The 24th annual Biz Fair, presented by SCORE Greater Seattle and partners, is the longest running all government and non-profit-run small business fair in Washington State. The BizFair is free to attend and the goal is to help current and aspiring small business owners learn from experts on how to start or grow their business.
This year, the team took the Biz Fair virtual!
In person attendence has averaged 250-600 people in prior years. By bringing the fair online, over 1,600 people registered and on that day of the event 1,100 people actually logged on to view the different training seminars!
Participants were welcomed with a video from SCORE Greater Seattle Chapter Chair, Krista Fuller. They then could navigate around the event to various sessions, networking, sponsor exhibits and digital resources galore!
- Sharpen your business skills by attending seminars taught by savvy business experts who share their knowledge and real-life experiences in a no-sales environment.
- Gain access to valuable small business resources by visiting the Small Business Resource Center staffed by representatives from federal, state and local government agencies, and business and trade associations.
- Find out how non-profit organizations can help you with funding, legal support, and more.
- Explore the the Digital Marketplace for products and services to help you do business.
Over 20+ volunteers from throughout the state (especially Seattle) participated by teaching workshops, manning the booths, or just chatting with attendees during the live chat. The site is still open until February 10th and the registration is currently close to 1650. There is over 23 hours of content on the site for free so clients and volunteers can register and still attend the event (without live chat).
View more information about the Washington State Biz Fair at: https://www.bizfair.org/
This year's virtual event was hosted on the eventPower platform.