Trainings

We work to find information regarding upcoming trainings that will expand your skill set as a business owner. Training includes Sister Sky Inc.’s #nativeSBA empowerment workshop that provides businesses with resources to grow and thrive.

Jan 31

Accounting Basics

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar on small business accounting. If you have trouble understanding the difference between bookkeeping and accounting, or what financial statements are, then this is the class for you.

Jan 31

How To Create A Marketing Plan For Your Small Business

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

SCORE will be holding a FREE webinar about creating a marketing plan, defining your brand, determining your audience and finding where to advertise to get a positive return on investment.

Feb 1

Step-by-Step Email Marketing Guide For Your Business

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

SCORE will be hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar that will teach you the basics of email marketing and techniques to help you build an email list, write a compelling email and create a content calendar.

Feb 1

Start Simple Course – February 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE multi-session course on business start-up and preplanning, and marketing and sales throughout the month of February. These four, 2-hour sessions will help you “kick the tires” on your new business idea. There are some requirements for the course. Participants must live in Clallam, Jefferson, Skagit, Island and North Snohomish Counties. Registration deadline is February 1 at 8am.

Feb 2

Social Media Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

Thursday, February 2, 2023

SCORE will be hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar that will teach you the basics every business owner should know about social media marketing and the latest trends you should follow. You’ll learn how to create a content calendar, choose the right platforms for your business, the right times to post on each platform and how often, and other areas.

Feb 2

Are you Ready to Start a Business?

Thursday, February 2, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar on how you can start a business without having experience. It’ll help with identifying reasons for starting a business, financial basics, analyzing your readiness for running a business, and other important things to know when starting a business.

Feb 3

SBA & EIDL Updates Including Managing Your EIDL Loan

Friday, February 3, 2023

WSBDC is hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar on how to access the SBA’s Capital Access Financial System to review your SBA loan information including your payment activity, your loan balance, your monthly payment amount, your due date, and how to make a payment.  Updates on SBA programs will also be provided.

Feb 7

Small Business: How to Launch Successfully (Virtual)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

WSBDC at Green River College (GRC) will be hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar that will outline steps on how to successfully launch a new business. It will address issues with knowing what steps to take and what agencies to contact. Having this information will save you time in moving forward with your business opening, so you will be able to focus on your main product or service and bringing in revenue.

Feb 7

Small Business Cybersecurity Part 3: Systems

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar on ways to protect your system’s communication and information integrity. It’ll show you how to monitor, control and protect organizational communication, address information system flaws, use encryption and firewalls to keep communications secure, and other means of protecting your systems.

Feb 14

Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

SCORE will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar that will teach you the basics of a Google Business Profile, how to build one and the best strategies and tips to keep your profile fresh and up to date. what is a Google Business Profile; how to create a Google Business Profile; how to manage Google Business Profile info; and managing reviews and measuring performance

Feb 16

How to Start an Online Business on a Budget

Thursday, February 16, 2023

SCORE will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar that will will teach you how to start an online business on a small budget. It will cover the various types of online businesses you can start, how to build a shoestring budget, and how to build and publish your website.

Feb 16

How to Write a Business Plan

Thursday, February 16, 2023

WSBDC will be holding a FREE 60-minute webinar on all you need to know about writing a business plan. These are the blueprints of your business and the webinar will cover what’s in a standard business plan to help give you a solid idea of how to get started on yours. It will be presented by SBDC certified advisor Mia Johnstone.

Feb 16

Simplifying the Complexities of Component Business Financing

Thursday, February 16, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar that will teach participants about the ease or challenge, total costs, and risks of different funding sources; the value of both diversification and redundancy; and three key risk points most often missed.

Feb 17

SBA & EIDL Updates Including Managing Your EIDL Loan

Friday, February 17, 2023

WSBDC is hosting a FREE 90-minute webinar on how to access the SBA’s Capital Access Financial System to review your SBA loan information including your payment activity, your loan balance, your monthly payment amount, your due date, and how to make a payment.  Updates on SBA programs will also be provided.

Feb 21

Small Business Cash Flow – Understanding Money Management

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

SCORE will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar that will practical ways to manage your cash flow, budgeting basics, and identifying business costs versus expenses. It’ll cover how cash flows in and out of your business, simple ways to use business and personal budgets, money management strategies, and how to invest your business profits

Feb 21

Small Business Cybersecurity Part 4: Implementation

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE 90-minute zoom meeting concluding their Small Business Cybersecurity Series. You will be given a mock cybersecurity incident and will use the CMM Policy Workbook provided in the first webinar of the series to work through an example of an actual incident. This experience will help understand the need for having a policy manual and assist you in writing your policies.

Feb 23

How to Recession-Proof Your Business

Thursday, February 23, 2023

SCORE will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar that will teach you what challenges small businesses face during a recession, what is out of your control and what is in your control, and what simple steps you can take to prepare.

Feb 23

What Is A Business Entity in Washington State

Thursday, February 23, 2023

WSBDC will be holding a FREE 60-minute webinar that will give small business owners the basic foundations regarding what constitutes a business entity so they can be more informed and know what questions to ask when they meet with their attorney and their CPA. It will cover Sole Proprietor and General Partnership, LLC & Corporation, S-Corp & C-Corp, State Basis vs. Federal Basis, Limited Liability Protection vs. Taxation, Federal Taxes vs. State Taxes and other topics.

Feb 28

Three Basic Financials Reports Every Business Should Have

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

WSBDC will be hosting a FREE 60-minute webinar about basic financial reports that every business should have whether it is a start-up or a well-established business. The webinar will delve into who the typical users will be, what questions they may ask, and how you can use these reports to operate your business.