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Sep
13
Mon
Strategic Communication for Sales Course @ Online
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain MSDC presents an intensive 8 week training program taught virtually by Shawn Channell, Founder of Just Launch Training & Consulting. This program is designed for those seeking to grow their sales expertise and gain strategies they can implement immediately to increase client acquisition, grow business and maintain a competitive advantage. This program is offered by the Council at no cost to Certified MBEs and Technical Assistance Services enrollees.

For information about the course theory and structure, and about the instructor, please view this document.

This event will be presented online and the group will meet weekly on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 2pm-4pm Pacific Time. If participants must miss a session they will be able to catch up on materials.

Oct
18
Mon
Business Plan Builder Program @ Online
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm
Business Plan Builder Program @ Online

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, running a business can often feel like your business is running you. Most business owners create a business plan once and leave it to sit on a shelf gathering dust. Whether you have a business plan written or not, the Small & Minority Business Plan Builder course will teach you the five elements of an effective business and help you create (or update) your very own business plan. When you complete this course, you’ll have additional clarity on how your business runs, and you will be prepared to take action to grow your top line revenue and bottom-line profits without feeling overwhelmed. In addition to helping you write the specific information you need to include in your business plan, the course teaches marketing and communications strategies, best practices for business from finance to client acquisition, and even mindset shifts to help you be an effective business operator.

The course is divided into five modules: people, product, market, finances, and delivery.

  • In module 1, you will define the #1 problem to solve and develop a framework for communicating how your business’ unique solution is the best choice for your ideal client.
  • By the end of module 2, you will create or update the core products or services that your business offers and develop an effective way to share what makes your solution unique in the marketplace.
  • In module 3, you will review two different ways to conduct market research, learn how to generate word-of-mouth to reach more clients, and identify partners and supporters to boost your business’ growth.
  • In module 4, you will review three core areas where every business owner needs to focus their attention: budgeting, forecasting, and taxes. The course uncovers the hidden costs of business and teaches how to position your business as a consultant rather than a commodity.
  • In module 5, you will complete your client lifecycle and develop strategies to bring your solution to market. You will discover the easiest way to grow your business and wrap up the course with a product distribution plan.

This course includes these five modules which are all recorded video. Next to each module’s video you will find a transcript of that lesson and a PDF workbook that you can complete on your computer or print and write in. Each week Trio Group Creative Director Ricardo Ibarra will hold a one-hour coaching session where he will answer questions from students and facilitate discussion on each week’s lessons.

Contact us for registration code

Nov
5
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Online
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Online

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month.

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services (See call in details for each session below)

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE – ONLINE!

WHAT: Is your firm interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? Do you want to learn more about how City purchasing and contracting works? Join us at for our “First Fridays” online Doing Business with the City of Seattle event to meet Purchasing and Contracting staff who are part of our purchasing, consultant contracting and construction/public works teams. We will hold three sessions at once so choose the one you’re interested in!

COST: Free to attend – no registration required – just drop in!

DETAILS:

  • Find out if the City of Seattle buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s women- and minority-owned business (WMBE) resources


WHERE:

We’ll hold three meetings at once: purchasing goods and services, consultant contracting and construction/public works contracting. Choose the session that you’re interested in!

If you’re interested how the City PURCHASES GOODS AND SERVICES:

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number (access code): 146 243 8065

Meeting password: 3daUdrmsd37

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1462438065## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1462438065## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

If you’re interested in how the City does CONSULTANT CONTRACTING:

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number (access code): 146 448 2536

Meeting password: ZSdwWQJ2E74

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1464482536## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1464482536## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

If you’re interested in how the City does CONSTRUCTION/PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING:

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number: 146 072 9679

Meeting password: m8RYAFBSm33

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1460729679## United States Toll (Seattle)
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Join by phone
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+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” in Spanish @ Online
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" in Spanish @ Online

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month.

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services (See call in details for each session below)

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE – ONLINE!

WHAT: Is your firm interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? Would you like to learn more about City Purchasing and Contracting? Then join the online presentations on Doing Business with the City of Seattle.

COST: Free to attend – no registration required – just join online.

DETAILS:

  • Find out if the City of Seattle buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • Learn about contracting opportunities
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects

Learn about the City’s women- and minority-owned business (WMBE) resources

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.     Meeting number (access code): 146 734 5462 Meeting password: s5sNbR2x7GF  Workshop Link   Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1467345462## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1467345462## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Global call-in numbers

Join from a video system or application
Dial 1467345462@seattle.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business Dial 1467345462.seattle@lync.webex.com

************SPANISH VERSION*************

Ciudad de Seattle
Compras y Contratacion
Los invita al TALLER EN ESPAÑOL
COMO HACER NEGOCIOS CON LA CIUDAD DE SEATTLE – VIRTUAL EN LINEA

Registracion es Gratis y no se require reservacion. Solo entre en linea.

