Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a workshop designed to help local businesses respond to the increase in the minimum wage that goes into effect on Jan. 1.
Is your business prepared for a 12.5 percent increase in minimum wage? How will the coming change affect your profitability, employees, and customers? Join the SBDC Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Haggen Building in Barkley Village where a certified business advisor will share ways to proactively plan for the wage increase including:
- Should you consider raising prices, and if so, when?
- Does every employee get a raise or just those making minimum wage?
- Steps you can take to control labor costs.
- How to prepare for conversations with employees.
- Communicating with customers.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Dorothy Haggen Building Conference Room, 2211 Rimland Dr, Bellingham WA 98226
Cost: Attendance is free, but space is limited and registration is preferred.
Registration: Pre-registrations encouraged, day-of registration available as space allows.
Register at https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/99270805.
Presented by: WWU’s Small Business Development Center
For more information on how to register, please call the SBDC office at (360) 778-1762 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1983, the Small Business Development Center has enabled Western Washington University to give back to the business community and has helped to shape the economic future of Whatcom County. The SBDC provides free, confidential advising, technical assistance, and research to business owners and managers in an effort to help businesses thrive throughout Whatcom County. For more information, please visit http://sbdc.wwu.edu.