Month: November 2020

Eviction Resolution Program Begins

The Washington State Superior Court Judges’ Association (SCJA) work group in partnership with the state Office of Civil Legal Aid has created a new eviction resolution program to assist both tenants and landlords with resolving eviction and housing issues when our State’s eviction moratorium is lifted.

Six superior courts in Clark, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston counties are piloting the program beginning this week.  Hopefully, the chance for both landlords and tenants to meet with the help of a free, neutral mediator will reduce the number of regular evictions filed in these counties.

For more information, see the program’s web site here.

 

Navigating the New Normal — Virtual Washington State Biz Fair on 11/10/2020

Washington State’s 24th Annual Biz Fair is going virtual.  Current and aspiring small business owners in Washington State are encouraged to attend this all-day online event to learn about all aspects of small business management, including human resources best practices, packaging and pricing services, selling online and the basics of contracts and leases.

Among the many speakers at the event, Jay Lyman, one of the business information experts from Seattle Public Library, will discuss how to use the many free databases available from public libraries to gather data to help you make informed decisions about business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis.

For more information, visit the Biz Fair site and/or reach out via email to info@bizfair.org or simply call 206-235-8249.

FREE Online Business Development Training

The Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a network of business development experts working in communities across Washington State to help entrepreneurs or small business owners start, grow or buy/sell a business.

SBDC offers a variety of free e-Learning business development webinars covering such topics as business planning, financial management, marketing basics and business growth.  Many are geared toward providing COVID-19 support and strategy information.  Access is free and unlimited so you can attend as many e-Learning sessions as you need.