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2020 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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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.


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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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Hack For Justice

Join us!

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

Register Here

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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

Register Here

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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.

Please contact Will Suarez, Management Analyst II, Community & Economic Development Department with any questions.

(253) 591-5590 or

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