Events and Training

Access event calendars, courses, and resources to help in your business endeavors!

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SAVE THE DATE: Federal Stimulus Webinars

The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County and partner agencies will be hosting webinars with latest information on applying for the enhanced benefits of the recently approved federal government business stimulus related to the pandemic.  Save the date for January 14.  You may attend at either 8:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m..  More information to be posted.

Here is the registration link for the webinar:

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Business Plan in a Day

In a six hours, Business Plan in a Day workshop, Urban Business Support walks entrepreneurs through a series of interactive exercises using an app to create a basic business plan. If you are applying for a loan or a grant, looking to increase revenue, or just evaluating how to improve your business, a plan is the first step. Our next dates are January 16 or February 7. Register for free at

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Commercial Lease Support Webinar

In partnership with the MBDA-Tacoma Business Center, OnPoint Real Estate Services is planning an Instagram live webinar session on January 27th, 2021 at 10 AM PST to provide information on Commercial Lease Support as part of their CARES Act Small Business Resiliency Program.

If interested, please contact OnPoint via email at or via phone at 206.623.1844 EXT. 3


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SBDC 2021 Business Planning webinar

SBDC wants to help you develop your financial goals and projections for 2021. Will your business survive if the economy continues at this rate? Can you afford to give your employees/self a bonus or raise? Are you charging enough to break even?

You don’t need your accountant to answer these questions for you. SBDC’s webinar will help you with setting your business and yourself up for success in 2021. Register to join us LIVE and/or receive the REPLAY.

Please register to attend HERE >> Business Finance: Setting Financial Goals and Projections

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GVS Bootcamp

The GSV Bootcamp is a seven-week program designed to bring your ideas to life. We work with you to develop and polish your concepts for Demo Week – where you will be pitching to investors. This past summer’s inaugural Bootcamp welcomed 5,000 participants from 65 countries, with 700 investors joining our Demo Week.

Single tickets available now!


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Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub Skills Training

Microsoft, LinkedIn and GitHub have partnered and committed $25 million to offering free skills training for the top 10 jobs in the technology sector.  Take advantage of the economic pivot to the digital economy! From now through March, 2021 access free resources to achieve certification in some of Microsoft’s most marketable skills, coaching and support to build a resume, get connected to valuable networks and interview practice.  These trainings are aimed at high-paying growth positions that do not require a 4-year degree.  If you have been impacted by Covid19 through a layoff or other circumstances, you may be eligible for discounted Microsoft certification for a limited time.

Find out more at

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Contracting with the City of Tacoma


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Small business technical assistance/resources

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Last Monday of every month starting in January, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.  One hour with an optional 30 minute certification session.  Use the link below to attend.

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Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber COVID-19 Conference Calls/Webinars


Join the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber for in-depth panel discussions of issues for our businesses that have arisen due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

View upcoming webinars dates and register here.

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Business Idea and Pitch Competition

William Factory Incubator

April 21, 2021 – 3-5 p.m. om Zoom

Applications due January 31, 2021

$1000 cash prize plus co-working office space, professional support and media recognition.

For information and to apply go to

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2021 Free Tax and Licensing Workshops

The City of Tacoma offers a series of free tax and licensing workshops for Tacoma business owners and tax preparers.

Click here to view upcoming workshop dates and register.

Completed presentations will be uploaded to the City’s webpage.

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SBA's Money Smart for Small Businesses

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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.

This instructor-led curriculum consists of 13 modules in English and Spanish that can be downloaded ( or ordered in CD format (

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