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National Safety Month


June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council declared June as National Safety Month in 1996, to spread awareness of safety hazards and unintentional injuries for industrial workers of the United States.

In Honor of National Safety Month, the SBA works to bring awareness to national and local resources available to small businesses to create and maintain safe work environments. Take a look at some useful resources here:

Small Business Summer School

Summer is around the corner, are you ready for Summer School?

Are you new to business or need to brush up on your skills? Whether you’re looking to start a small business or expand your current one, summer is a great time to get started! Take advantage of SBA’s free digital learning platform for everything you need to educate yourself on entrepreneurial best practices and available financing options.

Get Started Today


How to prepare for wildfires


Are you prepared for wildfire season?


Unfortunately, for some areas of our district, summer season can also mean wildfire season. The Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC) reported more than 1.5 million acres affected by wildfires in Washington and Oregon in 2021, in what was one of the hottest and driest years on record. Prepare your business, your home, and yourself with these tips, and stay up to date with SBA recovery resources if you find yourself in a declared disaster area.





LGBTQ+ Small Business Growth via Federal and Corporate Contracting

Thursday, June 16

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


SBA district offices from Seattle, Houston and Nashville will be teaming up to bring you a webinar on growing your small business through federal and corporate contracting. The program will feature a presentation from Alicia Greene, Supplier Diversity Director for the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, on LGBT Business Enterprise® certification. In collaboration with the Seattle LGBT Chamber, Houston LGBT Chamber and Nashville LGBT Chamber, the event will take place virtually and be free to attend. Visit the link below for more information and registration. 

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upcoming events

Thursday, June 2

11:00 a.m. | Are you Ready to Start a Business?

4:00 p.m. | Your Business Journey: Business Planning to Launch and Grow

6:00 p.m. | ASPIRE: Demystifying Entrepreneurship for Military Spouses

Friday, June 3

1:00 p.m. |Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising

1:00 p.m. | Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising 

2:00 p.m. | Your Business Journey: Get Started!

Monday, June 6

1:00 p.m. | Financial Basics For New Small Businesses

Tuesday, June 7

9:00 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Banking Professional)

1:00 p.m. | What to Know Before You Hire Your First Employee

Thursday, June 9

11:00 a.m. | How to Write a Business Plan

1:00 p.m. | Your Marketing Roadmap – Get in the Marketing Mindset

Monday, June 13

1:00 p.m. | Top Automation Tools and Technology for Small Businesses

Tuesday, June 14

9:00 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Tax Professional)

Thursday, June 16

8:30 a.m. | LGBTQ+ Small Business Growth via Federal and Corporate Contracting

9:00 a.m. | Marketing 1: Developing & Promoting Your Product or Service

12:00 p.m. | Creating a Brand for your Business

1:00 p.m. | Marketing 2: Pricing Your Product or Service to Sell & Get Online

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

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