Library to Business Podcasts
Listen to recordings of past small business workshops and advice from business experts, and learn how to plan, launch and operate a business. Recordings are available in Spanish and English.
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The Business Of Books: How To Start A Book-Related Business: Session 2
Want to start a book-related business but don’t know where to start? Listen to this workshop series for BIPOC literary entrepreneurs. Recorded at the Douglass-Truth branch on October 8, 2022.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 374 MB] [Play time: 02 hr 43 min]
The Business Of Books: How To Start A Book-Related Business: Session 1
Want to start a book-related business but don’t know where to start? Listen to this workshop series for BIPOC literary entrepreneurs. Recorded at the Beacon Hill branch on September 22, 2022.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 234 MB] [Play time: 01 hr 42 min]
Learn The Basics Of Intellectual Property With A Focus On Patents
If you are an inventor, entrepreneur, or other creator of innovative work, you can't afford to ignore your intellectual property (IP). Listen and learn more about IP from USPTO experts. Recorded on Jan. 21, 2020.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 23.84MB] [Play time: 0 hr 52 min]
How to Raise Money for Your Data-Driven Startup
This is a panel featuring representations of data science-focused companies who have successfully raised funding since last year. Learn about their experiences, struggles, and sage wisdom for others looking to raise money. Recorded on October 3, 2017.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 34.78MB] [Play time: 1 hr 15 min]
Paid Parental Leave - Panel Discussion
Listen to a panel discussion and learn about the paid family leave policy that will be considered by state legislators in 2017. Panel guests include Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute; Rich Fox, President of the Seattle Restaurant Alliance; and Danielle Hulton Co-Owner of Ada's Technical Bookstore and Cafe. Recorded on Nov. 15, 2016.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 32.63MB] [Play time: 01 hr 11 min]
Your Business - Operate Smart
You've completed your business plan, sought financing, developed your market strategy - now what? Listen to this podcast to learn about operating your business. Topics include: Choosing vendors, investors, stakeholders and advisors; Credit and collections; Hiring, firing and employment law; Timely tax reporting sales and B and O; Correct registrations and licensing; Distribution channels; Banking relationships; and Preparing, reading and interpreting financial statements. Recorded on June 13, 2016.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 35.81MB] [Play time: 01 hr 18 min]
LGBT Business Builder
Listen to this podcast about programs and assistance available to LGBT-owned small businesses, and how to register as a certified LGBT-owned small business with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE), businesses are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Recorded on June 2, 2016.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 76.44MB] [Play time: 02 hr 46 min]
Your Business - Start Smart: Planning Your Business
Launching a successful business requires building a proper plan that helps to guide you toward generating sales and a positive cash flow. Proper planning is also a strong tool for presenting to potential investors and lenders. Learn the basics, including using marketing and financial data to generate a strong plan. Recorded on Nov. 19, 2015.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 47.94MB] [Play time: 01 hr 44 min]
Your Business - Start Smart: Financing Your Business
Take the next step in starting and growing your business. Explore the many avenues toward financing your venture, including SBA commercial loans, alternative lending, microloans, retirement rollovers, and crowdfunding in a moderated, informative panel of experts. You will learn about the 5 C's of credit,"bootstrapping," and the difference between a secured and an unsecured loan. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered by the experts. Recorded on Oct. 26, 2015.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 54.36MB] [Play time: 01 hr 34 min]
Jeff Levy presents a seminar: Your Business - Start Smart
Are you thinking of going into business for yourself? Join entrepreneur and business coach Jeff Levy as he walks you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Recorded on March 5, 2015.
Listen to Audio (mp3) [file size: 47.79MB] [Play time: 1 hr 44 min]