TAG: business

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

Posted in News on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

Business Matters fall 2019 and winter 2020 BRING NEW CUSTOMERS TO YOUR BUSINESS 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 […]

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Give your business a boost with free SCORE Business Workshops

Posted in News on May 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Photo credit: iStock | monkeybusinessimages Updated on May 16, 2019 SCORE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS Start building your business with Spokane 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. Registration is required for all SCORE workshops. SCORE Business works […]

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Engage: our new library event magazine

Posted in News on December 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

  Spokane County Library District introduces Engage, the new magazine packed with information about events, workshops, and programs at the library. You can pick up Engage at any of our 10 libraries or view it online. Just like all of our events and programs, the magazine is free. When you open the pages of Engage, […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted in Business and Careers on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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Microsoft IT Academy is now Microsoft Imagine Academy

Posted in News on April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

Through a partnership with Microsoft, Washington state libraries offer Microsoft’s online learning program to the public at no cost. The program now offers Learning Plans, aimed at helping you succeed in gaining important technical skills for work and life. The Microsoft Office 2013 Essentials learning plan helps you discover what you need to kno […]

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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

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

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

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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Resources for Starting Your Own Small Business

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

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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Library Hack: Resources for Local Businesses

Posted in Business and Careers, For You on October 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen Earlier this year, the Spokane Business Library went live at spokanebusiness.org. A collaboration of the Spokane County Library District and the Spokane Public Library, the Spokane Business Library consolidated the two library systems’ digital business resources into a single one-stop portal. Up till now, however, to use the […]

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