10:30am-12:00pm Seminars

Taxes and the Small Business Owner
Find out what every small business needs to know about filing and paying federal taxes, and how to avoid the most common tax reporting errors. Even if you use a tax preparer, this is good information to know!
Instructor: Rizwan Chaudhry, NW Accountants, Inc.

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

Choosing Your Business Structure
Whether you choose LLC or an informal partnership, the business structure you choose will have legal and tax implications. Learn about the pros and cons of the various forms of business structures.
Instructor: Rizwan Chaudhry, NW Accountants, Inc.

Slay the Social Media Dragon
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

Blogging 101
If your business doesn’t have a blog yet, you’re missing out on web traffic and natural search optimization. Get practical blogging tips that increase traffic and build your brand.
Instructor: Tracey Warren, InSpark Coworking

Find Customers Outside the U.S. (Canada Counts!)
From popcorn to plane parts, any business can increase their sales by exporting. Find out who can help you export, how to establish on-the-ground overseas contacts, how to mitigate risk, and financing options available.
Instructors: Sharon Sappington, Washington Small Business Development Center
John Brislin, EXIM Bank

Cash Flow and 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