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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Accounting for Startups

$99 Scholarships are available

Business resiliency and success are created with a strong accounting platform. For most business owners accounting is the least favorite business activity. It is, unfortunately, the most important. This course will guide you step by step through setting up and maintaining a strong accounting system.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Accounting for Startups

Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Branding and Marketing for Startups

$99 Scholarships are available.

Learn how to create your brand, identify your target market and select the right marketing tools. Branding and Marketing for Startups presents a simple and straight forward system for developing a successful marketing strategy.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Branding and Marketing for Startups

Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Business Plan Writing for Startups

BEST is listed at $249, but cost for the program is based on location. Scholarship funding offered when available.

BEST was developed to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business while writing a business plan at the same time.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Business Plan Writing for Startups

Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Structures and Licenses for Startups

Learn how to choose the right legal structure for your startup, form that legal structure, and obtain the required business licenses. BEST-Structures and Licenses for Startups is a $99 course. Scholarships are available.

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Business Enterprise Startup Training (BEST)-Structures and Licenses for Startups

Business Resource Hotline

Free Business Resource Hotline. Just call the number during business hours (M-F 9:30 am - 3:30 pm PST) and a live person will assist you with your questions and direct you to current resources available in Washington State..

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Business Resource Hotline

City of Lacey Business Startup Training

Scholarship for $750 Training Value

The City of Lacey in partnership with the Thurston EDC Center for Business & Innovation is offering scholarships for Business Startup Training.‍

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City of Lacey Business Startup Training

City of Olympia Business Growth and Startup Support

The City of Olympia provides scholarships and grant funding for many of the programs of the Center for Business & Innovation for existing businesses and startups in Olympia.

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City of Olympia Business Growth and Startup Support

Green Business Startup Training

$99 Scholarships are Available.

Green Business Startup Training is a course tailored to the unique aspects of starting an environmentally responsible/friendly business.

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Green Business Startup Training

Intro to Business Startup

Intro to Business is available at no cost for all residents of Washington state.

This no cost course is intended to help get you started on the right path for your entrepreneurial journey. It will present 8 steps for you to take to start your business.

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Intro to Business Startup

Quick Startup Program

Approved applicants will receive a $1500 grant to cover cost of the training and annual E-Commerce subscription fee.

Do you have a product or service you're ready to sell online? Quick Startup will set you up with the tools and technical training to build and launch your online storefront!

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Quick Startup Program