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Elevate NW Conference 2021 Bundle

The theme of this year’s Elevate NW Conference is Small Business, Big Picture. This conference we will be focusing on lifting up from the day to day operations of your business and spend some time learning how to build your community of people who will support you and help solve some of your small business challenges.

Here, you can register for the Elevate NW Conference 2021 Bundle, which includes all four sessions in the series. Plus, non-members get a discounted rate!

Bundle Includes:

How To Build Your Support Team
April 29, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 PM

Maximizing Your Support Network
May 6, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 PM

Mastermind Group
May 13, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Keynote Conversation with Doug Baldwin Jr.
May 20, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

About the Program:

The Chamber’s Elevate NW Conference is dedicated to the growth and success of small businesses in the Seattle metro region. From solopreneurs to companies that employ tens of thousands of people, we all play a role in building relationships that create an environment where small businesses can continue to flourish and innovate.

Elevate NW Series: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Do you sometimes feel like a fraud? Well you are not alone…

Imposter Syndrome is a psychological trait where people feel like they don’t deserve their accomplishments. Internally they feel like a fraud, or they worry that one day someone will find out that they are not good enough.

Small business owners can wrestle with feelings of worth, achievement and self-esteem. No matter how successful business owners are on the outside or how much external evidence there is of their skills or competence, they can feel as though their success is not enough.

Our next Elevate NW Series will explore Imposter Syndrome. Specifically, we will look at the following:

  • Some common traits of imposter syndrome such as self-doubt, overachieving and attributing your success to external factors.
  • Explore the different types of “Imposters” such as The Perfectionist, The Superhero and The Soloist.
  • Learn some valuable skills to bring into balance the authentic you that deserves to enjoy your success.

Leading this webinar will be Micha Goebig. Micha is a life & leadership coach, speaker, published author, and owner of a boutique communication agency for the German luxury car industry. She launched Go Big Coaching to guide her clients through the process of unlearning what holds them back, so that they can rewrite the rules and change the world, one company, one community, one boardroom at a time. Originally from Germany, Micha received her master’s degree from the University of Munich.

Understanding the Options for Financing Your Small Business

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup425, the King County Library System, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of online seminars focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from business plan preparation to financing, marketing, and networking. Making adaptations to address the economic conditions created by COVID-19 will be highlighted.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of the startup process, and participants may choose to attend one, multiple, or all sessions, depending on individual needs and interests.

Participants will exit the series with the skills and tools necessary to start or grow a business. They will be furnished with information on the resources available to assist in further refining business plans and strategies, pitching to financing partners, marketing a product or service, and building a support system of peers and mentors.

Options for Financing Your Small Business (Tuesday, March 30 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.).

Understanding How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup425, the King County Library System, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of online seminars focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from business plan preparation to financing, marketing, and networking. Making adaptations to address the economic conditions created by COVID-19 will be highlighted.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of the startup process, and participants may choose to attend one, multiple, or all sessions, depending on individual needs and interests.

Participants will exit the series with the skills and tools necessary to start or grow a business. They will be furnished with information on the resources available to assist in further refining business plans and strategies, pitching to financing partners, marketing a product or service, and building a support system of peers and mentors.

How Marketing Can Help You Launch Your Small Business (Tuesday, March 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.).

Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup425, the King County Library System, and seasoned professionals from SCORE for a series of online seminars focused on bringing your ideas to reality, from business plan preparation to financing, marketing, and networking. Making adaptations to address the economic conditions created by COVID-19 will be highlighted.

Each session will focus on a different aspect of the startup process, and participants may choose to attend one, multiple, or all sessions, depending on individual needs and interests.

Participants will exit the series with the skills and tools necessary to start or grow a business. They will be furnished with information on the resources available to assist in further refining business plans and strategies, pitching to financing partners, marketing a product or service, and building a support system of peers and mentors.

Small Business Planning with the Lean Canvas (Tuesday, March 16 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.).

