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Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition 9:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition @ Online
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition This course will meet once/week for a total of seven weeks (2/16-3/30). All instructional meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 9:00am via Zoom with virtual modules completed by participants at your own pace. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the first meeting. More information regarding the READ MORE
Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) 5:30 pm
Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) @ Online
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Starting a new business can be exciting, and overwhelming. There are so many things to consider such as setting up operations, meeting legal requirements, accurately pricing your product or service, creating a marketing strategy and plan, and understanding financial statements. Above all, you will want to be profitable! Engage and interact in this 8-week live READ MORE
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Online | ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition 8:00 am
Online | ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition @ Webinar
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Business is not as usual right now and may not be for a long time. ScaleUp business training is focused on teaching proven strategies to small businesses that will increase resiliency and spur growth in the wake of a global pandemic. The three-hour online courses are held weekly, allowing up to 100 businesses around the READ MORE
Intro to Business Startup Live Webinar 9:00 am
Intro to Business Startup Live Webinar @ Webinar
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
This class is designed for those who are thinking about starting a business or in the early planning stages. Learn the fundamental elements of what makes a business successful, the basics of business planning, and the steps to take to turn an idea into a reality. Meet staff from the Washington Center for Women in READ MORE
Million Dollar Women’s Panel 1:00 pm
Million Dollar Women’s Panel @ Virtual
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Million Dollar Women's Panel @ Virtual
Are you a current or aspiring entrepreneur or a business service provider? Are you interested in hearing stories from successful entrepreneurial women who have made million or more in business? This Women’s History Month, the SBA and the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau invite you to this special event where you will network with READ MORE
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Let’s Talk Business | Selling With Authenticity to Make Your Business Thrive 12:00 pm
Let’s Talk Business | Selling With Authenticity to Make Your Business Thrive @ Online
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join women’s business master coach, Caterina Rando for a perspective on selling that will make it easy for you to enjoy every sales conversation. This will result in you gaining more clients more easily.   We will throw out a couple of sales techniques you may have been taught that do not work for you READ MORE
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New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Black + African-American Small Business Owners 10:00 am
New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Black + African-American Small Business Owners @ Online
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for an exclusive conversation with leaders at the Small Business Administration on new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, and what tools and resources are available to help America’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Note: Due to high demand, we encourage you to sign onto the webinar early READ MORE
Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions 10:00 am
Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions @ Webinar
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will cover the new Coronavirus relief bill updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and related instructions. Representatives from the SBA and the Washington State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will provide updates on the new PPP loan and loan forgiveness requirements: Topics Covered: PPP Basic Forgiveness Application Information The READ MORE
New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Hispanic Small Business Owners 12:00 pm
New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Hispanic Small Business Owners @ Online
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive conversation with leaders at the Small Business Administration on new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, and what tools and resources are available to help America’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Note: Due to high demand, we encourage you to sign onto the webinar early READ MORE
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Defining Your Company Purpose 9:00 am
Defining Your Company Purpose @ Online
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Purpose is central to the culture of every organization and explains why your company exists. Having a clearly defined purpose will unite and inspire your employees and gives them a reason to be motivated at work each day. In this session we will be clarifying your vision, defining your mission and core values, and writing READ MORE
New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Veterans, Self-Employed Small Business Owners 11:00 am
New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Veterans, Self-Employed Small Business Owners @ Webinar
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive conversation with leaders at the Small Business Administration on new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, and what tools and resources are available to help America’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Note: Due to high demand, we encourage you to sign onto the webinar early READ MORE
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New PPP Rules Change Briefing for LGTBQ Small Business Owners, Youth Entrepreneurs, Restaurants Owners 12:00 pm
New PPP Rules Change Briefing for LGTBQ Small Business Owners, Youth Entrepreneurs, Restaurants Owners @ Online
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us for an exclusive conversation with leaders at the Small Business Administration on new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, and what tools and resources are available to help America’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Note: Due to high demand, we encourage you to sign onto the webinar early READ MORE
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Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition 9:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition @ Online
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition This course will meet once/week for a total of seven weeks (2/16-3/30). All instructional meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 9:00am via Zoom with virtual modules completed by participants at your own pace. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the first meeting. More information regarding the READ MORE
14-Day Exclusive PPP Loan Application Period Ends 2:00 pm
14-Day Exclusive PPP Loan Application Period Ends
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm
The 14-day exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees started at 6:00 am on Wednesday, February 24th and ends at 2:00 pm on March 9th (PST).
Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) 5:30 pm
Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) @ Online
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Starting a new business can be exciting, and overwhelming. There are so many things to consider such as setting up operations, meeting legal requirements, accurately pricing your product or service, creating a marketing strategy and plan, and understanding financial statements. Above all, you will want to be profitable! Engage and interact in this 8-week live READ MORE
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ScaleUp Mastermind: March “So you think you’re LEAN, think again!” 4:30 am
ScaleUp Mastermind: March “So you think you’re LEAN, think again!” @ Online
Mar 10 @ 4:30 am – 5:30 am
LEAN expert Miguel Moreno, with Impact Washington, will be speaking on the LEAN process and how it can take your business to the next level. You won’t want to miss this episode of ScaleUp Mastermind!  
Online | ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition 8:00 am
Online | ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition @ Webinar
Mar 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Business is not as usual right now and may not be for a long time. ScaleUp business training is focused on teaching proven strategies to small businesses that will increase resiliency and spur growth in the wake of a global pandemic. The three-hour online courses are held weekly, allowing up to 100 businesses around the READ MORE
Digital Strategy 2021: Attract and Win International Customers 10:00 am
Digital Strategy 2021: Attract and Win International Customers @ Webinar
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How well are you connecting with international customers? Your digital presence matters more now than ever. About this Event Even the most effective online marketers have room for improvement. We’ll help you think in a more global direction and consider how digital strategy fits into your broader international sales plan. During these one-hour sessions you READ MORE
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Alliance Northwest 7:00 am
Alliance Northwest @ Online
Mar 11 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
ALLIANCE NORTHWEST PRE-EVENT ACTIVITIES STARTING MARCH 8TH! A Virtual Event on the SWAPCARD Platform WHAT IS ALLIANCE NORTHWEST? Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features high-quality workshops and matchmaking sessions between small businesses, government agencies, and prime contractors.  The event is in its 35th year.  Hosted by Thurston READ MORE
ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition 8:00 am
ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition @ Online
Mar 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Business is not as usual right now and may not be for a long time. ScaleUp business training is focused on teaching proven strategies to small businesses that will increase resiliency and spur growth in the wake of a global pandemic. The three-hour online courses are held weekly, allowing up to 100 businesses around the READ MORE
Starting a Business: First Steps Webinar 11:00 am
Starting a Business: First Steps Webinar @ Online
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Starting a Business: First Steps Webinar @ Online
Are you looking to start up a business but have no experience running one? Do you have an idea you are excited about and want insight into how to get started? Join Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor, Mia Johnstone, to hear about the basics of starting a business. Topics that will be covered: Identify reasons READ MORE
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SBA Round 2 COVID-19 relief and PPP Application 10:00 am
SBA Round 2 COVID-19 relief and PPP Application @ Online
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
New Coronavirus relief provisions were signed into law on December 27th, 2020. This training webinar will cover key elements of the legislation with a focus on the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loans) and the application process: Covered: SBA Debt relief and other programs EIDL & EIDL Advance Special lending accessibility in the READ MORE
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Labor & Industries: Need to Know 9:00 am
Labor & Industries: Need to Know @ Online
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
A Comprehensive Training of Need to Know Rules, Regulations, and Requirements for Businesses in Washington State Participants will receive the new “Need to Know Guide” which will include the latest COVID-19 guidelines in a easy-to-digest format. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A session to help answer your specific questions more directly.
