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What Can SBA Do for You in 2024?

Wednesday Webinars are free, weekly trainings to introduce you to the wide variety of programs and resources offered by the SBA to help small businesses start, grow, and succeed. Each week, the Seattle District team will feature a new topic including introductions to our technical assistance Resource Partners, overview of SBA loan programs, federal contracting programs and certifications, and resources for small business exporting.

View the 2024 calendar.

Upcoming January Topics

Wednesday, January 3 | Contracting: Capability Statement and Elevator PitchThe capabilities statement is an essential business tool, especially when marketing your company to government agencies. Join us for this upcoming webinar and learn how to develop a strong capabilities statement and elevator pitch to effectively market your firm as a contractor or subcontractor, including how to introduce who you are and what you do. More info

Wednesday, January 10 | Loan Programs: Funding a Business AcquisitionJoin staff from the Seattle District SBA office to learn how SBA-backed loans may be utilized for the acquisition, in full or in part, of an existing business. More info

Wednesday, January 17 | Contracting - HUBZone Contracting Program

The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. Join us this week to learn about program eligibility, certification process and program benefits to small businesses. More info

Wednesday, January 24 | Are You Ready to Export? Meet the Washington SBDCThe Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of more than 30 expert business advisors working in communities across the state to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow or buy/sell a business. SBDC International Trade Certified Business Advisors are NASBITE Certified Global Business Professionals, ready to help you access the world of international trade. More info

New to SBA? Start Here

Whether you are new to small business, or new to the SBA, this monthly webinar provides a general overview of SBA programs for small businesses. Learn how the SBA supports small businesses at every stage, how to access these programs, and how to get int ouch withe your local SBA staff. This free webinar takes place once a month, on the third Tuesday.