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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Financing Your Small Business


This 2-hour workshop first help you determine how much financing you’ll need to get your business started. Having the proper amount of financing to start your business can be the difference between success and failure. Then the workshop focuses on the following types of debt and equity financing and provides you real examples of how [...]