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Selling Online 101

Posted in News on January 4, 2016 at 6:00 am

Feature_SellingOnline101 Selling items online is a terrific way to jumpstart your spring cleaning or simply earn a little extra cash. Learn the basics of listing items on Amazon, Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy with our Selling Online 101 class series. All you need to get started is something to sell and a little enthusiasm. Click here to view […]

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EXCELerate your skills

Posted in News on October 26, 2015 at 6:00 am

ExcelClasses_feature Excelerate your technical skills at a hands-on Microsoft Excel class! Designed for beginners, you’ll learn how to navigate and perform common functions such as formatting spreadsheets, performing calculations, and using pre-made templates. Time will be given during class to practice your new skills. Pre-registration is required. Click on the libr […]

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Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Test Day

Posted in Business and Careers, News on October 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

MOS Test Day_feature Enhance your resume and save over $125 at a free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification test day! Take tests for either Office 2010 or Office 2013. Subjects available are: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Word Expert, Excel Expert, and SharePoint. Test slots are one hour each, with fifteen minutes between sessions. The test times […]

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Get your facts straight!

Posted in News on September 11, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature-Statista-Opt2 Finding accurate data is stress-free and simple when you use Statista, an online database that makes it easy to access numbers, data, and facts at a glance. Statista is now available for Spokane County Library District members to use at any of our 10 library locations. Explore easy-to-use portals containing statistics, studies, dossiers, infographi […]

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How to sell on Etsy: Personal advice from a local shop owner

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on September 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_Etsy_GuestAuthor By Karen Mannino Guest Writer After a two-day journey by train and bus, I was back in the Midwest where I attended college. Breakfast with friends the morning after I arrived included coffee out of an odd little mug I found in my friend’s cupboard. It was smaller than the standard mugs, curved like the bell […]

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Insider tips for writing the perfect cover letter

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on July 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_CoverLetterTips By Aileen Luppert I have never applied for a job without the help of one of my favorite people—Aunty Eve. I trust her, not only because she is my brilliant aunt, but also because she happens to have one heck of a professional human resources background. Eve has been an HR maven for a slew of […]

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Even a Superhero Needs a Fresh Resume

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on May 27, 2015 at 6:00 am

Close-up Of Young Businesswoman Reading Resume At Desk By Aileen Luppert Last year I was lucky enough to participate in a grant studying career development strategies. The training I received included a review of recent resume trends. So much has changed in the last ten years—enough to make me blush and blanch about my own outdated resume. When was the last time you refreshed your resume? If […]

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Nonprofit Spokane: Q&A with Sam Evans of KYRS

Posted in Business and Careers, Explore and Discover, For You on May 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

Feature_nonprofit By Jane Baker Every Saturday morning from 9–10am, Sam Evans spotlights a nonprofit organization, director, volunteer, or board member on his radio show at KYRS. Nonprofit Spokane‘s purpose is to connect listeners with nonprofit organizations and make a positive impact in the community. I was fortunate to spend some time chatting with Sam […]

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Build Your Business

Posted in News on April 10, 2015 at 6:00 am

Build Your Business Start building your business! SCORE Business experts Chuck Zahara and Josh King present back-to-back presentations at three library locations. Chuck takes you through simple steps to starting a new business during the first hour, and Josh gives you the scoop on social media for business during the second hour. Come to one or both seminars, […]

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Resources for Starting Your Own Small Business

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on March 31, 2015 at 6:00 am

Owner Of Gift Shop Standing In Doorway By Aileen Luppert Have you ever considered starting your own small business? Most of us have fantasized about being our own boss—maybe more often than we care to admit. We aren’t alone. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy reports: Small businesses make up 99.7% of U.S. employer firms (a small business is d […]

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