- Businesses with lost revenue as a result of closure.
- Businesses with added expenses to maintain safe operations.
- Equitable distribution of grant funds across the state and to businesses owned and operated by historically disadvantaged individuals.
WorkSource Kitsap is hosting a Virtual Job Fair for Kitsap County businesses that have positions open. The event is set for 30 March 2021, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Please complete the interest form via the link below. Once complete, we will register your business on Brazen.com where you will complete your “virtual booth”. We will hold weekly information sessions to offer assistance for the setup of the event.
Limited booths available. We have 50 booths that can host multiple staff from your company. Again, this is not a link for job seekers, that will come in the following week.
This link will lead you to a fillable form to express interest in participating.
Accelerate Kitsap (https://acceleratekitsap.weebly.com/) is a recently relaunched non-profit organization focused on providing education, information and guidance to budding entrepreneurs and emerging start-up and existing small businesses in Kitsap County and throughout West Sound. The organization will be updating its web site and adding new board members in the months ahead.
This year the event is VIRTUAL for the first time!
Join hundreds of experts and thousands of small business owners and managers from home – or anywhere.
MEET with mentors, advisors, trainers, educators, fellow small business owners, and entrepreneurs.
LEARN from savvy business experts who will share their knowledge and real-life experiences.
CONNECT with federal, state and local government agencies to find out about starting a business or contract opportunities.
FIND OUT how non-profit organizations can help you with funding, legal support, and more.
NETWORK with Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Authorities and statewide Business Associations.
CHECK OUT the Digital Marketplace for products and services to help you do business.
NO COST TO ATTEND! – NONE – NADA – ZIP
If you would like to register to attend the 24th Annual
Washington State Small Business Fair, use this link. Register Here
Kitsap Bank’s edg3 FUND is back and better than ever with more prizes and additional benefits!
This small business competition is for entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community
economically, socially and environmentally. And in 2020, the competition will also recognize small
businesses that have demonstrated innovation and resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- $25,000 edg3 FUND Grand Prize Winner
- $10,000 Innovation Award
- $5,000 #causegood Community edg3 Award
- $5,000 Public Favorite Award
2020 edg3 FUND Timeline –
- Nomination Period: August 3 – 31
- Application Period: August 15 – September 15
- Finalists Announced: October 1
- Finalist Pitches/Interviews: October 2 – 23
- Public Vote: October 26 – November 6
- Winners Announced: November 20
Please note, this is not a needs-based competition; recipients are selected based upon how well they meet the competition criteria. Must be a for-profit business based in Western Washington. All businesses must comply with federal and state laws. Entities that are tax-exempt organizations, non-profits, or charitable trusts are not eligible to participate. Businesses may self-nominate.
Yes, you can learn a lot about starting and growing your own business right here in Kitsap County. Kitsap BE$T is an extraordinary resource for entrepreneurs.