Small Business Essentials

The reasons for starting a small business run the gamut. Increased income potential, pursuing a passion and bringing a good idea to market are often among them. With advanced planning and preparation, the likelihood of successfully launching and sustaining a small business is greatly increased. The Small Business Essentials workshop series is designed to provide those pursuing small business ownership with relevant training. Topics covered include business plan preparation, starting a business (including business entity type, licensing and insurance), marketing, finance, and employee management.

Summer 2020 Series

The workshops are designed for both one-person businesses and those with employees. The specifics are given below.

Series for One-Person Businesses

  • Making a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours
  • Successfully Starting a New Business
  • Marketing: Pricing, Packaging and Promoting Your Product or Service to Sell More
  • Managing Finances for a New One-Person Business

Series for Businesses with Employees

  • Making a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours
  • Successfully Starting a New Business
  • Marketing: Pricing, Packaging and Promoting Your Product or Service to Sell More
  • Organizing and Managing a New Business with Employees
  • Building a Comprehensive Business Plan

Bonus Workshop for all Small Businesses

  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses

Dates, Times, and Locations

Detailed registration information will be updated soon.

Date Day of Week Time Topic Registration

“I really appreciate the speakers sharing their relevant experiences and knowledge and taking their time for us!”

— Spring 2018 Participant

Program Partner

Startup 425 is proud to partner with the community to make our programs possible. We’re not interested in reinventing the wheel—outstanding organizations and program providers are already doing great work on the Eastside. Instead, we convene and collaborate with strong, independent partners to promote entrepreneurship and economic development.