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

This SEAP-approved online program is designed to help you start your business.

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

Engage and interact in our newly restructured self-paced virtual program 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.

Scholarships are available for this course. Please email to request a scholarship application prior to registration.

Welcome to our startup training course package! Take all four of our Business Startup Training Courses at a discounted price.

This 6-month self paced virtual package 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!)

The package includes: 

  • Business Structures & Licenses for Startups Learn how to choose the right legal structure for your startup, form that legal structure, and obtain the required business licenses.
  • Accounting for Startups: Business resiliency and success are created with a strong accounting platform. For most business owners accounting is their least favorite business activity. It is, unfortunately, the most important. This course will guide you step by step through setting up and maintaining a strong accounting system.
  • Branding & Marketing for Startups: Learn how to create your brand, identify your target market and select the right marketing tools. Branding and Marketing for Startups presents a simple and straightforward system for developing a successful marketing strategy.
  • Business Plan Writing for Startups: Developed to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business while writing a business plan at the same time.
  • Intellectual Property for Startups: Learn how trademarks, copyrights, and patents can help you protect businesses brand and intellectual property.

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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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