Washington Women's Business Center

The Washington Women's Business Center offers business counseling, technical assistance, and training on a wide variety of topics. Trainings are offered as individual workshops or multi-session classes. We present classes for other organizations, and may be contacted to prepare and present classes addressing your group's particular training needs.

Launch and Grow Your BusinessThe business world moves so fast, we can never afford to stop learning. This course will teach you how to start and grow your business. During seven three-hour sessions, participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their businesses, with a focus on writing a business plan. Participants will also enjoy networking with other people who are starting or running businesses. This class qualifies for the Washington State Department of Employment Security's Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).

Breakout Branding - How to Move Beyond Just MarketingIn a business market where a company's success is determined by their ability to not only attract but retain customers, how do you build loyalty? This six-week course goes in-depth about how to build customer loyalty, and almost as importantly, employee loyalty.

QuickBooks TrainingJust starting to use QuickBooks, or thinking about it? Need to brush up on some of your skills? Need to use financial data to better manage your business? You will receive hands-on, interactive instruction in our new computer lab. This course consists of five sessions that take you from learning how to get around in QuickBooks to customizing forms and writing QuickBooks letters. Sessions are conducted in three-hour sessions in the afternoons.

OrientationThis course is designed to give attendees information on how the Washington Women's Business Center and Community Capital Development can help them start a new business. Topics that are covered include: how to write a business plan, how to research your market and how to prepare financial statements that will help you get funded.

Brown Bag (Lunch and Learn) Workshops: Check in frequently for these FREE workshops. Bring your lunch and learn timely information from industry experts.

I Want To Work For Myself: This class is a free class held at the Redmond and Renton WorkSources for people who would like to learn more about starting their own business.

For a full listing of our classes and events, please visit our calendar.

To be added to our e-mail list for class and event notification, send a request to christophers@seattleccd.com