Business Education Support Training

BE$T- Dream of Starting Your Own Business? Have a Business that Needs a Boost?

Kitsap Community Resources’ Business Education Support & Training (BE$T) Program is committed to providing the business training and network of supportive community services to enterprising individuals to gain self- sufficiency through small business ownership. 

Our 8-week Business Basics Program gives you the tools to launch and expand a new business or grow your existing business.

  • Develop your business concept
  • Define and understand your target customer base
  • Learn about money management and break-even point analysis
  • Study cash flow, pricing, taxes and financial statements
  • Learn how to set up operations including legal structure
  • Design a marketing and sales plan
  • Develop your own basic business plan


Class Information

The Fall 2022 BE$T Class Session begins on Tuesday, September 6th 

Pre-register is ALWAYS open, and it’s just one click away: Pre-Registration Form

Beginning September 6th through November 1st, classes will be held weekly every Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Kitsap Community Resources 845 8th Street Building in Bremerton.

     BE$T Flyer

     BE$T Application Process & Tuition Information


TUITION FOR THE 8-WEEK BUSINESS BASICS training class is based on a sliding scale and starts as low as $60 to make it affordable for those with limited financial resources.

Please see above Application Process & Tuition Information flyer for detailed information.

BE$T is an approved Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) helping people on unemployment start a business!     Once you are approved by the Employment Security Department, you will continue to collect unemployment benefits (and no longer be required to do weekly job searches) while you receive business basis training during our 8-week program.  The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) does NOT cover tuition costs for the BE$T Program

For more information or to download the SEAP application, please visit ESDWAGOV-Self Employment


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