GSBA Courses

Our newest programs are our course offerings, where business owners can enroll in free education programs designed to provide necessary skills and needs to run a business. Call our office at (206) 363-9188 or write to if you have any questions about these offerings.

Business Fundamentals

This structured course is designed for businesses with less than $100,000 in revenue. The curriculum includes virtual classes, one-on-one coaching, quarterly Masterclass presentations, and a cohort of fellow entrepreneurs. Business Fundamentals is offered in cohorts for either 13-month (one class per month) or accelerated 6-month (two classes per month) curriculums.


This course is designed for businesses with more than $100,000 in revenue. Presented in partnership with the Thurston County EDC, this program provides tools and knowledge to improve strategic alignment, optimize market strategy, and master financial metrics to drive performance. ScaleUp is delivered over an 8-session series of weekly classes paired with self-paced online modules.

Supplier Diversity & LGBTBE Certification

GSBA offers education for businesses that would like to learn how to become certified LGBTQ+ owned businesses and learn how to become a successful supplier to corporations and government agencies. This includes our annual LGBTQ+ Business Matchmaker events. Learn more about supplier diversity and business certification.


Throughout the year, GSBA offers one-off educational workshops on topics of interest to our members. You can access a library of past workshops for on-demand viewing.


These quarterly classes are presented by trained specialists as part of the Business Fundamentals program. Topics are directly related to business success.

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