13 Inland Northwest Small Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Spokane Class

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Seattle District Office  - Nov. 9, 2021

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13 Inland Northwest Small Business Owners Graduate from SBA Emerging Leaders Spokane Class

Thirteen small business owners from the Inland Northwest graduated Oct. 26 from SBA's Emerging Leaders program. This is the fifth year the SBA Spokane Branch Office has provided the seven-month executive education series that is offered at no-cost to small businesses poised for growth. 

The graduates completed approximately 100 hours of virtual classroom and peer-to-peer counseling sessions and presented their three-year strategic growth action plans. 

2021 Graduates

Nov. 10 - How to Navigate SBA COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Programs Webinar

Join subject matter experts from the SBA Seattle District Office -- along with special guest speaker Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan -- at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 as they share information about various recovery fund programs available to empower small businesses to successfully move forward.

This free webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Small business resources available from the City of Seattle
  • Overview of and recent changes to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and application process
  • Overview of the Targeted Advance and Supplemental Advance grants still available for businesses in low-income areas
  • Tips for completing the application, including how to fill out required forms like the IRS 4506-T
  • Common application mistakes that lead to a decline, and how to avoid these
  • How and when to request reconsideration on a declined loan application, and what documentation to provide
  • Where to get help with your application

This event will be held virtually as a Microsoft Teams Live Event. Participants will have the ability to ask questions via the Q&A feature. The event will have closed captioning available in the following seven languages:

  1. English
  2. Chinese
  3. Filipino
  4. Korean
  5. Russian
  6. Spanish
  7. Vietnamese

Register Now

We Are Hiring! Apply by Nov. 12

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The Seattle District Office is looking for an experienced contracting professional who is passionate about helping small businesses grow in federal procurement.

As a Business s Opportunity Specialist in our Seattle or Spokane office, you will provide advice, counseling, and training to small businesses to educate and assist them with federal certifications, marketing to federal agencies, pursuing federal contracts, and managing a portfolio of 8(a) firms.

Apply Now

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Nov. 10

10 a.m. | Employer Guide to Workers' Rights

10:30 a.m.| Employer Incentive Programs: How to Apply for Reimbursement 

11 a.m. | How to Navigate SBA COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Programs

Thursday, Nov. 11

9 a.m. | QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know * 

10 a.m. | The Basics of Child Support for Employers

5:30 p.m. | Managing Your Business Financials for Profit

Friday, Nov. 12

9:30 a.m. | Tax Essentials for New and Existing Business Owners

Saturday, Nov. 3

 9 a.m. | Buying an Existing Business Step-by-Step

Monday, Nov. 15

1 p.m. | What to Know Before You Hire or Fire Your First Employee

Tuesday, Nov. 16

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Insurance Professional) * 

1 p.m. | Financial Basics for New Small Businesses 

Wednesday, Nov. 17 

8 a.m. | Accelerating Your Online Business 

10 a.m. | Marketing Part 1: Developing and Promoting Your Product or Service to Sell More

1:30 p.m. | Marketing Part 2: Pricing our Product or Service to Sell More & Get Online

2 p.m. | Get Started

Thursday, Nov. 18 

11 a.m. | How to Clarify Your Niche, Ideal Client Profile & Your Messaging 

1 p.m. | Pay Per Click Advertising - Or How Not to Lose Your Shirt on Google * 

5:30 p.m. | How to Hire Great Employees & Keep Them 

Friday, Nov. 19 

9 a.m. | Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses 

12:30 p.m. | Building a Formal Business Plan

Saturday, Nov. 20

9 a.m. | Successfully Starting a New Business

* SBA's participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

For more information about funding options for small businesses impacted by COVID-19:



Resources for Small Businesses

For more information about SBA resources to start, grow, and manage your business: 

Local Resource Guide


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