SBA: Free Workshop Thursday

sbaThe U.S. Small Business Administration – Seattle District Office, is hosting Free Workshop Thursday, this Thursday, January 14, 2016.  The workshops are free, but participants do need to pre-register online for each session.  If you are unable to attend the sessions in person, these events will also be broadcast live via webinar.  There are four available classes, participants can register for the full day or individual sessions.


Class Schedule

9:00 am: Coffee & Cash: How to Finance Your Small Business

Join us for a cup of coffee and get valuable information on borrowing money to start or grow a small business.  The SBA offers a wide range of loan programs whether your business needs $500 or $5 million, our network is here to help.

Financing experts will discuss:

  • How to determine what loan program is the best fit for your business
  • Insight into what a lender looks for when reviewing and evaluating a loan application
  • Available resources to help
  • Q&A

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how your business can get the funding it needs.

10:30 am:  Start Your Business Right: Steps to Consider BEFORE Applying for a Business License

It’s January 2016 and companies doing business in Washington State have some new laws to follow when creating a business entity. As the starting point for 70% of all new businesses in Washington, the Secretary of State is the first stop when creating your business entity.  Learn about the general filing requirements for LLC, Corporation, Limited Partnership or even a Nonprofit. Understand how to navigate the filing process, reserving or registering a name, and annual reporting requirements.

12:00 pm: Tax Talks: What You Need to Know About Small Business Taxes

Learn the basics of small business taxes.  Tax professionals will help you understand your tax reporting responsibilities. Topics include: record keeping, expenses and deductions, estimated taxes, home offices, and areas that may trigger an unwanted IRS tax audit.

1:30 pm:  Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library

Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success, but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more.


Attend In-Person:  If you would like attend in-person, please register HERE.

Attend via Webinar:  These events will also be broadcast as a live webinar. To attend virtually register HERE.


If you have questions about Seattle – Free Workshop Thursdays, please contact:  Contact SBA Seattle District Office  by phone 206-553-7310.

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