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Upcoming Events, Training, Conferences, and Summits

Apr
26
Wed
Public Hearing – proposed rule changes OMWBE @ Capitol Court Building, Room 135
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OMWBE is proposing changes to rules regarding state certification and we welcome your input. The changes do not affect federal “DBE” certification    CR-102

Notice of Proposed Rule Changes

The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is proposing changes to rules regarding state certification.

The OMWBE offers state and federal certification. The changes do not affect federal “DBE” certification.

We welcome your input.

Summary of Proposed Changes
Below are highlights of the proposed rule changes. Please see attached for more information and the text of the proposed rule changes.

• Eliminate the requirement that the original application and renewal forms are notarized. The notary requirement would be replaced by a signed declaration. The purpose of this change is to save applicants time and money.

• Add the same personal net worth limit as federal certification, which is that the primary owner’s personal net worth may not exceed $1.32 million. The purpose of this requirement is to verify the applicant is an economically disadvantaged individual as required by state rule.

• Require an applicant to wait 12 months before reapplying for certification if he or has been denied certification. This intent of this requirement is to prevent businesses from restructuring ownership and control for the sole purpose of certification. This does not prevent persons from reapplying earlier if they withdraw their application.

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Apr
27
Thu
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month @ 4th & Battery Building, Suite 450
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org   to access past webinars and additional preparedness tools.

Small Business Workshops – Seattle SBA Education and Training Center
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month – 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about important information regarding your tax responsibilities as a small business owner. Topics covered:
*What taxes to pay and when they are due
*How to choose the right accountant and the right accounting software
*How to document expenses and activities
*How to take care of employee and contractor payroll taxes
*The difference between city, county, state, and federal taxation
*What the tax advantages are for the sole proprietor or for business entities in general

Workshops are held at the 4th & Battery Building – 2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle
Please pre-register by calling 206-553-2664 or e-mail workshops@sba.gov.
SBA and SCORE also offer a variety of other workshops for small business owners – find out more here: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3157

When Thu Dec 22, 2016 9am – 11am Pacific Time
Where 4th & Battery Building – 2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle (map)

 

Tribal Business and Contractor Outreach Event @ Tulalip Casino Resort, Orca Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presented by:

TOGETHER PARTNERING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

APRIL 27

9:00am – 3:00 pm

No Charge and Lunch Provided!

Native Art Sales and Vendors Welcome

Register at : http://bit.ly/2mpj0fu

Panel Discussions: Contracting in Indian Country and Snohomish County Agencies

Attendees have the opportunity to meet and network with the tribal representatives, government contracting representatives, and largest corporations and participate in small business trainings/workshops. The outreach provided a forum for local tribal, small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses to discuss and learn about available resources to help them compete for public and private contract opportunities.

For questions, please contact Merle Holden at holdenmp@juarez-group.com.

EIW, Beacon Dev., CHS, & Hoffman – Const. & Dev. Careers Summit @ El Centro De La Raza - Centilia Cultural Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are extremely excited to inform and invite you to the first Construction and Development Careers Summit. 

This event is a brain child of your friends at the Entrepreneurial Institute of Washington with the help of some major construction powerhouses in the industry.

  • BEACON DEV. – one of Washington’s most successful development consultants
  • CATHOLIC HOUSING SERV. – one of WA’s largest affordable housing developer
  • HOFFMAN CONST. – one of Pacific NW largest GC’s

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Get more information
Register Now!
I can’t make it

Thank you for your attention and your early response to this , unique opportunity to learn about careers and get connected to local VIPs.

If you have any questions about the event, please contract me direct.  I look forward to seeing you at the CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CAREERS SUMMIT.

Sincerely,

Dan Seydel
Entrepreneurial Institute of Washington
dan@eiwashington.org
800-270-0724

May
3
Wed
WA State Dept of Commerce: Access to Capital, Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance Workshop in Kennewick @ Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

U.S. Department of the Treasury and Washington State Department of Commerce

Cordially invite you to attend 

Access to Capital: Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance

 Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn

10-2 PM

FREE

Lunch is provided at no cost

 

It’s Time – to talk about business financing, to interact with experts and to expand your networking base for new opportunities. 

Standing still means going backwards in business.  Plan to attend one of these events.  Bring your questions, hear new ideas and potential solutions.

