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How to Hire Your First Employee


A guide to the regulatory, cost, and administrative considerations of adding employees to your team. During this webinar, you will learn the technical aspects of hiring employees including required processes, recommended policies, cost considerations, and administrative impacts. The presenter, Kristina Hines, is a Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor. Kristina has nearly 20 years of experience [...]

Hootenanny! Economic Courage Awards 2022

Thurston Economic Development Council – Center for Business and Innovation 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, WA, United States

  We had so much at the Hootenanny last year that we decided to bring it back! Join us for games, live music from Runaway Train, BBQ from Southbay Dickerson’s and local beer as we blow off some steam! Come celebrate the Economic Courage our Thurston County Businesses have shown over and over again with creativity, tenacity and [...]


QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know


Are you an aspiring or established business owner looking to get started with QuickBooks? Are you trying to figure out what you’re doing but keep getting lost? Do you like bagels? Well, then this is the workshop for you! Who You Are: Although anyone interested in QuickBooks is welcome to take this workshop, it is [...]


Effective Landing Pages 101


We all want our online advertising to be effective, and landing pages can help us convert prospects into buyers.  But what exactly is a landing page?  And what are the key elements that should be on a landing page in order for it to be a high-converting landing page?  In this webinar, we’ll talk through [...]

ScaleUp Mastermind: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Government Contracting


Are you looking to expand your revenue channels? Are you considering bidding out for government work at any level? Government contracting can be a boon to your business, or sink your operation in a hurry if you're not ready. July's Mastermind will feature expert government contracting consultant, Jeannet Santiago, from the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance [...]

Financial Basics for New Small Businesses


This workshop is designed to give you, the business owner, the financial skills and know-how needed to perform key tasks like to determine how to accurately compute the amount of funding you’ll need to start your business. You will also learn how to project your future financial results realistically including: Projecting sales for a new business [...]


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 [...]

Preparing to Apply for Working Washington Grants Round 5 and UEI Walk Through


This webinar will feature simultaneous interpretation in Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. The Washington State Legislature allocated $70 million for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5 (WW5) to support small businesses affected by the pandemic. All for-profit and non-profit businesses, including sole proprietors and independent artists, are encouraged to apply. Join us for updates on [...]

Quick Startup Pop-Up Market!

Drip Espresso Bar 1018 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA, United States

When: August 4, 2022 Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Where: Drip Espresso Bar | 1018 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501 For more information, contact: Naomi Sky | 360.754.6320