Business Matters at the library: Free classes in marketing, open data, and writing your business plan

Posted on June 8, 2018 at 6:00 am

Unlocking the Power of Open Data for Your Business

Perform in-depth market research to gather information for your new product or customers. Maintain your competitiveness in your industry using open data. You can do all of this and more when you unlock the power of open data. In this two-part class, you will learn to identify open data resources and find open data, use open data to strengthen your business, and create visualizations of the datasets to easily share.

Participants will need a Google account for this class and can sign up for a free account at  If you need assistance with this, please request an appointment ahead of time using our Book-a-Librarian service.

Registration is required.

Tuesday & Thursday, Jul 17 & 19, 8–9am | REGISTER


Build your business with SCORE business experts Josh King and Rob Kennedy who present monthly workshops on a variety of topics relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs. Feel free to bring a sack lunch.

These free SCORE Business Workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Spokane County Library District

See Your Business through the Eyes of Your Customer

What is the first impression of your business to your customers? For both online and physical locations, this workshop helps business owners find the best ways to present their businesses.

Registration is required.

Thursday, Jun 14, 12:30–1:30pm | REGISTER

6 Marketing Must-Haves for Small Business

Learn about the marketing must-haves your small business needs for successful marketing.

Registration is required.

Thursday, Jul 12, 12:30–1:30pm | REGISTER

How to Write a Business Plan

Discover why successful businesses operate with a plan, and learn how to write a comprehensive business plan for your business.

Registration is required.

Thursday, Aug 9, 12:30–1:30pm | REGISTER


Connect with an instructor and other students in these convenient 6-week courses on a variety of business topics, including starting a business, writing a business plan, marketing, and management techniques.

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