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Eastern Washington University Advanced Business Planning Clinic
Tuesdays, October 3 through December 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Washington University and the Center for Entrepreneurial Activities are offering a NO COST program to assist you in writing or rewriting a working business plan. For the fall session they are seeking either persons with an active business or business education that wish to improve their business through the addition of a business plan or through the reworking of an existing plan. Starting on October 3 and running through December 9, EWU will be hosting an advanced course in Small Business Education focusing on Business Planning. There are a limited number of seats available so early registration is suggested.

The sessions (and dates) will cover the following topics: Introduction to Business Plans, Marketing and the Environment, Cash Budgeting, Financials, Putting It All Together, and Business Plan Review. Class sessions and discussions will take place at EWU’s Riverpoint Campus. For more information please contact Devon Cox at 358-2255 or send an email to cea@mail.ewu.edu

LaunchPad 7.0 & Catalyst Awards
Thursday, October 5, 2006, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Founded in 2001, LaunchPad is the region’s premier technology networking event, attracting approximately 1,200 attendees each year. LaunchPad affords technology companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, and service providers the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas to a captive audience of business leaders. It is also a valuable way for participants to network with other technology professionals. Location: Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., 99201. To Register: http://www.connectnw.org/programs_launchpad.html. Admission is free. For More Information: Contact Bill Kalivas at billk@connectnw.org or call 509-358-2114.

Interdisciplinary Design Institute Hosts Third Annual Design Research Conference
October 5 – 7. The Design Institute's third annual Design Research Conference will be held October 5 through 7 on the Riverpoint Campus. This year's theme is "What Makes a Livable Community?" Among the activities organized for the event are a number of lectures, which are free and open to the public:
Thursday, October 5, 3:00 p.m.
Human Nature and the Built Environment
Joanne Savage, PhD
American University, Department of Criminal Justice

Thursday, October 5, 4:00 p.m.
Health and the Homeless
Carol Allen, PhD
Washington State University, Intercollegiate College of Nursing

Friday, October 6, 9:00 a.m.
Sustainable Cave and Rammed-Earth Dwellings in China
Liu Jiaping, PhD
Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Green Architecture Research Center (Xi'an, China)

Friday, October 6, 4:00 p.m.
Scandinavian Livable Communities
Jerry Finrow, FAIA
University of Washington, School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m.
Straw Bale Housing in China
Kelly Lerner, AIA
One World Design
All lectures will take place in the auditorium of the Phase I Classroom Building. For more information on the conference, visit the conference Web site. You may also contact Pam Medley at 509-358-7920 or pmedley@wsu.edu.

EFGN presents: FREE MONEY! Getting Government Small Business Innovation Grants
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Every year, the federal government awards $2.2 billion in grants to small businesses engaged in innovative research that is intended for commercialization. Major departments, such as Education, Agriculture, and Defense, are looking for new ideas that can help with their mission, whether it’s a new way to use lentils, teach children, analyze intelligence data, or run a power plant more effectively. These departments have money budgeted for just this purpose-and they want you to have it (if you can prove your case). Grants range from $100,000 to well over $1 million. And the best thing is, you still own the idea, lock, stock, and barrel, and you might even find that the department that gives you a grant will also become your first paying customer. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is highly competitive and requires the submission of a written proposal. Jean Montano of Sirti will explain how you can get your hands on this free money, and how and when to submit a written proposal. Sirti 4th Floor Boardroom, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd.,Spokane, WA. FREE! Refreshments!

Spokane .NET Users Group (SNUG)
SNUG meets on Wednesday’s – usually the second or third Wednesday – from 6 to 9 pm. Meetings are held at the Itron campus out in the Spokane Valley. Itron, Inc. 2818 N. Sullivan Rd, Spokane, Washington 99216. For details, visit sug.dotnetprogramming.com.

The MIT Enterprise Forum announces a special Global Satellite Broadcast program, “The Promise of Stem Cells: Separating Hype from Reality”
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 4:00 – 5:30 pm. Gonzaga University Foley Teleconference Center. Admission: FREE Presented by the MIT Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, Inc. Detailed information on panelists can be found at: http://www.mitforumatlanta.org/events/2006_events/0610_event/0610_bios.htm

Employment Tax Workshop for Small Businesses, Free
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 8:30 to 11:30 am. Are you prepared to fill out and file your quarterly tax returns, including W-2s and W-3s when they are due? Get ready by attending a free "Employment Taxes" workshop hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration in Spokane. This free workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the SBA's Training Room at 801 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 200 in Spokane. Call 509-353-2800 to register.

The presenter for the Employment Taxes workshop is Dale Damron, a certified accountant with Damron Accounting Services in Spokane who also teaches workshops for SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business. This workshop is recommended for business owners who prepare their own payroll taxes. However, even employers who have their taxes prepared by accounting professionals can benefit by devoting time to learn more about small business tax responsibilities.

Starting a Business Workshop
Thursday October 19, 2006, 8:30 to 2:30 pm. SCORE will present a workshop, "How to Really Start Your Own Business," at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce at 9507 East Sprague Avenue. The workshop cost of $35 with advance registration or $45 at the door -- includes lunch and beverage. A second person from the same business may attend for $15. To register, call the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber at 509-924-4994. For more information on free counseling through SCORE - Counselors to America's Small Business, go to the local SCORE Web site at www.scorespokane.org.

INMUG – Inland Northwest Multimedia Users Group
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 6:30 pm. The program will be: 3D and Flash. Sirti Board Room, Room 432, 4th floor. 665 North Riverpoint Blvd. Spokane Visit www.inmug.org for details.

Spokane Science & Technology Discovery Series
Friday, October 27, 2006. Spokane Science & Technology Discovery Series highlights new and breakthrough developments in science and technology by showcasing Washington State’s leading scientists and researchers. Discovery Series presentations begin at 8:00 am and open with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 am at the Spokane Club. The intimate setting encourages discussion with a Q&A session following the speaker's presentation. Each session adjourns promptly at 9:00 am.

October 27 - Daniel Malarkey, Founder, Washington Biodiesel: Biodiesel manufacturing and a new refining facility under construction in Warden, Washington. For more details about the, please visit the program web site, or contact Laurie Hassell at 206-465-4691 or lhassell@nwabr.org.

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