• The Nuts and Bolts of eCommerce

    Freeland Library - Sno-Isle Libraries

    We will discuss everything from shopping carts to payment processors to security protocols to help you down your path to eCommerce success! This class is for you if you have ever wanted to sell products online, or if you're rallying from trying to do so! Looking for the pros and cons of Paypal? Or how much SquareSpace charges you per transaction? We will discuss everything from shopping carts to payment processors to security protocols to help you down your path to eCommerce success! You will learn: 1. How to pick an ecommerce service or option in line with your goals. 2. How to understand the difference between carts and processors. 3. How to understand necessary security considerations for 2019. Matt Cail is a Northwest native and attended the University of Washington for both undergrad and post-graduate studies. Matt began working in online marketing in the late 1990s as a message board and web design pioneer. After college he worked in Washington, DC for 5 years on telecommunications and related policies for the U.S. Congress. That included work on emergency communications after Hurricane Katrina, the Digital Television Transition, and competition in the online video industry. In 2007, Matt moved back to the Puget Sound area and soon founded Super Charge Marketing. He is a past TEDx speaker and regularly presents to private, public and other groups. His company, Super Charge Marketing, provides digital marketing services to Northwest businesses.

  • Hashtag It: Social Media and the Small Entrepreneur

    Mountlake Terrace Library Meeting Room

    See how social media can benefit the small business entrepreneur. We’ll focus on just a few of the most popular social media sites, and how to navigate them as a first-time user for your business. This presentation is specifically for individuals who are new to using social media platforms. Presented by Susan Perreault of Business Impact NW.

  • Steps to Starting a Successful Business in Washington State

    Marysville Library - Sno-Isle Libraries

    The workshop will cover all of the important elements necessary to start a business and includes information about legal requirements in Washington State. Registration recommended. The workshop will cover all of the important elements necessary to start a business including: planning and financial projections, market research, Washington State legal requirements, securing financing, a review of accounting/bookkeeping options, and insurance requirements.

  • eLearning with Lynda.com

    Mountlake Terrace Library Meeting Room

    Enter the world of eLearning with Lynda.com, an online library of courses on a wide variety of topics. Increase your knowledge of computer software, career skills, business management, and more. Learn how to access Lynda.com’s eLearning content for free using your library card.

  • Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs

    Mountlake Terrace Library Meeting Room

    Many entrepreneurs feel their ideas are so innovative they will sell themselves, and are disappointed when customers don't line up to buy. This 60-minute workshop will introduce the basics of innovation, and how design thinking processes can be used to help get your business on the road to lasting revenue. New entrepreneurs will learn simple things they can do to launch their product the right way, and established businesses can learn how Design Thinking Principles can streamline their existing product lines. Lara Merriam-Smith, Program Manager for the NW Innovation Resource Center will take you through an exploration of what innovation really looks like and how open source design thinking resources can help you build products customer truly want.

  • Starting a Home Based Business

    Mountlake Terrace Library Meeting Room

    This workshop covers the basic steps to starting a business with a focus on working from the home. We will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and other factors that must be understood. Working from home can be very rewarding but there are legal and personal considerations that do not apply to offsite work that must be considered. Taught by Jack Stiegler of Snohomish SCORE