Business Enterprise Startup (B.E.S.T)

This SEAP-approved online course is designed to help you write a well-structured business plan.

It's time to lay the foundation for the business of your dreams.

Engage and interact in our newly restructured self-paced virtual class taught by an experienced business professional. This course is approved self-employment training through the Washington State Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP). Included in the course is a business plan workbook, recorded webinars, business start-up resources, and six months of free access to Live Plan Business Plan Application.


Are you ready to write your business plan? We're ready to help you succeed.

This 6-month self paced virtual course is ideal for you if:

  • You are serious about starting your business and want to understand every step of the process.
  • You need to write a strong business plan to qualify for financing or other purposes
  • You are looking for an approved Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) provider through Washington State Employment Security Department
  • You are looking for an Eligible Training Provider (ETP) approved education program through CareerBridge
  • Your are ready to learn from a flexible location (course is live but webinar based, so you may attend from home, work, coffee shops, or anywhere!)

Meet Your Instructor

Sean Moore, PhD
Director of the Center for Business and Innovation

Before joining the WCWB as a Business Coach, and growing into Program Manager for the Center for Business & Innovation Sean spent seven years teaching a wide variety of management and marketing courses at the collegiate level. Additionally, Sean has nine years of retail management experience and has spent a total of eighteen years working in the retail sector with specialized experience in the action sports and outdoor industries. Five years of his experience was working in a world class customer service environment.

In his various retail positions Sean gained proficiency in social media marketing, integrated marketing, visual merchandising and inventory control. In 2012 he completed a Ph.D. in Organizational Change and Development at Southern Cross University.  He conducted research in relation to environmentally responsible organizations, knowledge management and environmental performance.

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