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3rd Annual South Sound Small Business Summit

May 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm



8:00am- 12:00pm

Check out the 2018 Promo Video at:

Created in 2015, The South Sound Small Business Summit’s purpose is to support South Puget Sound’s small businesses through an educational event that inspires and connect the business community.

This event participates during the national celebration of the contribution of small businesses and entrepreneurs, National Small Business Week. The South Puget Sound region takes great pride in being the home to over 52,008 small and new startup businesses.

Besides having 4 great speakers, this year we will have an “ask the panel” to ask your small business questions to the speakers and some other local special guests.

Tickets: $30 All profits benefit South Sound SCORE

South Sound/ SCORE is a team of nationally Certified Mentors who provide free professional counseling to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners in Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and South King counties.

See last year’s speaker videos and detailed summit information at: http://WWW.SSSMALLBIZSUMMIT.COM


How to work ON your business, not IN your business

Josh Dunn- Owner-Premier Media Group

Key Steps in Increasing your Sales Influence

Greg Towne- Executive Director- John Maxwell Team


How can the SBA help your business?

M. Jeremy Fields- Regional Administrator US Small Business Admin. (WA, OR, ID, AK)

Get out of your Comfort Zone

Jude Larson- Owner- JML Real Solutions

Growing your successful business (sometimes the hard way!)

Brian Harding- Owner- The Plumbing & Drain Co.

Expert Panel Discussion

Paul Long- Timberland Bank

Nicole Fisher- Jeff Baker and Associates

Ken Swarner- The Ranger

Josh Dunn- Premier Media Group

Greg Towne- John Maxwell Team

Jude Larson- JML Real Solutions

Brian Harding- The Plumbing & Drain Co.



3873 S 66th St- Tacoma

Light Refreshments will be provided

About the Event:

The first week of May every year is National Small Business Week. This week celebrates small business success and promotes business education across the nation. This event was created by the SBA (Small Business Administration) over 60 years ago by the President of the United States through presidential proclamation.

Three years ago, Paul Long of Timberland Bank created the South Sound Small Business Summit in order to help small businesses in South King, Pierce and Thurston County’s hear from local leaders about topics that affect small business with topics related to Human Resources, Marketing, Business Development, Financing and more.

Last year we had over 100 attendees and countless positive feedback.

Come join us this year!

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Paul Long- Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound

Timberland Bank

STAR Center

Supporting Sponsors:

Tacoma- Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

Fife Milton Edgewood Chamber of Commerce

Yelm Chamber of Commerce

Lacey Chamber of Commerce

Copy Wrights Printing

South Sound Biz (Premier Media Group)

Released to See Photography and Videography

Northwest Military (The Ranger, The Northwest Airlifter & Weekly Volcano)


May 1, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Star Center
3873 South 66th St
Tacoma , WA 98409
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