Free Entrepreneur’s Toolbox seminar series offered by Mill Creek Library

By Jennifer Keirans, Librarian, Mill Creek Library.

The Mill Creek Library is offering a free seminar series for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Entrepreneur's Toolbox seminars, which begin on October 6, 2015, is a three-part series designed to provide practical and profitable information to those thinking about starting their own business.  

Those who already own a business but would like information and tips for success will also find Entrepreneur's Toolbox useful.

The first seminar, at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 6th, is entitled, “Ready Set Start: Your own Business.”  

Mark Barnett of the Marysville Library will present a 90-minute class that covers the four basic steps for starting a business.  

Barnett will discuss the Washington State Small Business Guide, describe how to create a vision statement, and offer lots of specific examples and ideas.  He will also introduce the business resources provided by Sno-Isle Libraries and other community organizations. 

On Tuesday, October 13th, at 7 pm is a seminar on Intellectual Property.  Many small business owners don't realize how vital this topic is for protecting their ideas and making them profitable.  

Attorney Stan Sastry will discuss copyright, patents, trademarks, how to protect your ideas, and how to keep from infringing upon someone else's rights.

The third seminar, at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 20th, is called “Social Media Marketing for Small Business.”  

Whidbey Island businessman Tom Trimbath will discuss how to use social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to bring in new customers and to keep established customers coming back for more.

These seminars will take place in the Mill Creek City Hall Annex, 15720 Main Street, Suite 130, Mill Creek.  

The seminars are free and there is plenty of parking, but space is limited.  

To sign up, or for more information, please call 425-337-4822, or go to and click on Mill Creek.


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