Several Seattle area business classes are being offered this week for women interested in starting their own companies.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
SBA Virtual Loan Briefing (you may need to click the date on the site calendar to access the listing): 12:00 -1:00 p.m. PST.
This is a free web workshop presented monthly the first Thursday of each month. Participate from home or office via AT&T Connect.
Information presented includes:
- Types of loans available, eligibility and credit requirements
- Things you need to prepare for a lender
- Lenders who have been actively doing small business loans
- SBA resources to help you get ready
For log in information click here; or contact Desiree Albrecht at 206-553-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Business JumpStart Orientation: 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Everett Train Station, 3201 Smith Ave., Suite 231 Everett, WA 98201.
This free workshop is designed to give attendees information on how NW Washington Women’s Business Center can help them start a new business.
In addition, participants will also learn:
- Information on writing a business plan.
- Steps in starting a business in Washington State.
- What lenders look for when applying for a business loan.
- The resources available through the U.S. Small Business Administration-where to go for help.
After attending Orientation, participants may make arrangements to meet with a NWWBC Business Assistance Officer for further guidance. Individual consultations are offered free of charge.
To register call 425-423-9090 or email email@example.com.
How to Start A Successful Business Series: 6-9 p.m. at Green River Community College Kent Campus.
Register for the four-part series (which ends 1/24/13) – and receive a $67 savings – by calling 253-833-9111, Ext. 2535. To register for just this workshop for $59 click here.
This class is designed to help plan the start-up of a new business. Participants will learn strategic and tactical keys to success such as assessing resources, identifying business personality, developing concepts, protecting assets through proper business structure, and understanding the necessary licenses and taxes. The entire process is built into a step-by-step start-up map.
The four-part series provides an overview of the essential components for starting a profitable small business.
- Business Start-Up and Management
- Business Marketing
- Business Financial Management
- Developing A Business Plan.
Friday, January 4, 2013
How to do Business with the City of Seattle: 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Avenue, 40th Floor Conference Room 4080.
The session covers the following:
- Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
- Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
- See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
- Find out to whom you should market
- Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
- Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
- See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
- Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with vendors and contractors.
For more information contact the Washington Women’s Business Center at (206) 324-4330 Ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers interested in attending these events should contact the agencies hosting the events directly.
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