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July's Featured Business Class 

The Four Secrets to Growing Your Business

Mountlake Terrace Library
Wednesday, July 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Revenue acceleration and breakthrough growth don't happen by accident. It requires vision, insight and innovation to take a business to the next level. During this interactive session, attendees will discover the four secret weapons of research-based revenue generation. Business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals will come away with knowledge they can apply to develop a growth program that can significantly improve results from their marketing investments.

Speaker Bio: Andrew Ballard is the president of Marketing Solutions, a Snohomish County agency that develops research-based growth strategies. He has over three decades experience with specialties in marketing research, strategic planning, brand development and advertising. Mr. Ballard has helped hundreds of organizations (from startups through Fortune 500 Companies) achieve breakthrough growth.

Come See Us at the Seattle Small Business Expo

The Seattle Small Business Expo is back on July 13 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. This free business to business trade show, conference, and networking event is dedicated to helping connect small business owners to services that will help them build their business. Sno-Isle Libraries will be exhibiting at this event, so please come by our booth to say hello and get help using our services. Registration is free for all attendees. 

July Business Classes at the Library

All classes or events at the Sno-Isle Libraries are free and open to the public. Please register by clicking on the workshop name. Here are this month's classes:  Did this list pique your interest? See all upcoming business classes available at Sno-Isle Libraries. 

Library Business Tool Tip

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a fantastic resource you can use to learn 72 languages, which is especially useful if your business takes you or your employees overseas. However, did you know that Mango also offers skills-focused English courses for the English language learners in your company? Courses are easy to follow and are fully narrated in the learner’s native language, giving a complete learning experience that is focused on relevant conversation skills and critical thinking. To begin, log in to Mango Languages and navigate to the Languages page, then select Learn English at the top of the page and choose a native language. It's that easy! 

  Screenshot of Mango Languages interface

Business Booklist Recommendations

App Development

If you'd like to make a mobile app for your business but have never coded before, this list of resources is a great place to start. It includes both video and book resources for Android and IOS. If you enjoy app development, we've even included a resource on starting your own home-based developer business! Created by Emily F.

Insure Your Business

Insurance can help protect your business should any setbacks occur. Here's some important information to consider when insuring your business. Created by Kaley C. 

HR for Small Business

Don't have your own Human Resources Department? Here are resources to help you with the nitty gritty details of personnel administration, from legal guides to forms to video tutorials to HR manuals in hard copy or digital. Created by Ruth G. 
Meetup with other Entrepreneurs at Sno-Isle Libraries
SCORE, Counselors to America's Small Business
Free business mentoring available at Edmonds, Freeland, Lynnwood, Marysville, and Monroe Libraries. Check the calendar for online registration.
Drop in Job Help

Every Wednesday at 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Sultan Library

Every Wednesday at 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Lynnwood Library

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Marysville Library
Watch a video about why you should consider apprenticeships as a career path, then go to one of our Entry to Apprenticeship classes to get started.
Contact Your Business Librarian!
Lead Librarian for Business, Kassy Rodeheaver
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