CALLING ALL CURRENT AND ASPIRING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES
Please join us on November 10, 2020 for the 24th annual Washington State Biz Fair to learn from the experts how to start, grow or build resiliency for your small business – especially during these challenging times.
The Biz Fair is still free of charge – but there is one big change this year!
THIS YEAR'S EVENT IS GOING VIRTUAL
Just as small businesses are facing unique challenges in navigating a new and evolving "normal" as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all events such as the Biz Fair are having to transition from a traditional in-person to an all-virtual format.
Sharpen your business skills by attending seminars led by savvy business experts who will share their knowledge and real-life experiences.
Gain access to valuable small business resources by visiting the Exhibitor Resource Center staffed by representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies, and business and trade associations.
Discover critical products and services you need to start or keep your business running by visiting exhibitors in the Digital Marketplace.
MEET THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Meet Our Keynote Speakers: Beverly Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary
Bev Vines-Haines and Charlotte Clary have known each other since 1986. They met in Yelm, Washington, just two moms driving kids to church and school. But it wasn't long before their matching entrepreneurial spirits had them bent over numerous 'money-making' ideas and projects. They have researched home remedies, studied herbal properties, and used their families as guinea pigs for numerous concoctions. Their business began with a toenail fungus salve, then came Eye of Newt (their number one product even today) and several other products for difficult skin conditions.
And if they hadn't formulated their amazing Ice Chips Candy things would have probably remained about the same. But they did formulate it and their world changed forever. It took less than a month for them to realize they had stumbled upon a million-dollar idea. Everyone they knew wanted the candy, begged to buy the candy, and told their friends about the candy. One flavor followed another and then stores started wanting to carry the candy. It tasted great, was healthy, safe for diabetics and the packaging was attractive. Ice Chips attracted interest from investors and manufacturers and retail giants. Their story just has a long long way to go.
Learn more about the seminars and speakers at this year's BizFair
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS VIRTUAL BIZ FAIR
Expand your resource and support network before, during, and after the event since we will be providing more effective ways to connect before, during, and after the virtual event.
STICK AROUND AFTER THE BIZFAIR FOR THE 2020 SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS GALA
In celebration of the SBA's National Small Business Week recognizing outstanding small businesses and supporters of small businesses in Washington State, SCORE Greater Seattle is hosting the Small Business Awards Gala from 6:00PM-7:00PM PST on Tuesday, November 10th. Join the Washington State small business community for a virtual celebration to honor this year's local winners.