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January 19, 2018

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Release Date: 12/28/2017

Start a Business: Workshop Series at The Seattle Public Library This Winter

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Interested in starting a business? Three locations of The Seattle Public Library have a four-week workshop series called "First Step: Does Your Business Idea Make Sense?" It starts with a session on generating business ideas and personal readiness, and then helps you put together a business plan.


Week 1: Startup basics - ideas and personal readiness

Week 2: Finding a market - product, marketing and market research

Week 3: Getting paid - budgeting, sales and estimating costs

Week 4: Putting it all together - cash flow, financial projections and breaking even


Library events are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended, visit or call 425-243-7366. Plan to attend all four weeks for the best experience.




Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.




Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906.




Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S., 206-684-4711.




This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship.


For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636, visit our Library to Business page, or Ask a Librarian.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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