‘Your Business — Start Smart’ seminar at MLT Library Jan. 21

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Sno-Isle Libraries logoAre you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join business educator Giselle Saguid from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, as she walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Registration is free.

Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle.

This seminar covers the fundamentals of starting a business including; incorporation, financing, stakeholder development, and business planning. You’ll have time to ask questions and get ideas.
The seminar will help you understand:
• How personal and business motivations effect success
• The essential qualities of an entrepreneur
• The seven centers of management attention
• Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award
• Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate
• Elements of a good business plan
• Pros and cons of different financing options available
• Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership.

The Small Business Administration, the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship at Pinchot University, and Sno-Isle Libraries are partnering to bring a series of business startup classes to Snohomish County under the “Your Business – Start Smart” brand.

Additional classes will be held monthly throughout 2016 and go into greater detail on planning, financing, marketing, and more. For example, at the Lynnwood Library Jan. 19, you can attend “Write a Business Plan with the Small Business Reference Center” from 7 – 8:15 p.m.

You can see the complete list of business classes here.

 

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