2021 Global Entrepreneurship Month Schedule

Nov. 28 – 30

Nov. 29: SizeUp - Washington's Online Business Intelligence Tool

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Presenter: Mario Ubalde, Director of Customer Success, SizeUp and Rick Villamil, R & R Real Estate Investments

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About this Course: Join us to learn more about how you can use SizeUp Washington to access the same type of business intelligence that large corporations use to optimize their decision-making. SizeUp Washington can help local businesses succeed by delivering powerful market research insights, at no cost.

Local businesses can access industry-specific and hyperlocal information to help them grow and make smarter decisions using Big Data analysis. The research is individually customized for your industry in your location. By using the SizeUp Washington local businesses can:

  • Get your business performance ranking compared to industry competitors
  • Discover potential customers, vendors, and better understand your competitive landscape
  • Optimize advertising to target ideal customer segments


Attendees will also have a special opportunity to go beyond just hypothetical examples. We will take a look at a real use case of a frozen yogurt store leveraging SizeUp Washington to help with expansion in the Pacific Northwest. We will also save time to answer your questions about SizeUp Washington, live, during the session.

Nov. 30: Beyond Google: Free Market Research at Your Library

Time: 10:00 -11:00 AM

Presenter: Jay Lyman, Librarian, The Seattle Public Library

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About the Course: Find out how to easily navigate databases available through your Library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Whatever stage your business is at, it’s vital to stay ahead of the competition. Information is key to success but can be expensive or time-consuming if you don’t know where to look. Find out how to easily navigate various databases available through your local library to help you make informed decisions in your business planning, marketing, site location and market analysis. Also, gain valuable information and insights to better understand local economic conditions, customers, and more.

About the Presenter: Jay Lyman is a librarian with The Seattle Public Library.  He works with a team of other librarians who are part of the Library to Business program, which guides people as they find the information and skills they need to succeed in business. He helps develop workshops, provides direct market research assistance for entrepreneurs, sets up a table at outreach events to spread the word about this business program, and much more. Jay also offers Beyond Google, a regular workshop that encourages people to conduct market research using library tools.

Nov. 30: Work Smarter, Not Harder - How to Systematically DO the Highest Value Activities in Your Business

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Presenter: David Finkel, CEO, Maui Mastermind®

Registration: https://spokane.score.org/event/work-smarter-not-harder-how-systematically-do-highest-value-activities-your

About the Course: Everyone knows they’re supposed to work “smarter” not harder, but how do you actually get yourself to do this with an overfull to-do list that goes on for pages?

In the face of competing demands for your time and attention we’ll bottom line the way to actually DO “working smarter”, not theoretically, but practically speaking, from an “in the trenches” perspective.

Join this webinar, presented by Wall Street Journal bestselling author of SCALE David Finkel, to learn tangible ways to implement this strategy into your business and make a difference today.

About the Presenter: A former Olympic-level athlete turned serial entrepreneur, David Finkel is the CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the world’s premier business coaching companies that has coached thousands of business owners to grow their companies and increase their owner independence.


Presented by: Spokane SCORE

Nov. 30: Create a Website that Engages

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presenter: Annmarie Gustafson, Mia Johnstone and Julia Lara

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About the Course: Most every business needs a website. But having a website that engages with visitors is key to helping you build your prospect base.  In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What is needed for easy navigation.
  • Techniques that will get your website to perform better.
  • How to integrate video and testimonials to showcase your brand.
  • How to create calls to action so you build your prospect base.

About the Presenters:

Annmarie Gustafson (Anna, for short) is an Olympia-based Web Designer; she holds a degree in Marketing with an emphasis on Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship. As a small business owner herself, she understands that your website needs to be an extension of you in order to build a relationship with your leads and clients alike.

Mia Johnstone is a Washington Small Business Development Center Advisor. She loves copywriting, customer relationships, solid branding, and beautiful photography. She has an MBA and serves Mason, Pacific and Grays Harbor County small businesses with Washington SBDC advising services.

Julia Lara is a Washington Small Business Development Center Advisor. Her primary areas of expertise are marketing, social media, and retail. She has 14 years of experience in specialty retail. She has an MBA and serves Spokane and surrounding Washington Counties.

Nov. 30: How to Develop Your Pivot Plan

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Presenter: Kelly Hill, CEO and Sales Optimization Expert, Sales Advisors of Florida

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About the Course: Markets change. Customers change. Competition changes. All companies get to the point where they need to think about positioning their product or service differently. Join me to learn how to effectively reposition your sales approach, also known as “pivoting.” You’ll take away a roadmap on how to develop your own pivot plan.


About the Presenter: Kelly Hill is the CEO and Sales Optimization Expert at Sales Advisors of Florida, a sales consulting firm focused on helping companies grow by building and managing high performing sales teams and by developing and executing sales strategies and winning sales messaging. Sales Advisors works with the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Thrive! Program and the System for Integrated Growth program provided by the Edward Lowe Foundation, and has consulted with several Washington State clients.