New PPP Rules Change Briefing for Black + African-American Small Business Owners

Join us for an exclusive conversation with leaders at the Small Business Administration on new changes to the Paycheck Protection Program, and what tools and resources are available to help America’s small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Disclaimer: Cosponsorship Authorization # 21-0501-14: The SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 24 hours in advance of this event; please contact Judette Crosbie at Judette.Crosbie@sba.gov with subject header ACCOMMODATION REQUEST. For assistance with registration or other technical difficulties, please contact Stephan Jordan at stephan@publicprivatestrategies.com.

Ask the Experts PPP Webinar

Ask the Experts PPP Webinar
Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 1:30 – 3:00pm

Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__dYItsFkRwCJlt1C4x9KIw

Don’t miss our inaugural Ask the Experts Webinar designed to help get the answers you need to maximize the $284 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loan opportunity. Our featured experts include representatives from the SBA and SBDC along with regional lenders from Business Impact NW and Banner Bank.

This will be an interactive Q&A session that will provide you the opportunity to get answers to ALL of your questions — you may post your questions in advance when registering, in addition to interacting with our experts via the online Q&A, and asking your questions live.

For more information on the PPP forgivable loan opportunity please view the recap from last week’s webinar that includes links to the recording, slides and resources at https://tinyurl.com/ERH-PPP.

NOTE: the special two-week window instituted last week by the Biden-Harris Administration which directs lender to only accept PPP applications from organizations with fewer than 20 employees ends next Tuesday, March 9th at 2pm (PST). You may still apply after this time period with the final PPP deadline set for Wednesday, March 31st.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please register to receive a link to the on-demand video recording and a transcript of the Q&A.

Speakers:

Kristina Hudson
Executive Director
OneRedmond

Joel Nania
Manager – Seattle District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Janie Sacco
Marketing & Outreach Specialist – Seattle District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Steve Burke
Western Washington Regional Manager
Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Walter McLaughlin
Senior Vice President & SBA Manager
Banner Bank

Roland Chaiton
Sr Vice President, Sr. Loan Officer & Director Strategic Initiatives
Business Impact NW

SBA Round 2 COVID-19 Relief and PPP Application

Description:
New Coronavirus relief provisions were signed into law on December 27th, 2020. This training webinar will cover key elements of the legislation with a focus on the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loans) and the application process:

Covered:

SBA Debt relief and other programs
EIDL & EIDL Advance
Special lending accessibility in the new legislation for certain businesses
Update on how and where to apply for a new or additional PPP
Allowed uses for the PPP loans
Eligibility for the PPP, how to prepare and work with your lender
Key improvements and changes to the PPP
Preparation for loan forgiveness
Where to get additional help
Technical assistance providers for bi-lingual and underserved small businesses are encouraged to attend.

Q and A will be covered as time allows.

This webinar will be repeated bi-weekly as needed.

Presenters:

Steve Burke, Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor

Janie Sacco, Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Seattle District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Mark Costello, Deputy District Director, Seattle District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
Instructions:
A Zoom link for the webinar will be sent prior to the event to those who register.

Our Zoom security protocols now require each participant have a Zoom account and be signed into their account from their computer or mobile device. https://zoom.us/

Fuel the Dragon

Show your support for Redmond businesses by playing “Fuel the Dragon” – Redmond’s Passport Game. By ordering food and shopping at Redmond’s restaurant and retail shops between February 26th – March 26th, you will earn stamps that could win you prizes!

A minimum purchase of $10.00 at any of the listed Redmond establishments will earn you a stamp on your “passport.” Collect five stamps for each entry! If you forgot to get a stamp or you visited any Redmond restaurant or retail establishment not on the list, save and submit your receipt in lieu of a stamp!

Download your passport here!

SBA Celebrates Black History Month

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-celebrates-black-history-month-registration-141213424153.

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a panel discussion with Black business owners as they share their small business stories and how they pivoted during the pandemic and utilized SBA’s critical financial lifelines.

You will also hear remarks from US Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03), member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

This webinar will be recorded.