January 5, 2023

2023 Quick Startup HER Commerce

As the new year begins so do new aspirations and goals. If you are considering starting or elevating your business we are here with the support and resources you need! The Quick Startup HER Commerce program is designed for women-owned businesses that have a product or service that can be sold online. Our trainers from Varial Web Development will begin by walking you through setting up your social media and a Facebook Shop. You will then work with the team from TheWMarketplace to set up your own seller site on their e-commerce platform and join hundreds of other women-owned businesses around the world.

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December 6, 2022

Shop Local at the Holiday Maker’s Market Hosted by the Lacey MakerSpace in Partnership with the Washington Center for Women in Business

The holiday season is upon us again, and for most of us that means finding the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Our local business owners are an endless source of creative and unique products that your friends and family will love! Shopping local is even more convenient this year with the Holiday Maker’s Market, featuring 23 local vendors in one place. This free event will be held at the Lacey MakerSpace on the Saint Martin’s University campus on December 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the support of the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB). Prizes, refreshments, activities, and more await shoppers as they explore our finest local vendors from Thurston County and beyond!

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October 26, 2022

Have You Seen the Latest in Social Media

Check out The New York Time's latest social media report.

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September 21, 2022

Online e-Commerce Training Program! Quick Startup HER Commerce City of Olympia Fall Session

Have you ever wanted to have your own online shop but aren't sure where to start? We have the perfect program for you! The Quick Startup HER Commerce City of Olympia Fall Session begins October 31, 2022. With a $1500 scholarship and a team of professionals to support you every step of the way you will complete the course with a Facebook Online Shop and e-Commerce Seller Site on TheWMarketplace.

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September 14, 2022

2022 Holiday Makers Market at the Lacey MakerSpace

The Washington Center for Women in Business and the Lacey MakerSpace have teamed up to bring the community a Holiday Makers Market! We are seeking vendors and shoppers!

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July 12, 2022

Thurston Talk Features WCWB's Quick Startup Program with Upcoming Pop Up Event

With ever-changing technology and shifts in the digital age, many small businesses are looking for ways to break into online sales and service. E-commerce can be a challenging method to tackle alone, which is why the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB) developed and launched Quick Start Up: HER Commerce Edition. To celebrate the efforts of the most recent cohort, the WCWB is presenting the first ever Pop Up, where the program graduates can showcase their products and services in person. This free community event will be held at Drip Espresso Bar on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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April 19, 2022

Get Inspired at the 6th Annual Washington Center for Women in Business INSPIRE Virtual Women’s Business Conference

INSPIRE attracts many wonderful and devoted businesses as sponsors, including returning gold sponsor Washington State Employee’s Credit Union (WSECU). WSECU Community Engagement Program Manager Linsey Lee has seen the amazing impact and benefits of this event and is thrilled to see it returning for another year. “The INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference brings woman together to build connections, gain insights and ideas, and, as aptly titled, inspire one another. It is our pleasure to support this conference and help women reach their goals and celebrate their success. Because when women succeed, everyone succeeds.” WSECU is truly proud to support this conference and through this the continued efforts of the WCWB and the Thurston Economic Development Council.

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March 1, 2022

Free In-Person Tax Preparation Service

It's that time of the year! Tax time!

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November 17, 2021

Thurston Economic Development Council and Center for Business & Innovation Annual Expo

The economic development organizations of five counties will focus on workforce development and education as the future of economic development —at this year’s Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo, Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Great Wolf Lodge.

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October 29, 2021

Global Entrepreneurship Month

Join us this November for Global Entrepreneurship Month with a special feature of Let's Talk Business with Jenefeness Tucker. Learn more about Jenefess by reading more.

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August 30, 2021

The WCWB & TheWMarketplace Congratulate Quick Startup: HER-Commerce Graduates!

Congratulations to the graduates of our first ever Quick Startup: HER-Commerce Edition training! We are so thrilled and proud of each and every woman that completed the program and launched their new seller’s site on TheWMarketplace. 

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June 24, 2021

Introducing Quick Startup: HER-Commerce Edition!

A new training and e-commerce platform design program in partnership with TheWMarketplace.

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