Workshop on business planning and financing

The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on Orcas Island, on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Advance registration is required.

The business and financing workshop course material will be presented by James McCafferty of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County, a management consultant for over a decade.

As part of the workshop, McCafferty will cover business financing, discuss a variety of financing options and will provide a reality check for those considering a new or expanded business venture. He will be available for one-on-one consultation after the workshop.

Participants in the workshop will leave with the resources and support they need to create a business plan including a realistic financial plan.  In addition, McCafferty will cover current federal and Washington state tax incentive programs for small businesses.

The workshop will be located at the Orcas Island Library on Rose Street in Eastsound.   Advance registration is required. Call 378-2906 to reserve your space, or email

The EDC thanks the Orcas Island Library, Islanders Bank, Whidbey Island Bank, San Juan County government, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor and the Port of Lopez for supporting our Business Education Series.