Monday, March 21, 2011

WACASH Graduation

Elli Allison is sitting on the table
Eli Allison is one of the most together people I know. When she showed me her spread sheet on Excel, with all her products and when she planned to sell what for how much and for what profit, I finally understood business plans. Thank you Eli!

Thursday we graduated from the 8 week Business Development Training program through WACASH(Washington Community Alliance for Self Help). We've been on a journey together, 30 of us, defining our businesses, learning the bare bones of cash flow, learning how to put together a business plan, beginning to understand marketing, and much more!
Rene of Pueo Designs

We each had 30 seconds to tell an audience of about 100 what our business is, who it serves, and what makes it unique. I was blown away by the leaps my classmates have made, even since the week before!--and the element of service that permeated all of our business thinking.

Eli is revolutionizing auto repair by empowering people, especially women, to understand or even repair their own cars. She will offer classes, teach and advise, or do the repair.

 Rene, of Pueo designs, creates one of a kind hand knitted or crocheted scarves that reflect her client's personality. Pueo is a small rare owl in Hawaii.

Monique of  Plan Right Meeting
 and Event Management
Monique is an event planner. She enjoys planning events for  families, small enterprises, or big companies. She wants to build community by employing small local companies to provide for the events she plans.

This group of people is one of the most intelligent, creative, and courageous groups I've been involved with! I don't want to lose any of them. I want to be a part of everyone's growth, cheering when each person passes a milestone.


  1. Wish I could have made it. Looks like it was lots of fun. I had a final that day that I just couldnt re-schedule.

  2. Hope to see you next Thursday as we interview for the next step! Also hope you did well on that final!

  3. Sweet site and sweeter comments. Congratulations Suzanna! You're a great team member! - Rebecca Cooper