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Labor Day- WCWB Offices Closed 8:30 am
Labor Day- WCWB Offices Closed @ Center for Business & Innovation
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Our office will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday morning at 8:30AM.
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Grow Your Business Internationally 12:00 pm
Grow Your Business Internationally @ Lacey Timberland Library
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grow Your Business Internationally @ Lacey Timberland Library | Lacey | Washington | United States
Do you run a small business? Are you looking for ways to grow your business? Join the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT) for this free half-day export workshop where you will: Meet the local, state, regional & federal export resources who will help you on your export journey Learn about resources to develop an export business plan and identify and validate international...
Let’s Talk Business: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Hashtags 12:00 pm
Let’s Talk Business: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Hashtags @ Webinar
Sep 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Let's Talk Business: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Hashtags @ Webinar
Instagram is the fastest growing social network, now surpassing Twitter in monthly users. Yet, most small businesses aren’t taking advantage of Instagram in their digital marketing. Through this free workshop, we will help small business owners: understand the importance of including Instagram in their digital marketing; develop a results-driven Instagram strategy; and implement their strategy using hack, shortcuts, and tools to make...
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Steps for Small Business Start-Up Lacey Library 3:30 pm
Steps for Small Business Start-Up Lacey Library @ Lacey Timberland Regional Library
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join The Washington Center for Women and Business and the Center for Business & Innovation for an informative introductory workshop on the basics of business planning. Coaches will teach the steps it takes to start a new business, including: the importance of planning, feasibility, business plans, funding, and free and low-cost resources available to help you launch, grow and succeed.
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Social Media: Untangling the Maze 6:00 pm
Social Media: Untangling the Maze @ South Puget Sound Community College
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Social Media: Untangling the Maze @ South Puget Sound Community College | Lacey | Washington | United States
In this class, focus will be placed on the primary social media outlets used for business and creative marketing today. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, email marketing and YouTube. What is the most effective way to use each of these resources? Do you “have to”? What is reasonable to expect in return? When is the right time to match each of these to a...
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Business TuneUp 6:00 pm
Business TuneUp @ Center for Business & Innovation
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Business TuneUp @ Center for Business & Innovation | Lacey | Washington | United States
Is your business in need of a TuneUp? If you’ve been in business a while, you know how challenging and overwhelming it can be to run and grow your business. There are many things that need to be done and require your attention, yet you only have so many hours in the day! TuneUp teaches you the tools to increase operational efficiency,...
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DSHS Adult Family Home Administrator Training 5:00 pm
DSHS Adult Family Home Administrator Training @ South Puget Sound Community College
Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
DSHS Adult Family Home Administrator Training @ South Puget Sound Community College | Lacey | Washington | United States
This course meets the Washington State 48 hour education requirement for Adult Family Home providers. This course is required training for those who wish to become licensed as Adult Family Home (AFH) providers in Washington State. This course introduces students to the concepts and principles of management that are essential in the formation and running of an AFH business. The course covers...
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Veteran’s Business Workshop 6:00 pm
Veteran’s Business Workshop @ Lacey Veterans Services Hub
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Veteran's Business Workshop @ Lacey Veterans Services Hub | Lacey | Washington | United States
This workshop is designed to give veteran entrepreneurs the information and insight to help determine if business ownership is right for you. Learn from experienced business coaches, including an Air Force veteran, what it is like to own and run a business. What makes a winning business idea, the basics of business assistance and training opportunities, and more! This free workshop is...
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So You Want to Start a Brewery 9:00 am
So You Want to Start a Brewery @ Top Rung Brewery
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
So You Want to Start a Brewery @ Top Rung Brewery | Lacey | Washington | United States
Opening a brewery sounds like a dream job that includes days of dreaming up special recipes and tasting your product, but that is not even close to the reality of what it takes to run a brewery. Come and learn what opening a brewery really entails including legal requirements, financing, licensing, cleaning, distribution, and mountains of paperwork. Casey Sobol of Top Rung...
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Profit Mastery: Practical Tools for Control, Survival, & Success 11:00 am
Profit Mastery: Practical Tools for Control, Survival, & Success @ South Puget Sound Community College
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Profit Mastery: Practical Tools for Control, Survival, & Success @ South Puget Sound Community College | Lacey | Washington | United States
This course is designed to enhance financial management skills of business owners, key managers and others whose decisions have an impact on company financial performance. It will cover overcoming common business problems, evaluating cost patterns, understanding financial position, using tools to take active control, planning for transition, and more. You’ll leave with a process to evaluate performance of your business and a...
ThINk Business showcase at 222 Market 5:00 pm
ThINk Business showcase at 222 Market @ 222 Market
Sep 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We have some exciting things going on in Thurston County business right now! Come see for yourself and learn how you can invest in the growth of our local economy. Thurston County is growing fast! Keep up and invest in local business! This event will feature the businesses recently opened at the 222 Market in Downtown Olympia. ThINk Local. Invest Local.
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Aerospace Small Business Industry Day in partnership with NASA 8:00 am
Aerospace Small Business Industry Day in partnership with NASA @ Museum of Flight
Sep 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Aerospace Small Business Industry Day in partnership with NASA @ Museum of Flight | Seattle | Washington | United States
The Aerospace Small Business Industry Day in partnership with NASA is brought to you by Impact Washington, Washington State Department of Commerce, Pacific NW Aerospace Alliance, Washington PTAC, and the Thurston Economic Development Council. The event will kick off with a networking breakfast followed by workshops on how to do business with NASA, networking lunch, breakout panels and one-on-one match making with...
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2017 Real Estate Forum 11:30 am
2017 Real Estate Forum @ Hotel RL
Sep 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
2017 Real Estate Forum @ Hotel RL | Olympia | Washington | United States
Why Thurston County? Come to the 9th annual South Sound Real Estate Forum and Showcase to find out! If you are looking for insight into the commercial, retail and industrial market in Thurston County and the South Sound region, this can’t-miss event is filled with data and resources you won’t find anywhere else. Preregistration will open soon!
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INSPIRE: Women’s Business Conference 8:00 am
INSPIRE: Women’s Business Conference @ Center for Business & Innovation
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
MORE INFORMATION at www.wcwb.org/INSPIRE
Laying the Groundwork: Understanding Government Purchasing 2:30 pm
Laying the Groundwork: Understanding Government Purchasing @ Center for Business & Innovation
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Laying the Groundwork: Understanding Government Purchasing @ Center for Business & Innovation | Lacey | Washington | United States
This workshop will cover how to do business with government entities. Learn the basics of government contracting and walk away with the next steps and resources designed for small business owners.
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Biz Fair 2017 8:00 am
Biz Fair 2017 @ Renton Technical College
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Biz Fair 2017 @ Renton Technical College | Renton | Washington | United States
One day, one place – learn from the experts how to form and run a successful business at the 20th annual Washington Small Business Fair.  Biz Fair 2017 happens Saturday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th Street, in Renton. Sharpen your skills – attend seminars that cover important, up-to-date topics for all stages of...