Events and Training
Access event calendars, courses, and resources to help in your business endeavors!
'Grow with Google' Workshop presented by Tacoma's Community & Economic Development Department
The City of Tacoma’s Community and Economic Development Department in collaboration with Google bring you a FREE workshop to help businesses learn how to use data to drive growth.
For more details contact:
How to Do Business With the City of Tacoma
When: 8:30am on the last Monday starting 1/27/20
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.
Grand Opening of New Coworking Space
The community is invited to TractionSpace’s grand opening celebration from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, January 29. The Tacoma Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony
and guests can enjoy free tours, speakers, refreshments and entertainment at the newly renovated
TractionSpace offices at 748 Market Street in downtown Tacoma. RSVP to Community Manager
Sarah Daniel at 253-272-0148.
2020 Black Business Empowerment Event
A Panel Discussion and Small Business Resource Fair
Are you a current or aspiring entrepreneur?
Are you interested in hearing stories from local successful black business owners?
During Black History Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) invites you to this special event to connect with other entrepreneurs, discover resources from service providers to start and grow your business, and be inspired by our panel of successful entrepreneurs.
Who should attend: Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 12 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Place: Tacoma Public Library Main Branch
1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Register now: blackhisto-ry2020.eventbrite.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- City Of Tacoma Business Marketing Data Services
- Contact: Carol Wolfe Phone: 253.591.5384 Email: email@example.com
Learn more about the Tacoma's business resources: