Business 101

Business 101 Class Series 2018

  • Date: 4th Wed of Every Month
  • Time: 12-1
  • Location: Puyallup Sumner Library

Bring your lunch and prepare to learn something useful about Your Business!
The Business 101 Series is a new version of our business education program. It’s designed to help you be more effective as a business owner, especially if you are new to the world of entrepreneurship. As a member you can attend one or all of the courses depending on your current business needs. Members who purchase the package of all 10 courses will receive the 25% discount. Click the Chamber Events tab above to Register!


Jan 24, 2018
Leveraging the Library – Taught by Megan Dazey of the Library
Research customer demographics, check out your competition, and take Microsoft courses…FREE!

Feb 28, 2018
Strategic Planning – Taught by Sarah Joy of Top Shelf Business Consulting
Preliminary class for writing business & marketing plans. Get a clear picture of how to define your company’s best strategy. Design customized steps to implement the strategy in your business.

Mar 28, 2018
Pricing Models for a Successful Business – Small Business Administration
Learn how to set prices, calculate costs, assess competitors and much more.

Apr 25, 2018
Write a Business Plan – Dave Robbs of Poyeho Project
Learn the basics of putting together a business plan and start or improve your existing business plan.

May 23, 2018
Social Marketing – Sarah Joy of Top Shelf and Tiffany Miller of Drain-Pro
We’ll start with the basics of social media and segmentation.

June 27, 2018
Media 101 – Michelle Strom of Strom Media
Learn about Media beyond social media, marketing trends and research, and budgeting.

July 25, 2018
Write a Marketing Plan – Small Business Administration
This course takes the work we have done in the last two courses and compiles them into the overall plan, that is then added to your overall professional business plan.

Aug 22, 2018
Testing Your Plan Against the Market – TBD
Learn how to analyze all that data and understand if your marketing efforts are working.

Oct 24, 2018
Leadership Basics – Taught by David Prestin of Next Callings
Learn about the fundamentals of leadership that inspire others to work for you or with you.

Nov 28, 2018
Finalizing Your Plan – SBA
The final class is an opportunity for you to bring your completed plan with all the pieces and have an expert review it and give you any final recommendations. This is especially important for those seeking funding from a lending source.

Price Per Class: $50
Purchase the Business 101 Class Package and receive 25% off: $375