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Grassroots Business Association in Seattle: Meetup Oct. 22

October 17th, 2008 by Lauren · No Comments

When we were in Seattle for The Lab at Velocity Design back in July, we had the great pleasure of meeting the fabulous Kristen Rask of Schmancy Toys, who is just as cool as you would expect her to be. Turns out Kristen has joined forces with four other Seattle biz ladies who are starting up a new group, which they’re calling the Grassroots Business Association. Their first meetup is next Wednesday, October 22nd, and the full details are posted below.

Sigh… So many cool things happening in Seattle. Someone should really invent a transporter beam so that we could bypass the stupid border lineups.

We would like to invite you to a special event…

What:
Meet and Greet for Grassroots Business Association.

When:
Oct. 22nd, 6 p.m.

Where:
Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122 , www.vermillionseattle.com – Vermillion offers both food and drinks.

What again?:
Thinking of starting a small business? Already got one and looking for some comradeship? Come and meet the founding members of the Grassroots Business Association and let us know what it is you would like to learn about building a small business. We are just starting to form this organization so your input will help shape our organization!

More about us:

Grassroots Business Association is a group of small business owners working on forming a non profit organization for both aspiring and current small business owners. Our purpose is to: educate, inspire, empower, network and support people pursuing an independent career path.

We want to provide an opportunity both for individuals who are just starting to think of pursuing their own business and for current owners who are looking for community support, resources and opportunities.

We would like to be inclusive of all different forms of small businesses: crafters, web designers, graphic designers, artists, boutique and gallery owners, catering businesses, wedding and party coordinators, clothing labels, bookkeepers, career advisers. Basically any type of business that includes you being the boss!

Our goals for the organization are to:

  • Hold monthly gatherings to socialize and network. Opportunities to get and give advice and feedback. Many small business owners work from home offices and are isolated from their peers.
  • Special events, i.e. readings by authors such as Lauren Bacon & Emira Mears of “The Boss of You” a book about how to run and maintain a small business.
  • Educational workshops and classes such as: legal and tax issues on setting up your business, how to set up QuickBooks, Start and maintain a blog, How to get press, and many more.

Any questions? suitless@gmail.com

Grassroots Business Association Founders:

Deborah Asavarahapun: www.afsbinc.com
Andrea Porter: www.bluebottleart.com
Kristen Rask: www.schmancytoys.com
Megan Reardon: www.organizedknitter.com
Mary Sheely: www.Shelterrific.com

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