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Business Matters: Build a sustainable nonprofit, gain new customers, and learn about invaluable business topics

Posted on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

Business Matters fall 2019 and winter 2020


Participate in Small Business Saturday with the library! If your business meets the criteria and is located in Cheney, Deer Park, Medical Lake, or Millwood (Argonne Library), then sign up to be a stop for our Shop Small Bingo Challenge to bring in new customers and make new connections within your community.

The library invites your business to participate in this amazing day of shopping!

Sign up by Wednesday, October 16, at


Start building a new business or make your current business even stronger with SCORE business experts. Each month, they present workshops on a variety of topics relevant to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

These workshops have been sponsored by the Friends of the Library. You are invited to bring a sack lunch.

Registration is required for each SCORE workshop.

Social Media Basics for Business

Bring your questions about social media for business. Along with the basics of setting up a business page or account and creating business ads on social media platforms, we’ll cover the specific questions you have for your business or startup.

Thursday, Oct 10, 12–1pm | REGISTER

Building a Sustainable Nonprofit

For those starting or thinking about starting a nonprofit organization, we have insights for building your nonprofit on a strong foundation for long-term sustainability. Learn the steps involved for incorporating, obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS, building a sustainable business model, fundraising, and forming a board of directors.

Thursday, Nov 14, 12–1pm | REGISTER

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

Legal, tax, insurance, and funding questions are just a few considerations when starting a new business. We help you address these questions and more.

Thursday, Dec 12, 12–1pm | REGISTER

How to Write a Business Plan

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

Thursday, Jan 9, 12–1pm | REGISTER


Gale Courses

Gale Courses for Business & Nonprofit

Study business and nonprofit topics in convenient 6-week courses led by instructors in an online interactive learning environment with Gale Courses.

Foundation Directory Online

Find grants and grant makers that want to fund your nonprofit with this powerful resource available for in-library use at Cheney, North Spokane, and Spokane Valley Libraries.

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