Cuando:   Primer Viernes del mes (Enero se Cancelo – Empieza desde Febrero 2021)

Hora:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

¿Está interesada en hacer negocios con la ciudad de Seattle? ¿Le gustaría aprender más sobre compras y contrataciones con la ciudad de Seattle? Entonces acompañenos para recibir información sobre como hacer negocios con la Ciudad de Seattle

  • Averigue si la Ciudad de Seattle compra el tipo de producto/servicio que usted ofrece
  • Aprenda sobre los procesos de licitación de la Ciudad de Seattle para su producto/servicio
  • Aprenda sobre el proceso de contratación de obras públicas de la Ciudad de Seattle
  • Aprenda sobre oportunidades que ofrece la Ciuadd de Seattle a través de contratación
  • Aprenda sobre el programa para Empresas Pertenecientes a Mujeres o Minorias (WMBE)
  • Como registrarse en el directorio de negocios de la Ciudad de Seattle (OBD)

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Dec
3
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Online
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Online

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month.

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services (See call in details for each session below)

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE – ONLINE!

WHAT: Is your firm interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? Do you want to learn more about how City purchasing and contracting works? Join us at for our “First Fridays” online Doing Business with the City of Seattle event to meet Purchasing and Contracting staff who are part of our purchasing, consultant contracting and construction/public works teams. We will hold three sessions at once so choose the one you’re interested in!

COST: Free to attend – no registration required – just drop in!

DETAILS:

  • Find out if the City of Seattle buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s women- and minority-owned business (WMBE) resources


WHERE:

We’ll hold three meetings at once: purchasing goods and services, consultant contracting and construction/public works contracting. Choose the session that you’re interested in!

If you’re interested how the City PURCHASES GOODS AND SERVICES:

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number (access code): 146 243 8065

Meeting password: 3daUdrmsd37

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1462438065## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1462438065## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

If you’re interested in how the City does CONSULTANT CONTRACTING:

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number (access code): 146 448 2536

Meeting password: ZSdwWQJ2E74

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1464482536## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1464482536## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

If you’re interested in how the City does CONSTRUCTION/PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTING:

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.

Meeting number: 146 072 9679

Meeting password: m8RYAFBSm33

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1460729679## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1460729679## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” in Spanish @ Online
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" in Spanish @ Online

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month.

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services (See call in details for each session below)

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE CITY OF SEATTLE – ONLINE!

WHAT: Is your firm interested in doing business with the City of Seattle? Would you like to learn more about City Purchasing and Contracting? Then join the online presentations on Doing Business with the City of Seattle.

COST: Free to attend – no registration required – just join online.

DETAILS:

  • Find out if the City of Seattle buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • Learn about contracting opportunities
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects

Learn about the City’s women- and minority-owned business (WMBE) resources

When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.     Meeting number (access code): 146 734 5462 Meeting password: s5sNbR2x7GF  Workshop Link   Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
+1-206-207-1700,,1467345462## United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388,,1467345462## United States Toll

Join by phone
+1-206-207-1700 United States Toll (Seattle)
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Global call-in numbers

Join from a video system or application
Dial 1467345462@seattle.webex.com
You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
Join using Microsoft Lync or Microsoft Skype for Business Dial 1467345462.seattle@lync.webex.com

************SPANISH VERSION*************

Ciudad de Seattle
Compras y Contratacion
Los invita al TALLER EN ESPAÑOL
COMO HACER NEGOCIOS CON LA CIUDAD DE SEATTLE – VIRTUAL EN LINEA

Registracion es Gratis y no se require reservacion. Solo entre en linea.

Cuando:   Primer Viernes del mes (Enero se Cancelo – Empieza desde Febrero 2021)

Hora:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

¿Está interesada en hacer negocios con la ciudad de Seattle? ¿Le gustaría aprender más sobre compras y contrataciones con la ciudad de Seattle? Entonces acompañenos para recibir información sobre como hacer negocios con la Ciudad de Seattle

  • Averigue si la Ciudad de Seattle compra el tipo de producto/servicio que usted ofrece
  • Aprenda sobre los procesos de licitación de la Ciudad de Seattle para su producto/servicio
  • Aprenda sobre el proceso de contratación de obras públicas de la Ciudad de Seattle
  • Aprenda sobre oportunidades que ofrece la Ciuadd de Seattle a través de contratación
  • Aprenda sobre el programa para Empresas Pertenecientes a Mujeres o Minorias (WMBE)
  • Como registrarse en el directorio de negocios de la Ciudad de Seattle (OBD)

Entrar al Taller

Codigo de acceso para el taller: 146 734 5462

Taller clave: s5sNbR2x7GF

Para entrar al taller con celular
+1-206-207-1700,, 1467345462##
+1-408-418-9388,, 1467345462##

Para entrar al taller con celular

+1-206-207-1700
+1-408-418-9388