Category Archives: Workshops

Workshops coming to Seattle SCORE.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
Position yourself for success. Start your business with the right legal, insurance and accounting advice. Learn how to finance your product or service, identify key customers and develop a marketing plan. This workshop will help jump start any new business.

Building a Business Plan

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
Use your marketing and financial data to build a fact-based business plan. Successful businesses are built on well-researched plans developed by the owner. Learn proven techniques to generate sales and a positive cash flow. A strong plan is a great tool for involving investors and lenders. 

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May 18: Free surety bond seminar at the Seattle Public Library.

Does your small business work on contracts that require bid, performance and/or payment surety bonds? Did you know that the SBA has a robust surety bond program designed to support small business?

Your path to surety bonds and everything you need to know about contract bonding has arrived. Join the SBA and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers for this free half-day seminar exploring a variety of topics, including:

  • Contract bonding and insurance
  • Banking and finance
  • Risk management and legal concerns
  • Construction accounting
  • Federal assistance programs
  • Local procurement opportunities
  • Networking with surety professionals

Thursday, May 18 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library, Auditorium
1000 4th Avenue | Seattle, WA 98104
Register now

New sessions for Kitsap BE$T… Business Education Support & Training Program

Thinking of Starting or Expanding your Business? 

Kitsap’s BE$T (Business Education Support & Training) Program will help you learn the skills necessary to succeed!


  • Develop your Business Concept
  • Define and understand who your customer base is
  • Learn about money management and break even point
  • Study cash flow, pricing, taxes and financial statements
  • Design a marketing and sales plan
  • Develop your own business feasibility study
  • Obtain training and on-going support      

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Does your small business need an app?


Apps are everywhere. From your phone to your tablet to even your desktop computer, businesses of all types are offering easy-to-download applications to make your life easier. (helpful workshop)

If your business runs a little better with technology’s help, you might be tempted to develop an app of your own. Or you might have been approached by a company that claims that having an app for your business will be critical for increasing sales or customer engagement.  Continue reading

Workshops to energize your business.

Free Workshops from Block Beta Marketing

Time for Back-to-School, and I don’t mean for kids. Injecting new knowledge and energy may be just what you need to move your business forward. I’ve got a decent line up of workshops, all free, some of which you can take in your PJ’s. I look forward to seeing you, even if it’s just digitally.

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Build & Market Your Service Business

September 24th, 10:30-11:30am
Hosted by the Seattle SBA and Online

You know your services are valuable but how do you convince everyone else? Learn how to to package and promote, so you can earn what you deserve. Sign up

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September 26th
Renton Technical College

This all day event is packed with loads of workshops for entrepreneurs. I’ll be teaching DIY Websites, Slay the Social Media Dragon, and introducing P.L.O.W., a new method for managing your business and getting marketing done at 10am. Learn more

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And 2 more events on October 22nd
Hosted by the Seattle SBA and online, $Free

9-10am: Marketing Tips & Advice
10:30-11:30am: Customers as Your Virtual Salesforce


We don’t repeat workshops very often, so sign up today. If you know anyone else who may be interested, please share. Thank you.

Port Orchard Chamber helps members boost their networking skills.

Back to Basics,
Networking Training

Come sharpen your networking skills. Learn how to polish your elevator speech and how to ask for a referral.

  • Learn how to conduct a one-on-one meeting and why it is important
  • Learn the value of a referral
  • Learn people skills integral to proper networking

Most important — learn how to make the most of your time at networking events to maximize your investment in membership and time.

Register for the Networking Training click here.