WA Bizfair 2022

Program Schedule

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08:00am - 09:00am BizFair Introduction and Keynote
Efrem Fesaha (Boon Boona Coffee)
SBA WA & PNW Person of the Year
(View Recording)
09:00am - 9:30am Create a Quick Business Plan with the Lean Canvas Create your Business Entity: Register, License, Go Digital Marketing for Small Businesses Resources for Small Business Growth at the Public Library Conversation and Stories about Boon Boona Coffee - Small Business Success Drilldown Small business sustainability by preparing in advance with SharedWork – opt-in employer program open to most businesses and industries.
09:30am - 10:00am
10:00am - 10:30am How to Identify Your Target Market and Set Your Business up for Success! Recordkeeping Basics & Best Practices
Federal Taxes and the Small Business Owner
What Does the State Expect Me to Know and Do as an Employer? How to Double Your Website Revenue Beyond Start-Up...Avoiding Four Fatal Errors Business Ownership Exploration
10:30am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:30am State Tax Basics for Small Businesses Establishing Your Business' Online Presence - Key First Steps ScaleUp - The Path to Seven Figures Harness the same data that Big Businesses use for your business: SizeUp Are you interested in doing business with the State? Green Economy Opportunities for ContractorsSmall business sustainability by preparing in advance with SharedWork – opt-in employer program open to most businesses and industries
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:00pm - 12:30pm The Power of Capital Small Business Lending – How to Work with your Bank Employee to Entrepreneur - Finding Your Best Path to Entrepreneurship Resources to Launch or Grow Your Food or Farm Business
12:30pm - 01:00pm
12:30pm - 01:00pm Why you need a Business Entity and Options Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising Pricing & Packaging Services To Maximize Revenue Bookkeeping Basics, Tips and Tricks for Small Businesses Small business sustainability What you need to know when filing with the WA Secretary of State
12:30pm - 01:00pm
02:00pm - 02:30pm Ways to Fund Your Idea...Bootstrap, FAF, Incubators, Accelerators, Crowdfunding, Personal Loan, Microloans Financial Literacy: The Three Basic Financial Reports Every Business Should Have Funding Your Small Business beyond Bootstrapping Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting Small Business Taxes Q&A Small Business Licensing with Department of Revenue
02:30pm - 03:00pm
03:00pm - 03:30pm Recruitment & Retention Strategies Small Business and Contracts MyStartup365.com
03:30pm - 04:00pm


Meet our 2022 BizFair Keynote Speaker Efrem Fesaha

We’re excited to announce our 2022 BizFair Keynote Speaker, Efrem Fesaha of Boon Boona Coffee. He is a first generation Eritrean American whose family moved to the US in 1988 when his father received an offer to work for Boeing as a Mechanical Engineer.

  • Graduated high school in West Seatle
  • Received B.A. from Washington State University
  • Worked for 13 years in corporate finance locally (Holland America, Nordstrom and Amazon)

In 2011, on an extended visit to his native country of Eritrea, Efrem was inspired by the coffee culture in its capital Asmara and wanted to pursue a venture in coffee. Upon returning to Seatle, he launched Boon Boona Coffee with the goal of sourcing the best quality coffee beans from Africa. Working closely with coffee farmers from many African nations, he developed long-lasting relationships with them and helped ensure the sustainability of their crops. The first Boon Boona Coffee Roastery and Café location were established in Downtown Renton, a second one in the Central District of Seatle and a third one is on its way on University Ave, near the University of Washington.

Efrem won the US SBA Washington Small Business Person of the Year award for 2022 and was recently named the 2022 Pacific Northwest Small Business Person of the Year.

Join Efrem on Saturday, September 24th for this FREE hybrid one-day conference. His keynote begins at 8 AM PT and kicks off the full-day event concluding at 4 PM. Attend sessions spread across five different tracks. Sessions that range from planning, starting, and building to growing your small business with the opportunity to learn from experts.

Throughout the day, if you attend the event in person at Renton Technical College, Renton, WA, you can also visit tables staffed by federal, state, and local agencies. They will answer all your questions and you can gather information essential for the success of your small business. If you are attending virtually, you can visit the virtual booths for similar purposes.


Conozca a nuestro orador principal de BizFair 2022 Efrem Fesaha

Nos complace anunciar a nuestro orador principal de BizFair 2022, Efrem Fesaha of Boon Boona Coffee. Es un eritreo-americano de primera generación, cuya familia se mudó a los Estados Unidos en 1988 cuando su padre recibió una oferta para trabajar para Boeing como ingeniero

  • Graduado de la escuela secundaria en West Seatle
  • Recibió su B.A. de la Universidad Estatal de Wa
  • Trabajó durante 13 años en finanzas corporativas a nivel local (Holland America, Nordstrom y Amazon)

En 2011, en una extensa visita a su país natal, Eritrea, Efrem se inspiró en la cultura del café en su capital, Asmara, y quiso emprender con un negocio de café. Al
regresar a Seatle, lanzó Boon Boona Coffee con el objetivo de conseguir los granos de café de mejor calidad de África. Trabajando en estrecha colaboración con productores de café de muchas naciones africanas, desarrolló relaciones duraderas con ellos y ayudó a garantizar la sostenibilidad de sus cultivos. La primera ubicación de Boon Boona Coffee Roastery and Café se estableció en el centro de Renton, una segunda en el Distrito Central de Seatle y una tercera está en camino en University Ave, cerca de la Universidad de Washington.

Efrem ganó el premio del US SBA como la Persona del Año de la Pequeña Empresa de Washington para 2022 y recientemente fue nombrado la Persona del Año de la Pequeña Empresa del Noroeste del Pacífico 2022.

Únase a Efrem el sábado 24de septiembre para la conferencia híbrida gratuita de un día. Su discurso de apertura comienza a las 8 a.m. PT y da inicio al evento de un día completo que concluye a las 4 p.m. Asiste a sesiones separadas en temas de planificación, inicio y desarrollo hacia el crecimiento de su pequeña empresa, aprendiendo de expertos en la materia.

Durante todo el día, si asiste al evento en persona en Renton Technical College, Renton, WA, también puede visitar las mesas de agencias federales, estatales y locales. Ellos responderán a todas sus preguntas y usted puede recopilar información esencial para el éxito de su pequeña empresa. Si asistes virtualmente, puedes visitar los stands virtuales para fines similares.

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