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Start Smart workshop, 6 p.m., Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Get solid advice on how to launch a small business at the Start Smart workshop on April 8.

This easy-to-understand session covers the basics of starting a business, from initial financing to getting the right licenses.

The Start Smart workshop starts at 6 p.m. It is presented by the Washington State University Tri-Cities Business LINKS program. It is held in TRIDEC’s Bechtel Room, inside the Tri-Cities Business & Visitor Center, 7130 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick.

The cost is $25 for up to two people. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required at or call 509-372-7606.

The three-hour workshop is designed for those who want to start a business in Benton and Franklin counties. Topics focus on business plan basics and practical issues, including:

· How much money you need to run the business until it is profitable.
· Your options for getting money for your business.
· Things you need to do to legally launch your business — licenses, taxes, and other issues.
· Ideas on how to market your business.

This practical and interactive workshop helps a small-business owner save time and money by planning ahead. Participants develop an action plan and receive a step-by-step workbook.

The workshop will be repeated on July 8. Start Smart is co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center/Columbia Basin College, SCORE, the City of Richland, and the four Chambers of Commerce.

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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm