1:00pm-2:30pm

Developing a Business Plan
Learn the process of creating an effective business plan from validating your idea, identifying and reaching customers to meaningful financial projections to manage your day-to-day business and raise funds.
Instructor: Domonique Juleon, Veterans’ Business Outreach Center

Sell to the Government
Discover how to use small business certifications and set asides to get your share of their business along with free resources for government procurement.
Instructors: Ana Singh, Business Development Program at the SBA, Tiffany Scroggs, Washington PTAC

Drive Traffic to Your Website
How do you get visitors to find your website? Search engine secrets, social networking tips and more. Easy to follow suggestions to make your site a “traffic magnet.”
Instructor: Jim Rosemary, New Tech Web, Inc.

Slay the Social Media Dragon
Marketing these days involves conquering the many-headed beast of social media. Win the battle with strategic and practical ways to use various social media sites effectively. Learn about low-budget tools and resources to save time and improve results.
Instructor: Robbin Block, Blockbeta Marketing

Grow Your Business Internationally
From popcorn to plane parts, any business can increase their sales by exporting. Find out who can help, how to establish on-the-ground overseas contacts, how to mitigate risk, and financing options available.
Instructors: John Brislin, EXIM Bank and TBA

Selling Online
Are you selling online yet? If not, you’re missing the opportunity to connect with customers all over the world. Discover if you’re digitally ready, what online platforms to consider, and where to turn for e-commerce help.
Instructor: Chaitra Vedullapalli, Meylah.com & Ignite Washington

Cash Flow & Profit Improvement
Is your business thriving but your cash flow floundering? Learn about profit and loss statements, balance sheets, ratio analysis and cash flow statements and how they all tie together.
Instructor: Audrey L Godwin, Resilient Business Solutions

Washington State Taxes & Your Business
Learn when Washington states sales and B&O (business and occupation) taxes need to be collected and how to compute the correct amounts.
Instructor: Maureen O’Connell, Washington State Department of Revenue