Information Session

Are you ready for business? The first step in joining our programs is to attend an Information Session.

Ready to launch or grow your business?

Join us at a free Information Session to learn more about Ventures’ small business programs. You’ll receive an overview of our robust toolkit of support including course offerings, free and unlimited business coaching, financial services, business incubators, and more. The information session is also the first step to learn how to apply to the Ventures program. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to apply for our cornerstone eight-week Business Basics Course that teaches you the fundamental principles of developing and running a business. The Business Basics Course is the entry point into the Ventures program that sets the foundation for your participation in all Ventures programs.

Topics Include

  • Overview of Ventures’ programs and services
  • Community resources available to help you grow your business
  • Networking with other business owners

Participation Requirements

  • Live in Washington State (note: Ventures does not ask about immigration status)
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have an independent, for-profit business idea or existing business
    • Multi-level marketing (i.e. Avon, Mary Kay, etc.) or non-profit business models are not eligible
  • Have a clear and focused business idea, or existing business
  • Have experience relevant to your business industry
  • Have an open mindset to different ideas and perspectives
  • Have the ability to attend a minimum of 7 of the 8 classes and graduation
  • Meet Ventures’ income eligibility requirements for your household size
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Sign Up for the Next Information Session!

The information session is the first step in learning how Ventures can support your business idea or existing business through our unique and comprehensive model of business development services. This session also provides instructions on how to apply for the Basic Business Course, a nine-week program that prepares you to successfully launch or grow your business.

Registration is now open for our Summer Business Basics Course Information Session in Seattle! The summer session and Business Basics Course will be held in-person at the Ventures Seattle office building (2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144). The information session will be on Tuesday, June 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Click here to register for the June 25 Information Session. 

Summer 2024 Business Basics Course Details: 

  • Dates: Tuesdays, July 9-September 3 
  • Time: 6:00-9:00 pm 
  • Format & Location: In-person in South Seattle: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, 98144 
  • There are eligibility requirements and an application process to participate. Register for the information sesson above to learn how to apply.
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En español: Inscríbase en la próxima sesión informativa

La sesión de informativa es el primer paso para aprender cómo Ventures puede respaldar su idea de negocio o negocio existente a través de nuestro modelo integral y único de servicios de desarrollo empresarial. Esta sesión también proporciona instrucciones de cómo solicitar al Curso Básico de Negocios, un programa de nueve semanas que le prepara para lanzar o crecer su negocio con éxito.  

La próxima sesión informativa para el Curso Básico de Negocios de Ventures en español será en junio o julio 2024, y la inscripción se abrirá pronto. Por favor, apúntese en nuestra lista de interesados para recibir notificación en cuanto la inscripción este abierta. Haga clic aquí para apuntarse en la lista. ¡Muchas gracias!