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OneEastside SPARK Marketing Advising

Need help promoting your business? OneEastside SPARK can help! Daphne Leblanc, our Marketing Business Advisor works with organizations throughout East King County, providing actionable steps for them to reach their goals. Find out which social media platform might be a good fit for your organization by taking the quiz here.  
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Fill out this form and make a (virtual) appointment.

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OneEastside SPARK Accounting and Tax Advising

OneEastside SPARK is sponsoring accounting advising services for East King County small businesses and non-profits to help them navigate COVID-19 relief options. SPARK is sponsoring up to two hours per company with a Clark Nuber CPA. To sign up, please fill out the form listed below, or contact Samantha Paxton at samanthap@oneeastside.org.  
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Fill out this form and our staff will follow up with you within 48 hours.

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OneEastside Small Business Advising

Shawn Palmer is an SBDC Business Advisor with OneRedmond and OneEastside. Shawn meets with current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to assist in tackling the fun challenges of business growth and resilience. Shawn combines strong analytics with creative problem-solving; skills honed as a decorated Naval officer. He operated his own financial advising firm for nearly 20 years, and taught creative writing to fourth graders. (Haiku, anyone?) He has been an accredited Small Business Consultant since December 2019; and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from Central Washington University (2001) and Masters Degree in Management and Leadership from WGU (2020). Areas of specialization
  • Customer Segments
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Personal Selling / Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Financial Literacy
  • Management and Leadership
  • Veteran / Military Programs
SBDC provides in-depth, confidential, no cost customized one-on one business advising, business training and advisor assisted market intelligence. Learn more here.
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Management Consulting Services

  • Board development
  • Meeting or retreat facilitation
  • Communications planning
  • Organizational development, and more.
Some services are provided by our staff consultants and others are provided on a sliding-scale fee basis using consultants who are members of our Executive Service Corps. With more than 500 service corps members, most with nonprofit experience, there is almost no area where we cannot find the expertise you need. While our Information & Referral help, including many online resources, is free, there are fees for most 501 Commons services. For many management consulting services, we charge on a sliding scale, helping make services affordable to organizations of all sizes.
Instructions:

Fill out the Request for Assistance Form here https://www.501commons.org/services/request-for-assistance-form.

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Seattle Business Education Hub

Seattle Business Education Hub is a business development and resource center (located in Bellevue) whose mission is focused on assisting women, minorities, veterans and other business owners in the startup or growth stage with financial literacy training and small business education. No cost, one-on-one advising is available to organizations located in the City of Bellevue.
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Women’s Business Center

Business coaching sessions can be held in-person, over the phone, or via video conferencing. Coaching help may include:
  • navigating the startup process
  • creating a business plan and financials
  • funding options unique to your circumstances
  • drafting loan packages and presentation for potential lenders and investors
  • identifying new growth opportunities in your existing business
  • managing business profitability
  • discovering additional learning opportunities
  • connecting to community resources
Entrepreneurship can be daunting and challenging, and this is why each session with a business coach are uniquely tailored to your needs. We are here to help breakdown overwhelming tasks into manageable milestones and deadlines. While coaches can help with a wide variety of business topics they cannot provide tax or legal advice, do bookkeeping for you, or write your business plan for you. Learn more here.
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