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.

Fall 2019 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
  • What You Need to Know before You Hire or Fire Your First Employee

Dates, Times, and Locations

All of the workshops will be given at Cowork Box, located at 1000 124th Ave NE, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98005. Free parking is available. The fee for each workshop is $50 per attendee.

Date Day of Week Time Topic Registration
9/17 2 - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Making a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours Register now!
9/17 2 - Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Successfully Starting a New Business Register now!
9/24 2 - Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Marketing: Pricing, Packaging and Promoting Your Product or Service to Sell More Register now!
10/1 2 - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Organizing and Managing a Business with Employees Register now!
10/1 2 - Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Managing Finances for a One Person Business Register now!
10/2 3 - Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Building a Comprehensive Business Plan Register now!

“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.