SBA provides updated guide for small businesses interested in doing business with the governmnt

12 Steps to Success-GC-Area VI How to Guide-1-27-2017 The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated their small business assistance guide, 12 Steps to Success. This guide provides a single, comprehensive electronic document for small businesses interested in doing business with the federal government. The guide has been reformatted for better readability and merges “12 Steps to Success” and the “Useful Government Contracting Websites” into this one […] Read more »

SBA Emerging Leaders program is accepting applications

  For the fifth year in row, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District Office is offering the Emerging Leaders training initiative for local small businesses on the brink of growth. Apply by March 1 <>  for 2017 Emerging Leaders, SBA’s Free ‘Mini-MBA’ for Growing Businesses The intensive entrepreneurship education series includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time during seven months. Upon completion of […] Read more »

IRS & FTC present FREE webinar for small business: Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information

Protecting Sensitive Business and Customer Information: Practical Identity Safety Practices FREE Webinar for Small Business Organizations and their members Presented by the Federal Trade Commission & Internal Revenue Service Wednesday, February 1, 2017 (click here for flyer) 1:00—2:00 pm Pacific Learn about identity theft, new imposter scams targeting businesses, cybersecurity practices to reduce your risk, data breach avoidance and response, and free resources to help you […] Read more »

2017 Economic Forecast/Decision Makers Breakfast – early bird reg ends Jan 11

Registration is now open for KEDA’s 19th Annual Decision Makers Breakfast – 2017 Economic Forecast event Tuesday, January 31st 7:30  10:00 a.m. Breakfast service begins at 7:00am Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside REGISTER NOW! EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS NOON JANUARY 11TH Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, returns to deliver the 2017 Economic Forecast and provide valuable insight for the coming […] Read more »

New sessions for BE$T, Business Education Support & Training Program

Thinking of Starting or Expanding your Business?  Kitsap’s BE$T, Business Education Support & Training Program will help you learn the skills necessary to succeed! Develop your Business Concept Define and understand who your customer base is Learn about money management and break even point Study cash flow, pricing, taxes and financial statements Design a marketing and sales plan Develop your own business feasibility study Obtain […] Read more »

Poulsbo coworking office will open in 2017

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, Kitsap Peninsula Journal of Business  A coworking space aimed at serving telecommuters, freelancers and entrepreneurs is slated to open next year in Poulsbo.  Vibe Coworks has leased a 5,300-square-foot space in the top floor of a new commercial building planned on Eighth Avenue, according to a news release. The building, designed by Rice Fergus Miller, is expected to be completed by […] Read more »

edg3 FUND Live -featuring keynote speaker Griff Griffin, CEO of Combat Flip Flops – is Nov 17th get your tickets now!

edg3 FUND Live is just a few weeks away!  We hope you will help us celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week by cheering on your favorite company competing for the $20,000 grand prize! Thursday November 17, 5:30pm Kitsap Conference Center 100 Washington Avenue Bremerton, WA RSVP at  $10 at the door.  Two drink tickets included. Or register through Brown Paper Tickets at Kitsap Bank’s 2016 […] Read more »

Nov 8 Kitsap Business Forum Talks Cultural Agility— Leading People and Change in a Cross-Cultural Context

REGISTER ONLINE NOW Silverdale, WA (Oct.28, 2016)—In today’s global marketplace, cultural differences remain very real–and often get in the way of effective leadership. But culture-crossing experiences are happening locally too. As we work and live with people from a range of backgrounds, cultural agility is a practice that can benefit our businesses and communities. On November 8, the Kitsap Business Forum opens a conversation about […] Read more »

Global Entrepreneurship Week is November 14-20

KEDA and our business and agency partners are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week! FEATURED EVENT: edg3 FUND LIVE!  November  17th  5:30 pm Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Five local entrepreneurs make their pitches in front of a live audience to an independent panel of judges for their chance to win $20,000 Info & registration at Networking:  5:30-6:15pm Live Competition:  6:15pm Substantial hors d’oeuvres and two drinks […] Read more »