In recognition of Global Entrepreneurship Month in November, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced it is offering free online workshops and sessions for small businesses.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the important tools at our disposal to ensure a broad and fair economic recovery that leaves no one behind,” said Director of Commerce Lisa Brown in a press release. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, being a primary source of jobs that strengthen communities and create thriving local economies. Global Entrepreneurship Month exposes residents to the idea of starting and running their own business and provides them with essential skills to increase their chances of success.
This is the seventh year that the Ministry of Commerce will lead the state’s participation in events organized by the annual celebration of World Entrepreneurship Week (November 8-14). Over the years, the department has co-hosted and coordinated over 300 in-person and online events. In the interest of public safety, Commerce has decided to host online sessions only this year. Experts from state and federal agencies and the private sector will teach the free online sessions.
Click on here for the full list of Global Entrepreneurship Month events.
Entrepreneurs may also wish to consult Entrepreneurs Academy, a series of 11 courses covering everything from ideation to avoiding common mistakes in starting a business.
Compared to 2020, new business start-ups increased 19.8% statewide, from 55,539 in October last year to 69,301 new businesses this year, according to the US Census Bureau Business Training Dashboard.