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Upcoming Events, Training, Conferences, and Summits

Mar
28
Tue
Seattle SBA to Co-Host Business Class in Chinese Language @ Hing Hay Coworks Community Learning Space
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

SEATTLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District Office will co-host their first Chinese language business class at the Hing Hay Coworks Community Learning Space on Tuesday, March 28 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. The class subject is “Grow Your Small Business” and specifically targets Cantonese-speaking restaurant owners in the International District/Chinatown area, but it is open to all small businesses looking for strategies and resources to grow.

Seattle’s International District/Chinatown is home to a vibrant hub of small businesses who bring international flavor to Seattle from all over the world. According to statisticalatlas.com, 22 percent of residents in that neighborhood speak Chinese in their homes.

“Grow Your Small Business” is a product of the collaboration between the SBA, Hing Hay Coworks, the City of Seattle’s Restaurant Success Program, and a multilingual business mentor from SBA resource partner SCORE.

“Our office is proud to offer this Cantonese language business class to the residents of the International District,” said SBA District Director Kerrie Hurd. “This is a great opportunity to serve small businesses we have not previously been able to reach with our free business programming.”

Advanced registration is encouraged and space is limited, attendees may register at:  www.hinghaygrowbusiness.eventbrite.com. For a full list of free business programming offered in the Greater Seattle area by the SBA Seattle District office, please visit www.tinyurl.com/SeattleSBA.                                                              

About the SBA Seattle District Office:

The SBA Seattle District serves Washington state and northern Idaho with office locations in Seattle and Spokane. Today’s SBA stands for more than Small Business Administration; it stands for Smart, Bold and Accessible. SBA staff provides resources and services in three areas referred to as “the three C’s” – Counseling, Capital and Contracting. Visit www.sba.gov/wa for localized information including resource partners, lenders, events and workshops, success stories, news and updates, and other information aimed to help business start, grow and succeed.

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Contact: Lisa White – (206) 553-7050

Website: www.sba.gov/WA

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Apr
6
Thu
NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington Monthly Meeting @ Tukwila Community Center, Room Art A
Apr 6 @ 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/

Apr
11
Tue
University of Washington Supplier Orientation @ Seattle and Tacoma Campuses (see registration)
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: University of Washington Supplier Orientation

The University of Washington (UW) is pleased to offer monthly orientations for suppliers interested in doing business with the University and the State of Washington. Sessions will be held on the Seattle and Tacoma Attendees will receive information about the University and State procurement processes.

Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and staff from UW Procurement Services, UW Business Diversity, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development and State Department of Enterprise Services (DES).

Please register for a session convenient for you, if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address the potential business opportunities for your company.

Register at: https://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/suppliers#orientation

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm – 2:30pm and are held on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. Location details are included in the registration form.

Dates:         

April 11, 2017 (register here)

May 16, 2017 (register here)

June 21, 2017 (register here)

 

Apr
12
Wed
2017 Regional Contracting Forum @ Washington State Convention Center
Apr 12 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

2017 Regional Contracting Forum is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 8:00 am to 3:30pm at the Washington State Convention Center.  This full day networking event is for business owners and representatives to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities and how to do business with Local, State, and Federal government agencies in the Puget Sound region.

Refer to the flyer for details.  Visit the website site http://www.kingcounty.gov/contractforum for additional information and to register.

We look forward to your attendance at the Regional Contracting Forum.

Introduce your business to the Region’s largest government entities: King County, Port of Seattle, University of Washington, Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Owned Business Enterprises, Port of Tacoma, City of Seattle and others. Attendees have the opportunity to meet government contracting representatives and network with contractors, consultants, and suppliers all at one event.

AUBURN – Tools for Starting a Business @ Auburn WorkSource
Apr 12 @ 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).

Apr
13
Thu
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month @ 4th & Battery Building, Suite 450
Apr 13 @ 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)

 

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)

 

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.

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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
4
Thu
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).