Forks Branch Library
Klahn Meeting Room
Four times per year, on the first Tuesday of the month.

Business & Connection with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) will provide valuable insight to begin and enhance your small business knowledge. After your questions are answered, connect with neighborhood small business creatives. Each session will include a presentation provided by CIE, which has been developed with local community in mind. Coffee, tea, and pastries are provided.

DATE (First Tuesday of the Month) TOPIC
March 5, 12-2pm How to Start a Business: The First Steps
June 4, 12-2pm Imagine & Ideate: Brainstorm and get clarity on your business idea.
September 3 (Time to be announced.) Fast Feasibility: Learn to quickly determine if your business idea will work.
December 3 (Time to be announced.) Business Model Mastery: Learn the basics of how any business (really) makes money.

This program is available to reduce the burden of small business research by providing reputable and interactive presentations by small business experts from Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE), and to share space for connection with local community members with similar experiences.

Coffee, tea, and pastries provided.

This program is generously funded in part by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, the Forks Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Small Business Development Center, and Friends of Forks Library.

About the Presenters:

Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship provides training, one-on-one advising, and other support to help you with the first steps of building a business, from idea generation to solidly established and ready to grow.

CIE Small Business Experts include:

Rick Dickinson

Rick Dickinson

Rick Dickinson
Rick provides training and one-on-one advising helping to emerging entrepreneurs on the Olympic Peninsula imagine new business opportunities, start businesses, and get businesses ready to grow.

Rick brings extensive marketing and communications experience to his role as a business advisor for CIE. He has worked for a wide range of organizations, from large multinational corporations to small nonprofits, and worked for several years as an independent marketing consultant to small businesses. In 2016 he and a partner launched a successful wholesale cannabis business. He is passionate about using business to benefit both people and the environment.

Micah Jonet
Micah provides Grow Ready, COVID-Ready and Future-Ready assessments, trainings and one-on-one counseling to existing Olympic Peninsula businesses.

Micah joined CIE to contribute operational and financial experience from a wide variety of industries. A lifetime spent living and working in different rural areas throughout the country has exposed him to many of the problems facing rural entrepreneurship and the many different solutions people have used to grow through the challenges.

Micah Jonet

Micah Jonet

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