Business Database Quick Start Guide: DemographicsNow

Are you exploring a business idea or trying to expand your existing small business? You will undoubtedly get to a point where you’ll need to conduct market research to help you form a viable plan and make a strong case to investors or lenders.

The Seattle Public Library subscribes to a wide range of tools that provide this information completely free and easily accessible from our Library to Business page! Stop by any Seattle Public Library location, or log into these resources from outside of the Library with your Library card number and PIN. Continue reading “Business Database Quick Start Guide: DemographicsNow”

Lady Power!

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Today, in honor of those fierce and fabulous ladies over at The FBomb Breakfast Club, I want to talk about the power of women helping women succeed. There’s a special feeling when you know a lady (or a crew of them) has your back, encouraging you and reminding you how strong a worker and teammate you truly are. (Thanks, Team! You know who you are!!) Continue reading “Lady Power!”

Language Learning for Business

Today’s job market is very competitive and being able to speak another language might just give you an added edge. If your end goal is to be fluent or nearly fluent in a language so that you can put it on your resume then I suggest you start your language learning journey with the resources covered in our first language learning post. These resources will give you a good basis for building your language knowledge. Once you have some knowledge of the language you can use the specific resources listed below to make your language knowledge relevant to your career. Continue reading “Language Learning for Business”

Show your Pride! Support Local LGBT Businesses

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Roz Edison and Kamala Saxton, owners of Marination

June is LGBT Pride Month! There’s no need to wait for the gay pride parade to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Check out one of these local LGBT owned businesses!

On May 26th, the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) recognized the “2016 Outstanding Voices” for individuals and companies committed to workplace equality. Additionally, in partnership with the Greater Seattle Business Association, PSBJ is publishing their first LGBTQ-Owned Business Listmakers. Let’s show these businesses, with revenue of nearly $100 million and more than 1,000 employees, some extra love this month. Continue reading “Show your Pride! Support Local LGBT Businesses”

Getting Educated on Startup Weekend EDU

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One week ago, The Seattle Public Library hosted another successful Startup Weekend EDU Seattle. For the second year in a row, participants gathered at the Central Library throughout the weekend to tackle issues in education and craft amazing presentations for Sunday’s finale.

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