Tri-Citians can learn how to start a business in Benton and Franklin counties at a 6:30 p.m. workshop Feb. 13.
The Start Smart workshop, presented by the Washington State University Tri-Cities Business LINKS program, will answer questions about business plan basics, such as money needed to start and run a business until it becomes profitable, options for getting money for a business, legal requirements to start a business and marketing.
Participants will develop an action plan and receive a step-by-step workbook.
The two-hour workshop will be at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive, Richland. The cost is $25 for up to two people. Register at ttricity.wsu.edu/links or call 372-7101. Space is limited.
The workshop is offered the second Monday of most months. The next two are March 12 and April 9. Start Smart is co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center/ Columbia Basin College, SCORE, the city of Richland and area chambers of commerce.