RICHLAND – Learn how to start a business at a workshop 6:30-9 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Richland Public Library, conducted by the Washington State University Tri-Cities Business LINKS program.
The Start Smart workshop will answer questions including:
• How much money will you need to start and run the business until it is profitable?
• What are your options for getting money for your business?
• What do you need to do to legally launch your business – licenses, taxes and other issues?
• How will you market your business?
This practical interactive workshop will help participants save time and money by planning ahead. Participants will develop an action plan and receive a step-by-step workbook.
Registration costs $25 for up to two people. Pre-register online at or call 372-7101.

The workshop is repeated the second Monday of each month – the next three are scheduled for April 11, May 9 and June 13 – and is led by LoAnn Ayers, WSU Tri-Cities advancement director and director of Business LINKS. Start Smart is co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center/Columbia Basin College, SCORE, and the four area Chambers of Commerce.