10:30am-12:00pm Seminars

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
PPT Presentation | Handout

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.
PPT Presentation | Handout

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
PPT Presentation | Handout

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
PPT Presentation 1 | PPT Presentation 2

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
PPT Presentation | Handout

Washington State Taxes & Your Business
Learn when Washington state sales and B&O (business and occupation) taxes need to be collected and how to compute the correct amounts.
PPT Presentation

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.
PPT Presentation (PDF) and bonus materials

Customers as Your Virtual Sales Force
You know word of mouth marketing is important, but how do you get your customers to toot your horn? Learn how to be more successful by connecting with your audience in new ways. Find out how to help your customers boost your brand and promote your products and services – for free.
Instructor: Julianna Duso, Washington Women’s Business Center
PPT Presentation | Handout