Monday, September 24, 2012

Free - Washington Small Business Fair

A consortium of various public agencies, nonprofit business support organizations, and educational institutions are joining together to offer free training to small businesses on what it takes to run a business.

If you're a public agency, take note of how you might want to structure your own small business training event.  If you're a small business consider attending. 

When:  Saturday, September 29, 2012 (8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Where:  Renton Technical College (3000 NE 4th Street, Renton, WA)

1 hour classes include the following: 

Getting Started/Planning
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Focus on Exports for Washington Businesses
  • Business Trends for the Post Recession Recovery
  • Starting a Business
  • Which Business Entity is Best for You?
Sales & Marketing
  • Benefits of Networking
  • Build and Market Your Service Business - Sell the Intangible
  • How to Get Government Contracts
  • Marketing Tips and Advice
  • Public Relations - How to Get Noticed
  • Slay the Social Media Dragon
  • Drive Traffic to Your Website
  • Do It Yourself Web Site
  • Facebook 101
  • Keys to Create a Business Boosting Website
  • Customers as Your Vital Sales Force
  • Financing Options
  • Beyond Start-Up: Avoiding Four Fatal Errors
  • Boost Your Profits and Improve the Bottom Line
  • Find Cash for Your Business
  • How to Get the Most Out of Quickbooks
  • Shaking the Money Tree:  Improve Your Loan Application
  • Starting a Business (Financial Planning)
  • Understand Cash Flow and Profit Improvement
Regulatory:  Taxes/Licensing:
  • How to Use Intellectual Property to Grow Your Small Business
  • Starting a Business:  Licensing and Registration
  • Taxes and the Small Business Owner
  • Tips for Keeping Your Business Out of Tax Trouble
  • What About that Darn Business & Occupation Tax?
  • What About that Darn Sales Tax?
Tips for Success/Avoiding Trouble Spots:
  • Business Law Essentials
  • How to Hire the Right Person
  • Small Business Ownership: Tips for Success
More Information:  Click here.
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