Join U.S. Treasury, Department of Commerce, Craft3, Local Lenders and Business Owners to discuss and learn about:

  • Access to capital in today’s economy
  • Business assistance programs
  • Challenges in growing your business

Registration required as space is limited

Register here for Kennewick

OR

info@tricityregionalchamber.com

509-736-0510

May
4
Thu
WA State Dept of Commerce: Access to Capital, Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance Workshop in Tukwila @ Tukwila Community Center
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

U.S. Department of the Treasury and Washington State Department of Commerce

Cordially invite you to attend 

Access to Capital: Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance

 Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tukwila Community Center

3-8 PM

FREE

Lunch is provided at no cost

 

It’s Time – to talk about business financing, to interact with experts and to expand your networking base for new opportunities. 

Standing still means going backwards in business.  Plan to attend one of these events.  Bring your questions, hear new ideas and potential solutions.

Join U.S. Treasury, Department of Commerce, Craft3, Local Lenders and Business Owners to discuss and learn about:

  • Access to capital in today’s economy
  • Business assistance programs
  • Challenges in growing your business

Registration required as space is limited

Register here for Tukwila

OR

karen@armsteadconsulting.com

425-444-2618

NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington Monthly Meeting @ Tukwila Community Center, Room Art A
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington

EVERY FIRST THURSDAY of EACH MONTH

Location: Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
Room – Art “A”
Tukwila, WA 98168

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Promoting individual prosperity of minority builders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers of materials and equipment used in the construction industry

ABOUT NAMC of WASHINGTON

The National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington (NAMC of WA.) is a 501 C (6) Nonprofit trade association that was established in 2010 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges – Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

http://www.namcwa.com/

May
10
Wed
AUBURN – Tools for Starting a Business @ Auburn WorkSource
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped local businesses start, grow and succeed. Attend this workshop to learn more about the free resources the SBA provides in the areas of counseling and professional development, access to capital, and government contracting. This is a great workshop for people taking advantage of Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).

May
11
Thu
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month @ 4th & Battery Building, Suite 450
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org   to access past webinars and additional preparedness tools.

Small Business Workshops – Seattle SBA Education and Training Center
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month – 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about important information regarding your tax responsibilities as a small business owner. Topics covered:
*What taxes to pay and when they are due
*How to choose the right accountant and the right accounting software
*How to document expenses and activities
*How to take care of employee and contractor payroll taxes
*The difference between city, county, state, and federal taxation
*What the tax advantages are for the sole proprietor or for business entities in general

Workshops are held at the 4th & Battery Building – 2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle
Please pre-register by calling 206-553-2664 or e-mail workshops@sba.gov.
SBA and SCORE also offer a variety of other workshops for small business owners – find out more here: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3157

When Thu Dec 22, 2016 9am – 11am Pacific Time
Where 4th & Battery Building – 2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle (map)

 

May
13
Sat
Maximizing Your Impact with Social Media @ Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Maximizing Your Impact with Social Media

May 13, 2017 (9a – 4:30p)

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed 
$145

CENTER FOR GRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
12180 Park Avenue South
Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Are you a small business owner looking to connect with your clients?  Does social media seem the ideal way to connect the community to the services your non-profit provides?  Are you unsure of how best to build your online network?

Social media has a myriad of uses and benefits, but carries with it ethical considerations and technical challenges.  In this one-day workshop, join an experience social media professional to learn how to use social media in a professional and ethical manner.  You’ll gain knowledge of the major players in the social media landscape, identify the best channels to reach your target audience, and gain hands-on practice setting goals and strategies.  Every participant receives a Certificate of Completion at the end of the workshop.

Instructor

Tessa Shaw has a diverse background in customer service, ad design, technology, and marketing – a tech junkie with a passion for helping businesses succeed. Through her consulting company (Asset Muse), she helps local businesses with their social media and marketing efforts. Recent local clients have included Business Examiner Media, Pacific Raceways, and the Washington State Fair. In 2016, Tessa conducted a series of social media workshops for the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.

Before striking out on her own, Tessa worked with the Business Examiner’s advertising sales team and as the Social Media & Digital Manager. She has also experience in non-profit, disability services, yellow page, and retail customer service industries. Tessa holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington – Tacoma.

For registration and more information, please visit http://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed/continuing-education-events/maximizing-social-media/.