSDOT […] Read more »

Kitsap SCORE is growing!

Kitsap SCORE now has a team of six volunteer business mentors. You are free to work with the mentor you’ve worked with before, or reach out to another member of our team. Visit Kitsap SCORE to learn about volunteers and reach out to schedule a meeting. Or, just send us an email at kitsap@scorevolunteer.org Remember, Kitsap SCORE is here to help you start or grow your […] Read more »

SBA Webinars

This Thursday – SBA offers 4 live webinars to help your small business: Make the World’s Biggest Buyer Your Customer Through Government Contracts Federal, state and local governments purchase billions of dollars of goods and services every year. Register now for this free webinar to discover how to use small business certifications and set-asides to get your share of the business. Learn about other free […] Read more »