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Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP)

The SEAP Program is a partnership between WVC's Center for Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) located in our district.  Participation in this program requires that the individual be unemployed, though the Entrepreneurship Series of classes are available to anyone.  If you are not currently unemployed, please see the Customized Training tab for information about these and other courses.  If you are unemployed and considering the SEAP program to help you launch a business, further information and contact numbers are below.

WVC's Entrepreneurship Series is a non-credit, non-transcripted course of study for introductory business owners, as well as established business owners looking to sharpen their skills and grow their business.  The series consists of four core, online courses, each designed to be taken over six weeks.  Upon completion of the courses, students will have the ability to initiate a working business, write a comprehensive business plan, maintain accounting and cash flow accounts, and market their business to the appropriate audience. 

In addition to the four required classes, there are many other online classes available that can help you build and sustain your business.  

You can find more information and everything you need to apply at

The core courses are approved by the Washington State Self-Employment Assistance program (SEAP).  If you live in Chelan and Douglas counties, please contact Ron Nielsen at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for information at 509-888-7252.  If you live in Okanogan County, please contact Lew Blakeney at the SBDC office at 509-826-5107. 

The Entrepreneurship Series is also on the Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL) qualifying for WIA funding through SkillSource with student eligibility. For details, contact Lee Hendrickson at SkillSource at 509-663-3091.