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Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting


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 [...]

Intro to Business Live Webinar


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 [...]

Small Business Cybersecurity Part 3: Systems


This webinar is the third in a three-part series. This webinar will present practical ways to protect your system’s communication and information integrity. The Systems and Communications practice will describe how to monitor, control, and protect organizational communication, give instructions on how to implement subnetworks for publicly accessible system components that are physically or logically [...]

Small Business Cybersecurity Part 4: Implementation


This is a Zoom meeting rather than a webinar so participants can be seen and heard. In this wrap up for the Small Business Cybersecurity Series, Rob Ruder and Peter Marchel will facilitate a hands on cybersecurity exercise. Participants will be given a mock cybersecurity incident and will use the CMM Policy Workbook provided in Small Business Cybersecurity Session 1 to work [...]

Instagram Marketing Essentials


A great Instagram feed reinforces your brand, supports your marketing message, helps you engage directly and sincerely with your customers, and attracts new, loyal followers! Are you ready to “Level Up” your Instagram for your business? In this workshop you’ll learn: 1.      Instagram statistics-Who, What, Where and When 2.      Instagram Stories vs Posts 3.      Effectively using Instagram Live [...]


SE PTAC/SBDC Business Roundtable


Register for this Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) event with PTAC eCenter in sign-up. The sign up takes you to the PTAC eCenter site. This is NOT the SBDC eCenter Direct. The SE Washington PTAC/SBDC Business Roundtable is an open forum discussion where you can learn from PTAC about government contracting, and SBDC Business Advisors about [...]

Loan Preparation


How to Get Ready, So That You Can Get to a YES! In this class, we'll talk about what you need to do to be fully prepared for loan conversations with bankers or alternative lenders, so that you can actually be considered for a small business loan. You'll also receive a checklist of loan package [...]

Lacey MakerSpace Public Tour

Lacey MakerSpace 16 Baran Drive SE, Lacey, WA

Public tours of the Lacey MakerSpace are available each Saturday at 10:00 am, with limited capacity. Take a lap around the shop, see the tools, ask questions, and discover what you can make! -- When: Every Saturday Time: 10:00 - 10:30 am Register Here! Where: Baran Drive Southeast, Lacey, WA 98503

Financial Wellness 101 – Part B – Credit and Debt (Hybrid Event)

WorkSource 1507 Irving St SW, Tumwater, WA

Learn the steps towards financial wellness. This workshop will discuss financial basics such as budgeting, savings, credit and debt, and financial goal setting/decision making. Bring your questions and get ready to put the information into practice. Debt Management (Achieve) ( Checking Accounts (Achieve) ( Credit Cards (Achieve) ( Mobile and Online Banking (Achieve) ( Prepaid [...]

Small Business Flex Fund Info Webinar


The Washington State Small Business Flex Fund is a new loan program for the smallest Washington businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. To be eligible to apply, small businesses and nonprofits must employ 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, have annual revenues of less than $3 million per year, and experience a direct economic [...]