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Quarterly - CARTs Training for Prime Contractors & Consultants

CARTS training demonstrates the monitoring tool used to report payments and labor hours on all advertised construction, architectural & engineering, professional and technical consulting contracts. This training is highly recommended for all newly awarded Prime Contractors and Prime Consultants.

Training dates:

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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King County / City of Seattle Joint Information Technology Vendor Forum

King County Information Technology and the Seattle Information Technology invite you to a free vendor forum to find out how to best do business with the two governments. The half-day event will provide the opportunity to network with other vendors, spend one-on-one time with IT managers, and better understand the strategic direction and focus areas for the County and City.

Join us to:
  • Connect with other IT vendors.
  • See presentations from county and city IT Chief Information Officers.
  • Participate in high-quality speed dating networking, three minutes of one-on-one with key IT managers.
  • Bring business cards as we draw for Lunch with Tech Team Members.
  • Breakfast included.

This four-hour event includes presentations by city and county IT leaders and networking, both peer-to-peer and the opportunity for three minutes of uninterrupted one-on-one time with the IT managers in the following areas:

  • Business Office (HR, Finance, Contracting, Communications, Organizational Performance Management, Accounting)
  • Digital Engagement (Seattle Channel, Open Data, Cable, Community Technology)
  • Security, Risk & Compliance (Information Security, Privacy, Compliance, Risk)
  • Strategy and Planning (Enterprise Architecture, Service Management Organization, PMO, Governance)
  • Engineering and Ops (Computer System Tech, Network and Comm Tech, End User Support, Operations Support)
  • Application Services (Applications, Shared Platforms, Cross Platform Services)

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IRS Announcement & Upcoming Events

Free IRS Webinars

Understanding Payment Options – Part II
This free web conference will provide an overview of Payment Options. The presentation will focus on Installment agreements, Online Payment Agreement application, Offers in Compromise and OIC Pre-qualifier tool.

April 20, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. Pacific
Register & Attend:
April 20, 2017 - 11:00 a.m. Pacific (closed captioning offers)
Register & Attend:

Understanding Form 8300
(Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business)

June 15, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. Pacific
Register & Attend:
June 15, 2017 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific (closed captioning offered)
Register & Attend:

Seattle SBA Jump Start Workshop Series Returns

Registration Now Open:

The SBA Seattle District Office is pleased to announce the anticipated return of the Jump Start workshop series, a free four-day workshop series aimed at new and aspiring small businesses. The series is offered as part of the National Small Business Week celebration. You are welcome to sign up for one class, one day, or the whole series, but space is limited so early registration is encouraged. All classes will be held in-person only at the SBA Seattle District Office from Tuesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18.

Here is the 2017 Jump Start schedule:

Tuesday, May 16
9 - 10:30 a.m. | Make the Most of Your Elevator Speech
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | So You Want to be A Small Business Owner?
12:30 - 1 p.m. | Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Networking 101
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | Your Business Plan: Part 1 - Business Canvas Model

Wednesday, May 17
9 - 10:30 a.m. | Choosing the Right Business Structure
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Does Your Business have a B.A.I.L Team?
12:30 - 1 p.m. | Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Employee Benefits 101
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | Your Business Plan: Part 2 - Customers & Markets

Thursday, May 18
9 - 10:30 a.m. | Meet the Lenders: Getting Money for Your Business
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Alternative Financing: A Panel Discussion
12:30 - 1 p.m. | Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Exporting 101
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | Your Business Plan: Part 3 - Financing & Cash Flow

Friday, May 19
9 - 10:30 a.m. | Elements of Strategic Marketing
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. | Which Social Media Site is Right for You?
12:30 - 1 p.m. | Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Blogging 101
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. | Pitch for Success

To register, please visit:

Small Business Administration Workshops

SBA offers a variety of workshops, some online and others in person. Check the Events Calendar for a complete list.

SCORE Workshops

SCORE offers workshops designed to give you the skills necessary to start your own successful business.

April 5, May 3 - Starting a New Business
March 17, April 21, May 31 - Taxes on Small Business
March 16, April 20, June 1 - Understand Financial Statements

April 5, May 3 - Starting a New Business

There are also a number of online workshops available:

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