The 22nd annual Washington Small Business Fair, put on by the U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office and its local partners, takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Renton Technical College.
The event, also known as Biz Fair, is the longest-running volunteer- and government-run free event for small businesses in the state.
“It’s no longer enough for a small business owner to excel in providing their product or service – today’s small businesses must keep up with changing regulations, new marketing techniques, and a fast-paced global marketplace,” SBA Seattle District Director Kerrie Hurd said in a statement. “The Biz Fair Planning Committee does a great job of bringing together all the resources and technical content that today’s business owners need on one day in one place.”
Biz Fair consists of a resource center — a place where government agencies, trade organizations, and nonprofits present their small business support services to participants — and a series of 90-minute business seminars.
This year’s seminars include new topics, like how to run a successful food truck, 3-D printing for small businesses, and managing the online reputation of a business. Co-CEO of Mud Bay, Lars Wulff, will also give a keynote speech about his “Blue Ocean Strategy.”
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.bizfair.org.