2:00pm-3:30pm Seminars

Demystifying Business Insurance
Knowing the type of insurance you need for your business can be confusing. Learn why you need insurance, the different types available, and common myths. Q&A session.
Instructors: Rose Gundersen, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Paul DuBois, Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner’s (OIC) (CAP)
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Register, License, Go
Steps you need to register and license your business from the Secretary of State and Business Licensing Service.
Instructors: Brenda Riley, Washington State Department of Revenue
Patrick Reed, Office of Secretary of State
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Cybersecurity: Protect Your Business
Weak cybersecurity can hurt your customers and your business. Learn the best cybersecurity practices through identifying types of information that should be secured, types of cyber threats, and review risk management.
Instructor: Charles Hardwood, Federal Trade Commission NW Regional Office

Take Your Networking To 11
Networking can be awkward. But with practice and preparation, you can feel comfortable and be successful. Learn social media tips to prepare for and follow up afterward, how to choose your “best” guest, and how to tap into the power of being memorable.
Instructor: Traca Savagodo, National Women’s Business Council

Business Law Essentials
Learn how to register a trade name, negotiate a lease, put agreements in writing, select a legal structure, find the right lawyer, and meet other challenges you may encounter when starting or running a business.
Instructor: Stacey Romberg, www.StaceyRomberg.com
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Get Money For Your Small Business
Financing alternatives are out there, but what is the best option for your small business? This session explores the benefits of the various options from the SBA loan programs to alternative lenders and crowd-funding.
Instructor: Mark Costello, Small Business Administration

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
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