Below are announcements on our courses and programs.

SAVE offers Free Course on How to Start Your Own Business

Social Alliance for a Vibrant Economy offers Free Course on how to start your own business…

Course Description: FREE for a limited time only, this introductory course is for those who have already started their own business, or those who have a business idea and want to learn how to start and promote their own new business. Our goal is to help you learn how to start and promote your own small business and build your own business website. Our mission is to help your small business succeed by giving you cutting edge skills combined with a network of support. We cover how to plan and organize your business, business organization legal options, how to keep track of income and expenses, and how to create a secure business website. This is a project based course where you learn by actually setting up a real business - or work on improving your existing business!

SAVE expands Business Courses to Help Address the Homeless Crisis

In addition to our ongoing Kids Biz Club courses at Alderwood and Cordata Elementary Schools, beginning in January 2020, SAVE will be offering business startup courses for residents of Agape House in conjunction with the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham.

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The residents of Agape Home are women working on getting back on their feet. Our new course will supplement existing courses that cover financial planning and many other life skills. We will show residents how to start their own business, build their own business website and market their own business using low and no cost social media.

We believe that showing them how to start their own business can provide them with a pathway towards self sufficiency. If you agree with us that this is an extremely important program, there are two ways to help us offer and expand this program. First, we would very much appreciate your donation in whatever amount you can afford. Second, we are also looking for mentors willing to be trained in the same skills we will be providing to students. The more mentors we have, the more students we can serve.

Visit our website for more information on how you can donate to our important programs and/or how you can become a mentor for our courses.

Thanks for your support. Together, we can and will make a difference to families here in Whatcom County!

SAVE to offer Free Business and Technology Mentorship Course

The Social Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (SAVE) will be offering a 7 session course on Business and Technology Mentorship on Sundays from 3 to 5 pm beginning February 17, 2019.

Mentors will have the opportunity to practice mentoring by working with students in our Kids Biz Club After School Program at the Boys and Girls Club – a program from 4 to 5 pm, Tuesday and Thursdays from February 19th to March 28th. Skills covered include how to help young children learn how to start their own business and build their own business website.


This special course will be taught by David Spring M. Ed. David has a Masters Degree in Child Development and more than 20 years of teaching experience. David is also a former successful small business owner having started one of the world’s first online stores one year before the start of Amazon. During the past 20 years, David has helped more than 100 small business owners learn how to build their own business websites. He is now focused on building a community dedicated to helping the next generation of innovators learn business and technology skills.


No experience with either business or technology is needed to take this special course. We will provide you training not only on business and technology skills, but also how to teach these skills to young students ages 10 and up. For more information on the topics covered in our Kids Biz Club course, visit our course website:

Enrollment in this free mentorship course is limited. For more information about this exciting mentorship opportunity, email us… info (at)

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