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.

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.

Launch and Grow Your BusinessThis 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).

Social Media & Online Marketing - How to Get the Word Out About Your Business: Are you reaching your target customers? Are you doing it effectively? Marketing with social media is an engaging, cost-effective option for new and existing small businesses, but can still be a daunting challenge to face with the abundance of tools available. Done right, however, you have the opportunity to interact with your audience in a range of fun and dynamic mediums, allowing for more personalized messaging and informing your customers about what you offer – and thus expand your customer base.

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