Join Us for this SCORE Workshop for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses!

"Successfully Starting a New Business"

 November 26th in Tacoma, WA


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST
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McFerran Law (Classroom) 
3906 74th St S
Tacoma, WA 98409

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Terry Snyder 
South Sound/Tacoma SCORE 
Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Is your business able to conduct its affairs legally in Washington? Do you have the right insurance? What funding is available to launch your business? If you’re asking yourself any of these questions, you need to attend this workshop for start-up businesses in Washington!


This workshop will give you the skills to take those first critical steps in starting a successful business:

  • Understand the different business entities and choose the best one for your business.
  • Understand how to properly license your business in Washington state.
  • Select the correct insurance for your business.
  • Understand the options for financing your business.
  • Perform basic research on your new business and customers.

First, we review what you need to know about setting up your business with the best legal entity.  Whether you choose a sole proprietor, LLC or other entity, we will help you understand how to get the right business licenses along with understanding the state and federal taxes you need to manage. 

 Understanding how to protect your business and yourself with the correct business insurance is critical.  You’ll learn about the various commercial insurance available and we’ll help you determine what’s best for you. 

 We’ll describe to you various financing options for your business, and then show you how to apply for the financing that makes sense for you.    

 Finally, you’ll learn the skills you need to research your business idea, customers and competitors.  


   Jeff Freedman

Jeff Freedman graduated from Oregon State University in 1978 with a degree in Business Administration-Finance Concentration. Jeff worked for several large companies until 1995 when he started his own business dealing with commercial dispute resolution. In 1999, Jeff and his brother purchased a very small mom-and-pop retail appliance store in Seattle with four employees. Jeff’s responsibilities included finance and marketing. He retired in 2015, leaving the store to his brother and son. Jeff joined SCORE immediately thereafter specializing in small business mentoring with a focus again on finance, marketing and business operations.