Leading Professionals Host Online Sessions to Drive New Business Creation and Inspire Entrepreneurship Statewide
OLYMPIA, WA – As Washington State crosses the pandemic stage, a record number of entrepreneurs are starting their own businesses. Compared to 2020, new business start-ups increased 19.8% statewide, from 55,539 as of October last year to 69,301 new businesses this year. (US Census Bureau Business Training Dashboard).
With that in mind, the Washington State Department of Commerce is once again focusing on entrepreneurs in the state, offering a wide selection of free online workshops and sessions as part of the celebration of Global Month. this year’s Entrepreneurship Award (GEM).
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed November Global Entrepreneurship Month in Washington to launch the GEM month-long series. Global Entrepreneurship Month will cover a wide range of topics designed to address the significant challenges businesses face today and in the years to come as owners rebuild, recover and restart.
“Entrepreneurship is one of the important tools at our disposal to ensure a broad and fair economic recovery that leaves no one behind,” said Lisa Brown, Director of Commerce. “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 meeting World International Entrepreneurship Week celebration (8-14 November 2021). Over the years, the department has co-hosted and coordinated over 300 in-person and online events. With public safety in mind, Commerce has decided to only host online sessions again this year. Leading experts from state and federal agencies and the private sector will teach the free online sessions.
“The Spokane Community College Kick-off Academy and Kick-off Lab are delighted to participate and host two live webinars and share our expertise during Global Entrepreneurship Month 2021. Last year has been a great one. experience for me as an entrepreneur and educator to engage with budding and experienced entrepreneurs. from several locations across the state. We look forward to presenting entrepreneurial strategies again in November, ”said Michael Allen, Start Up Academy and Launch Lab, director of Spokane Community College and serial entrepreneur.
“I am excited to lead two live webinar presentations during the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Month 2021 in November. Presenting last year was a rich and rewarding experience that brought together engaging entrepreneurs from across Washington State to learn best practices. It’s always great to share business growth strategies with entrepreneurs to help their business succeed. said Daryl Murrow, CEO of Coach DMac, Entrepreneur and ScaleUp Master Facilitator.
View the full list of World 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.
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