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Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition 9:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition @ Online
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition This course will meet once/week for a total of seven weeks (2/16-3/30). All instructional meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 9:00am via Zoom with virtual modules completed by participants at your own pace. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the first meeting. More information regarding the READ MORE
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Intro to Business Startup Live Webinar 9:00 am
Intro to Business Startup Live Webinar @ Webinar
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
This class is designed for those who are thinking about starting a business or in the early planning stages. Learn the fundamental elements of what makes a business successful, the basics of business planning, and the steps to take to turn an idea into a reality. Meet staff from the Washington Center for Women in READ MORE
Digital Strategy 2021 – Rural Focus 10:00 am
Digital Strategy 2021 – Rural Focus @ Webinar
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How well are you connecting with international customers? Your digital presence matters more now than ever. About this Event Even the most effective online marketers have room for improvement. We’ll help you think in a more global direction and consider how digital strategy fits into your broader international sales plan. During these one-hour sessions you READ MORE
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ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition 8:00 am
ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition @ Online
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Business is not as usual right now and may not be for a long time. ScaleUp business training is focused on teaching proven strategies to small businesses that will increase resiliency and spur growth in the wake of a global pandemic. The three-hour online courses are held weekly, allowing up to 100 businesses around the READ MORE
Let’s Talk Business | It’s Not What You’re Doing, It’s What You’re Saying: Grow Your Business Using the Power of Story 12:00 pm
Let’s Talk Business | It’s Not What You’re Doing, It’s What You’re Saying: Grow Your Business Using the Power of Story @ Online
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
If you’re like most business leaders, you’re fed up with spending money on marketing that doesn’t work. If you knew what to do differently, you would—but you don’t, so you feel stuck. Meanwhile, your beautiful website isn’t producing the sales you projected, and your bottom line isn’t budging. Here’s the good news: It doesn’t have READ MORE
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Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions 10:00 am
Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions @ Online
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This webinar will cover the new Coronavirus relief bill updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application and related instructions. Representatives from the SBA and the Washington State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will provide updates on the new PPP loan and loan forgiveness requirements: Topics Covered: PPP Basic Forgiveness Application Information The READ MORE
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Marketing Early Childhood Programs 9:00 am
Marketing Early Childhood Programs @ Online
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Historically, many childcare programs have advertised mainly through word-of-mouth or with a sign on the building. In today’s environment, that may not be enough. Let’s talk about your specific target market, the importance of an online presence, and how to market your program’s unique qualities to already enrolled and visiting families. We’ll also examine sample READ MORE
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Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition 9:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition @ Online
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition This course will meet once/week for a total of seven weeks (2/16-3/30). All instructional meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 9:00am via Zoom with virtual modules completed by participants at your own pace. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the first meeting. More information regarding the READ MORE
Spring Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) 10:00 am
Spring Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) @ Online
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Starting a new business can be exciting, and overwhelming. There are so many things to consider such as setting up operations, meeting legal requirements, accurately pricing your product or service, creating a marketing strategy and plan, and understanding financial statements. Above all, you will want to be profitable! Engage and interact in this 8-week live READ MORE
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Digital Strategy 2021 – Consumer Goods 10:00 am
Digital Strategy 2021 – Consumer Goods @ Webinar
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How well are you connecting with international customers? Your digital presence matters more now than ever. About this Event Even the most effective online marketers have room for improvement. We’ll help you think in a more global direction and consider how digital strategy fits into your broader international sales plan. During these one-hour sessions you READ MORE
Taking Veteran-Owned Businesses Into The Global Marketplace 11:30 am
Taking Veteran-Owned Businesses Into The Global Marketplace @ Webinar
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate and learn from the export success of veteran-owned businesses sharing their stories of global market success. About this Event Our U.S. veterans have unique experiences and contact networks that can help facilitate global sales success. Companies engaged in international trade earn higher revenues, employ more, and stay in business longer than those that do READ MORE
How to Design and Build Your Own Website in Wix NEW! 6:00 pm
How to Design and Build Your Own Website in Wix NEW! @ Virtual
