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”

Looking back on Startup Weekend EDU Seattle

By Jay L.

Imagine 80+ people running around an auditorium with giant post-it notes and sharpies voting on ideas with smaller post-it notes and seeking collaborators to work on their education projects.  This was the Friday night pitch chaos during Startup Weekend EDU Seattle.  Of the forty-seven ideas that folks threw out into the room, eleven attracted teams to champion them.

1P1540411smIt didn’t stop at the idea, though; these folks rolled up their sleeves spent really long hours at the library testing the viability of their solutions together.  One group built a tracking device for special needs students.  Another, a system to help teachers organize student work and learning behaviors.  There was robotic arm, and a team creating a system to engage students to program it.  One team even built a tool to help younger kids write book reviews.  It was all fueled by great food and caffeine, of course! Continue reading “Looking back on Startup Weekend EDU Seattle”

Learn to Use Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage

Don’t miss an upcoming opportunity to learn about one of our business and investment databases, Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage on Thursday, March 12 at the Central Library. There will be two 90-minute sessions, one from noon-1:30 and one from 6-7:30 pm.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is an excellent resource for company, industry, and investment information. Dan Sovocool, S&P’s representative, will provide an overview of this service to demonstrate how NetAdvantage can supply high-quality business data.

Plan on attending if you are interested in such topics as:
– Business plan development, including in-depth company and industry analysis.
– Personal investments in stocks, mutual funds, ETF’s, or corporate bonds, including how to find appropriate investments based on your particular objectives.
– The latest commentary and analysis on business and economic events.

You are welcome to come with questions on how NetAdvantage may meet your specific business & investment information needs.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Call 206-386-4636 and ask to register for Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage.