Grow your business in seven weeks

The Washington Women’s Business Center will teach you how to start and grow your business during this seven-session course. Register now to learn how to manage, market and finance your business. You will learn how to write your business plan and network with other business owners. The seven-week course will meet every Thursday in Lakewood, Washington beginning April 27. Below are the course sessions and […] Read more »

Meet the Buyers Events

Small Business Administration (SBA) Meet the Buyers at Three Free Events this spring! March 16th  2:30-5pm: Sell to the Port of Everett April 12th 8am-3:30pm: Regional Contracting Forum May 18th 7am-5pm: Getting Back 2 Business University of Puget Sound Tacoma Click below for details   March 16: Sell To the Port of Everett Looking to grow your small business? Learn how to sell to the government. Join the SBA, […] Read more »

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 »

Biz Opps: WA PTAC offers new government contracting weekly webinars

Join the conversation: Let’s talk government contracting! What does it take to become a successful government contractor? Washington PTAC is here to answer that question with our new weekly webinar, bringing you information and updates on the top government contracting topics. Click here for more information We’ll be bringing in regional and national experts to talk to you about: • Market research • Legal considerations • Preparing for […] Read more »

SBA offers FREE two-day entrepreneurship workshop for military Veterans & spouses:

Boots to Business Reboot March 24-25, 8am-4pm Bates Technical College, 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma WA Register: Owning a Veteran-Owned Small Business Veterans have the character, discipline, and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot. About Boots to Business Reboot Boots to Business Reboot is a […] Read more »

‘Start Smart’ This Year – Workshop Series Returns to Seattle and Bellevue This Month

The Your Business – Start Smart workshop series returns to Seattle and Bellevue this month. The free educational program pulls together resources from the SBA, its resource partners, and library systems to bring free entrepreneurial education to where the people are.   The two-hour seminar provides the following information to those interested in starting a business:  Characteristics and motivations of entrepreneurs •   Initial considerations, steps […] Read more »

SBA Seeking Input on Certification of WOSB and EDWOSB

Certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) Source: SBA, Claudia Rodgers, December 23, 2015 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking input and comments on certification of Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB)  and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB) in connection with the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB Program). SBA is planning to amend its regulations to […] Read more »

More veteran-focused business events

SBA Live! Veterans Special: Resources Especially for Veterans Tuesday, Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call in to listen to this radio talk show format broadcast. Dial 1 (888) 844-9904 | Enter code 5547756# Click here for more information. Boost Your Business with Facebook Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tacoma, WA Learn from community leaders and Facebook small business […] Read more »

SBA | Make the switch to protect your bottom line

By: Calvin Goings, U.S. Small Business Administration A major transition is happening in America and business owners who fail to act may see an impact on their bottom line. U.S. credit card companies have set October for the national adoption of chip cards. Businesses that have not integrated EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) technology to process chip cards will become financially responsible for fraudulent transactions previously covered […] Read more »

SBA offers two financing workshops

Access to capital and access to free resources … both vital to your business success. Join us for the following two workshops to get connected to the financing and resources that will help your business grow. How to Get Money for Your Business Thursday, October 1 12 to 1 p.m. Online webinar Learn the basics in this hard-hitting, one-hour webinar presentation covering how to finance […] Read more »