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Washington’s Global Entrepreneurship Month offering free training, support for small businesses

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 2, 2020

The state is offering more than 50 online webinars and on-demand training sessions for small businesses in November as part of Global Entrepreneurship Month.

Global Entrepreneurship Month will cover a variety of topics on such current and future business challenges as how to pivot, rebuild or reopen during COVID-19, according to the Washington State Department of Commerce.

“Global Entrepreneurship Month is one of the many ways (the Department of) Commerce is working to ensure that we have a broad, equitable economic recovery, leaving no one behind,” Washington Commerce Director Lisa Brown said in a statement. “Small businesses strengthen communities, providing a diverse, inclusive economy that enriches our neighborhoods, creative culture and main street commercial districts.”

In addition to this month’s activities, the Department of Commerce is offering a new entrepreneur academy at, which provides skills and programming to entrepreneurs.

It’s the sixth year the Department of Commerce has spearheaded the state’s participation in events leading up to the annual Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is Nov. 16-22.

Last year, the department co-hosted and coordinated more than 250 in-person events throughout the state.

A list of Global Entrepreneurship Month events can be found at:

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