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Biz Fair 2017 - Saturday, September 30 - One Day, One Place

Biz Fair is a free one-day, annual event that all current and aspiring small business owners should attend.

Learn from the experts how to form and run a successful business at the annual Washington Small Business Fair. Biz Fair 2017 happens Saturday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th Street, in Renton.

Sharpen your skills – attend 90-minute seminars taught by savvy business experts who share their knowledge and real-life experiences with you in a no-sales environment.

Gain access to valuable small business resources - visit the Exhibitor Resource Center, staffed by representatives from federal, state and local government agencies, and business and trade associations.

The fair is free, with plenty of free parking and no advance registration.

Visit www.bizfair.org for more information.
Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bizfair.
Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bizfair.

Click here to download the flyer.

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:

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

To register, contact phuong.nguyen@kingcounty.gov

IRS Announcement & Upcoming Events

Save the Date! Biz Fair 2017 - Saturday, September 30 www.bizfair.org

One day, one place - learn from the experts how to form and run a successful business at the 20th annual Washington Small Business Fair. Biz Fair 2017 happens Saturday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Renton Technical College, 3000 NE 4th Street, in Renton. Sharpen your skills - attend seminars that cover important, up-to-date topics for all stages of business ownership. Savvy business experts share their knowledge and real-life experiences with you. Save valuable time - connect with 30 federal, state and local government agencies, and business and trade associations to get the information you need. The fair is free, with plenty of free parking and no advance registration.

Visit www.bizfair.org for more information. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bizfair


Free IRS Webinars

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/webinars-for-small-businesses-1

IRS will offer several free webinars for small businesses and tax professionals in July, August and September.
Two 60-minute sessions are available for each topic. Closed captioning will be offered for Session 2 web conferences ONLY (12 p.m. Mountain; 11 a.m. Pacific).
Session 1 – 9 a.m. Mountain; 8 a.m. Pacific
Session 2 – 12 p.m. Mountain; 11 a.m. Pacific

August 17, 2017
Understanding S Corporations Part I – Overview and Election

9 a.m. Mountain; 8 a.m. Pacific - Register & Attend: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/21596
12 p.m. Mountain; 11 a.m. Pacific - Register & Attend: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/21598

September 7, 2017
Understanding S Corporations Part II – Shareholder Stock Basis and Debt Basis

9 a.m. Mountain; 8 a.m. Pacific - Register & Attend: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/21599
12 p.m. Mountain; 11 a.m. Pacific - Register & Attend: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1148/21603


Small Business Administration Workshops

SBA offers a variety of workshops, some online and others in person. Check the Events Calendar for a complete list. https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wa/seattle

https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wa/seattle
SBA offers a variety of workshops, some online and others in person. Check the Events Calendar for a complete list.

Steps for Starting a Business - Aug 23
Women's Business Center, South Puget Sound Community College - Lacey
To register: http://www.campusce.net/spscc/Course/Course.aspx?c=1398

Also check out the SBA Learning Center for a variety of free online courses, available anytime! Here is an example of one:
Financing Options for Small Businesses
https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center/training/financing-options-small-businesses?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
This self-paced training exercise is an introduction to financing options for your business. Topics include determining your financial needs, loans, grants, venture capital, angel investors, crowd funding and other financial options available to small businesses. Duration: 30 minutes

SCORE Workshops
SCORE offers workshops designed to give you the skills necessary to start your own successful business.
Seattle: http://seattle.score.org/localworkshops
  • August 23 - Taxes on Small Business
Spokane: http://scorespokane.org/workshops
  • Aug 2, Sept 6 - Starting a New Business
  • Sept 27 - QuickBooks Financial Management

There are also a number of online workshops available: https://seattle.score.org/onlineworkshops/tab-a

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