Thinking about going into business for yourself?
Join a local business coach and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Pierce County Library System as they walk you through what it really takes to start and run a business. 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 free workshop will help you understand:
How personal and business motivations effect success
The essential qualities of an entrepreneur
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
Free resources for market and business research
Pros and cons of different financing options available
Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership
The Start Smart series aimed at helping businesses start and grow successfully.
The following is a full list of dates, locations and topics for 2017:
Wednesday, January 24 – Gig Harbor | Your Business – Start Smart
Thursday, February 2 – South Hill | Your Business – Start Smart
Wednesday, March 15 – Lakewood | Your Business – Start Smart
Tuesday, April 17 – University Place | Your Business – Start Smart
Wednesday, May 24 – Parkland/Spanaway | Your Business – Finance Smart
Wednesday, June 14 – Sumner | Your Business – Start Smart
Tuesday, September 12 – Gig Harbor | Your Business – Sell Online Smart
Thursday, October 5 – South Hill | Your Home Based Business – Start Smart
Tuesday, November 21 – University Place | Your Business – Market Smart
Tuesday, December 5 – Parkland/Spanaway | Your Business – Start Smart