Virtual Advisor/SBDC Online Training

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Online training modules for Starting your Business, Managing Your Finances and Marketing that can be completed at your own pace.

Instructional Video Series

Videos, slides and handouts on the following

  • Business Planning
  • Getting a Business Loan
  • Financial Statements

Podcast Series

These podcast are designed to give you information on a wide variety of topics and are kept short, 3-5 minutes

Links to Online Small Business Training by other organizations:

Inclusion of training events by outside organizations is not an endorsement of their products by WSBDC or its resource partners.

SBA, ASBDC and other recorded at your own pace no cost general business training

SBA Online Small Business Training – Recorded Webinars and Videos: Start, Manage and Finance a Business, Government Contracting; Green Business; Disaster Preparedness; Record-keeping; Buy/Sell; Attracting Investors

SBIR STTR America’s Seed Fund by SBAThe mobile-compatible site allows you to learn about the program through a combination of videos and text. No registration is required – and all the courses are free.

Topics covered include the following:

  • Agency differences
  • Registration requirements
  • SBIR data rights
  • Accounting
  • How to find partners

SCORE Online workshops -Start-up, Business Plan, Finance, Disaster Recovery, Marketing, etc.

AARP webinars live and recorded include Starting a Business, Financing Your Business, Social Media 101, Q & A with mentors and Avoiding Frauds & Scams

ASBDC Blog – Marketing, Internet, Financial Solutions, etc.- Searchable – ASBDC Sponsor content

PASBDC – Business Continuity Recorded Webinars

Each webinar is between 16 to 26 minutes long. Viewers must register in order to watch the webinars, which include the following topics:

“The Cloud: Embracing the future of business” – Hear about the benefits and complexities of backing data on the cloud, selecting the most pertinent cloud service and considerations when shopping for a cloud provider.

“New markets: New opportunities” – Get the specifics of entering international, government, and online markets.

“Business continuity planning” – Learn the process of identifying potential business interruptions and ways of mitigating them to remain productive at all times.

“Marketing your business online” – Watch a detailed overview of establishing an online presence, including the concepts of building a website, search engine optimization and social media marketing and its platforms.

State and Federal Tax and Regulation Training

Washington Department of Revenue Online Workshops & Tutorials

New Business Tax Workshop
Other state tax videos

Safety & Health Courses
Plan and Pay Taxes

 Tutorials, Videos, Webinars on Demand and other Federal Tax Training Tools
Nine interactive lessons designed to help new small business owners learn their tax rights and responsibilities.
Webinars covering the latest changes in Tax Reform and more

Export Training

Technology Tools



SBA Podcast Course ‘Introduction to Franchising’

Washington State SBDC Franchising Resource Page – links to resources and upcoming SBDC Franchise training events