SBA Participating Event
Dec 05
NOTE: This event has expired.

Parkland/Spanaway - Your Business -- Start Smart

Business PlanningStarting a Business

December 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm PST - 8:00 pm PST

Location Name:
Parkland/Spanaway Library

13718 Pacific Avenue S, Tacoma, WA,98444

This is a free event.

Thinking about going into business for yourself?

Join a local business coach and representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration and Pierce County Library System as they walk you through what it really takes to start and run a business. Whether you are purchasing a company, starting a new venture, or seeking a franchise award, you’ll learn whether starting a business is right for you at this time in your life and in this economic cycle. This free workshop will help you understand:

-How personal and business motivations effect success

-The essential qualities of an entrepreneur Differences in the startup, purchasing a business, and a franchise award

-Different types of legal structures and why one might incorporate

-Elements of a good business plan

-Free resources for market and business research

-Pros and cons of different financing options available

-Local resources to help you to the next stage of business ownership


The Start Smart series aimed at helping businesses start and grow successfully. The following is a full list of dates, locations and topics for 2017:

Wednesday, January 24 – Gig Harbor | Your Business – Start Smart

Thursday, February 2 – South Hill | Your Business – Start Smart

Wednesday, March 15 – Lakewood | Your Business – Start Smart

Tuesday, April 17 – University Place | Your Business – Start Smart

Wednesday, May 24 – Parkland/Spanaway | Your Business – Finance Smart

Wednesday, June 14 – Sumner | Your Business – Start Smart

Tuesday, September 26 – Gig Harbor | Your Business – Sell Online Smart

Thursday, October 5 – South Hill | Your Home Based Business – Start Smart

Tuesday, November 21 – University Place | Your Business – Market Smart

Tuesday, December 5 – Parkland/Spanaway | Your Business – Start Smart