seminar schedule

10:00 am Seminars

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MAKE THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BUYER YOUR CUSTOMER
Ranvir "Ana" Singh, U.S. Small Business Administration
PPT Presentation | Handout
Traci Hansen, Washington PTAC

PPT Presentation | Handout
Also at 8:30 am

DEVELOPING A BUSINESS PLAN
Learn the process of creating an effective business plan that will validate your idea, identify and reach your customers, and provide meaningful financial projections to manager your day-to-day business operations.
Jerry Zyskowski, Greater Seattle SCORE
PPT Presentation
Also at 1:00 pm

STARTING A BUSINESS – SESSION 2 – KEY ELEMENTS
Learn about funds needed to open the business, contingency and reserves, working capital, etc.
Ed Ramirez, Bob Dorse, Greater Seattle SCORE
PPT Presentation

HOW TO HIRE THE RIGHT PERSON
Learn about helpful guidelines and resources to create a job description, spot danger signs in a résumé and interview situation, and tips to make the hiring process a success.
Roleta Batiste, WorkSource Seattle King County
PPT Presentation

DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE
Easy to follow suggestions to make your site a "traffic magnet."
Jim Rosemary, New Tech Web
PPT Presentation | For more valuable information, please visit www.NewTechWeb.com/BizFair.

TIPS TO TAKE YOUR NETWORKING TO 11
Learn social media tips to prepare for and follow up afterward, how to choose your "best" guest, and how to tap into the power of being memorable.
Debra Trappen, d11consulting.com

CUSTOMERS AS YOUR VIRTUAL SALES FORCE
Learn how to connect with your audience in new ways, how to help your customers boost your brand and how they can promote your product and services – for free.
Juilianna Duso, Washington Women's Business Center
PPT Presentation | Handout

BUILD & MARKET YOUR SERVICE BUSINESS – SELL THE INTANGIBLE
Learn how to put a price on what your service is worth (by the hour or on a project basis) and identify your potential customers.
Audrey Godwin, The Godwin Group
Handout
Also at 2:30 pm

REGISTER, LICENSE AND GO!
Steps you need to take to register and license your business from the Secretary of State and Business Licensing Service.
Patrick Reed, WA Secretary of State Corps
Brenda Riley, WA State Dept. of Revenue Business Licensing Service
PPT Presentation

FUNDING OPTIONS TO START OR EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS
What financing option is the best fit for your small business? Explore the benefits of the SBA loan program, microlending, crowd-funding and more. A panel of lender experts will share the information you need to make a wise decision.
Mark Costello, U.S. Small Business Administration

Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3

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