Expert advice in marketing and certification will help people grow their small businesses during free workshops at Pierce County Library System in November and December. Registration is required. Register online.
Marketing Your Business
Small business owners will gain skills in marketing strategies, elevator speech, marketing plan components, marketing research, and the 4 P’s: product, price, promotion and placement.
Lakewood Pierce County Library, Thursday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – noon.
Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – noon.
OMWBE State Certification Process
Participants will learn why and how to certify a business with the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises, as well as eligibility issues, application process, benefits of participation and the Linked Deposit Program.
Lakewood Pierce County Library, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – noon.
Parkland/Spanaway Pierce County Library, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. – noon.
Class instructor Sharon Barber has more than 25 years of experience in small business management including small business startup, financial assistance, business planning, marketing consultation and training. She currently serves as the Director of Economic Development, Metropolitan Development Council in Tacoma, serving Pierce County.
The following organizations provided funding for the Library’s Job and Business Centers:
FRIENDS of Lakewood Library
Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation
Lucky Seven Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Pierce County Library Foundation
Renew Washington grant program, administered by the Washington State Library and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
WorkForce-Central, an investor