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn the best practices of website design and how to navigate the Wix platform in just 3 hours! Participants will be able to work alongside the instructor to design and build their own website. Elements considered will be choosing the best template, writing compelling copy, adding eye-catching imagery, creating a store, linking to social media, READ MORE
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ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition 8:00 am
ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition @ Online
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Business is not as usual right now and may not be for a long time. ScaleUp business training is focused on teaching proven strategies to small businesses that will increase resiliency and spur growth in the wake of a global pandemic. The three-hour online courses are held weekly, allowing up to 100 businesses around the READ MORE
Create A Website That Engages 11:00 am
Create A Website That Engages @ Webinar
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Most every business needs a website. But having a website that engages with visitors is key to helping you build your prospect base. In this webinar, you will learn what is needed for easy navigation. techniques that will get your website to perform better. how to integrate video and testimonials to showcase your brand. how READ MORE
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Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting 10:00 am
Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting @ Online
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
This class is for small business owners who are brand new to government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting should be in your future. This class is fun and informal so bring your coffee and a doughnut and join us as we answer questions and discuss READ MORE
Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions 10:00 am
Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions @ Online
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Coronavirus relief provisions were signed into law on December 27th, 2020. This training webinar will cover key elements of the legislation with a focus on the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loans) and the application process: Covered: SBA Debt relief and other programs EIDL & EIDL Advance Special lending accessibility in the READ MORE
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Labor and Industries: Need to Know and Accident Prevention Plan 9:00 am
Labor and Industries: Need to Know and Accident Prevention Plan @ Webinar
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
A Comprehensive Training to Need to Know Rules, Regulations and Requirements for Businesses in Washington State  
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DIY Communications and Marketing for Small Businesses 6:00 pm
DIY Communications and Marketing for Small Businesses @ Virtual
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DIY Communications and Marketing for Small Businesses    You’ve taken your business idea from concept to reality, and now it’s time to spread the word. The key to growth lies in communication and marketing, but how will you let the world know you exist? And how will you convince them they need you? This crash course READ MORE
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Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition 9:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition @ Online
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Profit Mastery: COVID-19 Edition This course will meet once/week for a total of seven weeks (2/16-3/30). All instructional meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 9:00am via Zoom with virtual modules completed by participants at your own pace. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants prior to the first meeting. More information regarding the READ MORE
Spring Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) 10:00 am
Spring Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST) @ Online
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Starting a new business can be exciting, and overwhelming. There are so many things to consider such as setting up operations, meeting legal requirements, accurately pricing your product or service, creating a marketing strategy and plan, and understanding financial statements. Above all, you will want to be profitable! Engage and interact in this 8-week live READ MORE
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Closing Date for Latest Round of PPP Loans
UW Digital Transformation Strategies: Supply Chain, Distribution, and Sales 7:30 am
UW Digital Transformation Strategies: Supply Chain, Distribution, and Sales @ Online
Mar 31 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
UW Digital Transformation Strategies: Supply Chain, Distribution, and Sales @ Online
UW Digital Transformation Strategies Seminar Series In partnership with the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – Tacoma Business Center, the Consulting and Business Development Center at the Foster School of Business. Business owners will learn how to target a business’s access to technology and how to leverage outcomes to meet the needs of their customer READ MORE
Digital Strategy 2021 – Advanced Manufacturing 10:00 am
Digital Strategy 2021 – Advanced Manufacturing @ Online
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
How well are you connecting with international customers? Your digital presence matters more now than ever. About this Event Even the most effective online marketers have room for improvement. We’ll help you think in a more global direction and consider how digital strategy fits into your broader international sales plan. During these one-hour sessions you READ MORE
DIY Communications and Marketing for Small Businesses 6:00 pm
DIY Communications and Marketing for Small Businesses @ Virtual
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DIY Communications and Marketing for Small Businesses    You’ve taken your business idea from concept to reality, and now it’s time to spread the word. The key to growth lies in communication and marketing, but how will you let the world know you exist? And how will you convince them they need you? This crash course READ MORE