Events and Training
Access event calendars, courses, and resources to help in your business endeavors!
How to Do Business With the City of Tacoma
When: 8:30am on the last Monday of each month
Location: 747 Market Street, Room 248
- Learn about the City’s contracting process
- Find out if the City buys the type of products/services you offer
- Get information about the Equity in Contracting code
- Learn about small business technical assistance/resources
- Get assistance on how to complete the State’s OMWBE certification
This workshop provides comprehensive information in a 1-hour session with an optional 30 minute certificate session. City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with vendors and contractors.
SBA's Money Smart for Small Businesses
Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides an introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business. MSSB was developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The materials are available for immediate download at Money Smart – Teach – For Small Business.
Hack For Justice
In partnership with the justice and tech communities, UW Tacoma is hosting a Justice Hackathon that will bring students, innovators, and changemakers together to tackle criminal justice and reentry issues.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2020
Where: University of Washington Tacoma – William Philip Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tacoma Challenge Informational Session
THE TACOMA CHALLENGE is intended to drive awareness of our city as an outstanding place to grow your product, idea, or creation. Tacoma wants YOUR company and has the resources, network, space, and funding that you need to flourish. Visit us on our Facebook Live Stream or in person to meet the mentors and founders to learn how YOUR COMPANY can win it all.
Date And Time
Mon, April 27, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Union Club Tacoma, 539 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Free Google My Business Workshop
Grow your business through Google. A free workshop hosted by City of Tacoma + Google.
* This even has passed, but a recording is available. Click here to watch recorded training.
Organizational Event Calendars
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of agencies offering small business training and development opportunities. Please explore the sites below to see upcoming events:
- William Factory Small Business Incubator Calendar
- Washington State L&I Workshops and Training Center
- Minority Business Development Agency Event Calendar
- Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Of Commerce Event Calendar
- The World Trade Center Tacoma Event Page
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Event Page
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Briefing Workshops
- Events at Bottom of Page
- The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Event Calendar
- Washington Center For Women In Business Event Calendar
- Invista Performance Solutions Courses
- Veterans Business Outreach Center Region X (Business Impact NW) Courses
- Economic Alliance Snohomish County
Please explore below to see what resources are offered by the following organizations:
- Washington State Business Hub
- Pierce County Libraries (Job And Business Center) Resources
- Access with Pierce County Library Card
- Tacoma Library Business Resources
- Access with Tacoma Library Card
- City Of Tacoma Office Of Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
- Contact: Carrie Lynn Phone: 253.591.5224 Email: email@example.com
- City Of Tacoma Business Marketing Data Services
- Contact: Carol Wolfe Phone: 253.591.5384 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the Tacoma's business resources: