RICHLAND, Wash. – Learn how to start a business in Benton and Franklin counties at a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13, presented 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?

The practical and interactive workshop will help you save time and money by planning ahead. Participants will develop an action plan and receive a step-by-step workbook.
The 2 ½ hour workshop will be at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr., Richland. Registration costs $25 for up to two people. Pre-register online at or call 372-7101.
The Start Smart workshop is repeated the second Monday of each month — the next three are scheduled for July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12. Start Smart is co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center/Columbia Basin College, SCORE, and the four Chambers of Commerce.

WSU Tri-Cities is located along the scenic Columbia River in Richland, Wash. Established in 1989 with upper division and graduate programs, WSU Tri-Cities expanded in 2007 to a four-year undergraduate campus offering 17 bachelor’s, 14 master’s and seven doctoral degrees. Learn more about the most diverse campus in the WSU system at