Vibe Coworks teams up with the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

KEDA is proud to partner with Vibe Coworks – Kitsap’s newest and coolest coworking venture – and we are delighted with this fantastic feature in their latest newsletter.  Click here to learn more about how KEDA helps Kitsap businesses and startups! Click here to share the story and learn more about Vibe Coworks July 10, 2017  by Vibe Coworks There’s a new partnership in town, and it’s red hot. […] Read more »

Business Startups: Roadmap to register & license your business in Washington

Resources for starting your business Starting a business is a big decision. If you’ve never owned a business before, you may be unaware of all the things you need to do to get your business going. Careful planning and research will improve your chances of success. The Washington State Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA) helps people navigate Washington’s environment and business regulatory […] Read more »

Biz Opps: Small Business Outreach – BergerABAM

BergerABAM, a prime contractor, invites you to attend a small business outreach for upcoming Naval Base Kitsap project Attend this informational meeting on Wednesday, July 19th from 11am-1pm to learn about subcontracting opportunities for upcoming IDIQ RFP:  (Anticipated RFP August 2017) Please RSVP now! SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORIES NEEDED: Woman Owned Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small-disadvantaged HUB Zone AREA OF EXPERTISE: Architecture Survey Hydrographic Survey CADD/BIM Civil Engineering […] Read more »

Second cruise ship coming to Poulsbo

Terryl Asla —Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Starting in 2018, not one, but two, cruise ships will be dropping anchor in Liberty Bay, Port of Poulsbo Commissioner Stephen Swann announced at the June 28 Poulsbo Port District/City of Poulsbo Joint Meeting. The news was confirmed by American Cruise Lines, which operates the cruise ships. Currently, the cruise liner “American Spirit” stops in Poulsbo; it carries […] Read more »

Just added! Government Contracting Training on Technical Proposals

Learn what the government is looking for in a technical proposal Get tips on how to be more successful in the world of government contracting! You will learn how to review technical proposals and respond accordingly. The class is presented by KEDA’s PTAC counselor, Mary Jo Juarez, and Mona Carlson, a retired Government Contracting Officer with NAVFAC with extensive experience with contract/modification pricing and negotiations […] Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Could your small business win $20,000?

 edg3 Fund Competition for Small Businesses | Kitsap Bank  Kitsap Bank edg3 Fund Competition provides funding for entrepreneurs dedicated to growing our community economically, socially and environmentally. Click here for informational flyer. Kitsap Bank is holding a free informational workshop for anyone interested in applying for edg3 FUND. We will cover: • Highlights of contest rules • The edg3 FUND competition process • FAQs • Tips for: […] Read more »