Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)

“I’m so grateful to have found this class!
It was thought provoking, fun, interactive and invaluable!
[The instructor] was great!!! Thank you!!!”

Engage and interact in this live instructor-led class taught by experienced entrepreneurs. This course is approved self-employment training through the Washington State Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).

Included in the class is a workbook, recorded webinars, other course materials, resources and four individual coaching sessions. Ongoing support after the course is concluded is available at a reduced cost.

Classes meet online via webinar at 9:00am – 11:00am


  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Products
  • Clients
  • Cash Flow
  • Pricing
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Operations & Legal
  • Business Financing
By the end of the course you will have the knowledge and basics to write a comprehensive business plan.

Who should attend?

This 8-week course is ideal for:

  • Those who want to get serious about starting their business
  • Those who need to write a business plan to qualify for financing or other purposes
  • Those who are looking for an approved Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) provider through Washington State Employment Security Department (What’s SEAP?) (SEAP Approved Providers)
  • Those who are looking for an Eligible Training Provider (ETP) approved education program through CareerBridge
  • Those who would like to learn from a flexible location (course is live but webinar based, so you may attend from home, work, coffee shops, or anywhere!)

Upcoming BEST Course Schedule

Winter 2020 | January 14-March 3 | 9:00AM-11:00AM | Register Here!

Spring 2020 | March 17-May 5 | 9:00AM-11:00AM | Register Here!

Summer 2020 | May 19-July 7 | 9:00AM-11:00AM | Register Here!

Mid-Summer 2020 | July 21-September 8 | 9:00AM-11:00AM | Register Here!

Autumn 2020 | September 22-November 10 | 9:00AM-11:00AM | Register Here!

To reserve a space in a future class, please email [email protected]

For questions or to register by phone, please call: 360.754.6320
Do you have questions about the ESD SEAP program? Click here for more information.
**Scholarships available based on 2X federal poverty guidelines. Contact [email protected] | 360.464.6050 for more info**
To pay for BEST, click the button below for our payment portal.