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Top Automation Tools and Technology for Small Businesses


The objective of this workshop is to provide you, the small business owner, with a comparison of the top technologies and automation tools available and help you determine which of these is best for your business. The workshop focuses on the following tools and systems: Accounting Payroll Processing Employee Timesheet Point of Sale Customer Invoicing Accounts [...]

Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising


This Franchising workshop is designed both for individuals at the early stage of considering franchising as a career option and those actively considering a franchise but not yet signed the agreement. Topics covered include: Understand what is and is not a franchise Define a positive relationship with the franchisor Laws and legal requirements that apply to franchising in Washington [...]


BASICS: Welding

Lacey MakerSpace 16 Baran Drive SE, Lacey, WA, United States

The Basics series classes run 45 minutes to one hour and cover basic safety and operations of tool and/or equipment instruction. This will provide all the information needed to be certified on using the equipment at the MakerSpace. For more in-depth project based hands-on instruction, we offer workshops and one-on-one mentoring. Basic classes are always [...]


SBDC Tax Readiness Workshops


Feeling uncertain about the taxes for your business? In this workshop we will go over what you need before sitting down with your tax preparer. Some of the topics covered: Employee vs independent contractor and needed documents Business documents needed for taxes Recordkeeping best practices Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. [...]

How to Write a Business Plan


Do you want to start your own business? Are you wondering what steps you need for a successful start? Join us in this webinar to learn all about writing a business plan. Business plans are the blueprints of your business. Whether you need a loan or plan to self-finance, business plans should be on every [...]

City of Lacey Business Startup Training: April Cohort


This five-week training includes instructor lead webinars, access to online course content, one-on-one business coaching, business mentorship, and no-cost access to business plan writing software for six months. -- Training topics include Structuring and Licensing your Startup Location Brand and Marketing Finance and Accounting Business Plan Writing The City of Lacey in partnership with the [...]

Let’s Talk Business: Retain Skilled Workers and Control Payroll Costs with SharedWork


In this presentation, Leigh Rowley will explain the SharedWork program benefits and provide a payment scenario showing how the program supports employees and the business bottom line at the same time! Presenter Leigh Rowley, SharedWork Program Coordinator, Employment Security Department Leigh helps employers retain skilled workers and control payroll costs with the SharedWork program.   When: [...]

How to Create Video for Small Business Marketing


Have you wanted to do more video for your business but are camera shy? Are you overwhelmed by the tech? Do you freeze up and don’t know what to say? You have everything you need to create successful business videos now. Your cellphone is a powerful tool for creating videos. Social media is a key [...]

Mastermind: April – Unstoppable Business Planning and Lessons Learned from Startup, Growth, and Beyond


On this month's Mastermind we will be talking seasoned business advisor, author, and founder of about lessons learned from working with startups, growth stage companies, and beyond. What makes a business unstoppable? Conscious business practices and a solid strategy are just the beginning. Burke will also show us critical issues about investors, how to [...]

Ecommerce 101


In this webinar, we’ll talk through what you need to get together, prepare, and decide, in order to build a successful ecom operation. We’ll talk about the potential platforms that you might use to build and/or host your ecom site, and help you understand the costs and the pros and cons of each platform. We’ll [...]