Community Business Calendar
The Kitsap Peninsula has a vibrant business community. See the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce events calendar for other business events to grow your skills and opportunities.
Hear the Heartbeat
The Heartbeat of Kitsap Podcast engages in meaningful dialogue and professional development on relevant business topics. By interviewing business leaders and leadership experts from Kitsap and the surrounding areas to support you in growing your own business, strengthening your leadership skills, and building community. The podcast also highlights the value of living and working on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula. Take a listen!
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Economic Development Assistance
Through a partnership of business and government, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) focuses on attracting investment and pursuing jobs through retention, expansion, and recruitment of primary businesses.
KEDA provides free customized services to primary business clients on challenges related to:
- Market Research and Analysis
- Site Selection
- Government Bidding and Contracting
- Capital Formation
- Workforce Hiring and Training
- Taxes, Regulations and Permitting
- Advanced Manufacturing and Industry Certifications
- B2B and G2B Referral Networking
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Small Business Development
Kitsap Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers in-depth, confidential, no-cost business assistance. SBDC primary services include customized one-on-one advising designed to assist business owners and managers in making better business decisions to grow and sustain their businesses. Kitsap SBDC is hosted by Western Washington University in partnership is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Kitsap SBDC is located at the Kitsap Regional Library, Poulsbo.
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Kitsap SCORE provides free and confidential business advice to entrepreneurs working to launch a new business or grow their existing businesses in Kitsap County, WA. SCORE is a nonprofit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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Leadership Kitsap promotes informed and committed civic volunteerism. This 10-month community leadership program is designed to help participants acquire both a fuller sense of the critical issues affecting Kitsap County and the leadership skills necessary to motivate and engage others in collaborative efforts to resolve them.
Find out more about Leadership Kitsap and how you can become a participant.
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Doing business with the government is a big step to growing your business. Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide local, in-person counseling and training services for small business owners.
KEDA’s Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of the Washington State PTAC. It is designed to provide FREE and confidential business assistance to businesses that want to sell products and services to federal, state, and/or local governments and prime contractors who serve government customers.