Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)

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

Included in the course are a business plan workbook, recorded webinars, business start-up resources, and two months of free access to Live Plan Business Plan Application.

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


  1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  2. Location, Products and Services
  3. Market Research
  4. Business Analysis
  5. Marketing Strategy
  6. Operations Management
  7. Planning for Financial Success
  8. Completing your Business Plan
By the end of the course you will have the knowledge and basics to write a comprehensive business plan.

About the Instructor:

Sean Moore, Program Manager

Before joining the WCWB as a Business Coach, and now Program Manager, Sean spent seven years teaching a wide variety of management and marketing courses at the collegiate level.   Additionally, Sean has nine years of retail management experience and has spent a total of eighteen years working in the retail sector with specialized experience in the action sports and outdoor industries.  Five years of his experience was working in a world class customer service environment.  In his various retail positions Sean gained proficiency in social media marketing, integrated marketing, visual merchandising and inventory control. In 2012 he completed a Ph.D. in Organizational Change and Development at Southern Cross University.  He conducted research in relation to environmentally responsible organizations, knowledge management and environmental performance.

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

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

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