The Business Opportunity Center (BOC) has expanded its workshop offerings to Mukilteo and Kent, in partnership with Business Impact NW, Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, and public libraries. Between these two locations, 82 participants are enthusiastic about growing their own businesses. Program participants, ranging between the ages of 30 and 60, undergo a seven-week training by attending one class weekly. BOC graduates are invited to these classes to share their entrepreneurial experience. By the time they graduate from the program, they will have earned certification to start their own businesses. Business interests include food, construction, residential and commercial cleaning, beauty salons, arts/crafts, clothing, and fashion. The next cohort will begin in spring 2019.