Business start-up workshop set Monday

Learn how to start a business in Benton and Franklin counties at a workshop Monday presented by the Washington State University Tri-Cities Business LINKS program.

The Start Smart workshop is at 6:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive.

The Start Smart workshop will focus on business plan basics, such as:

-- How much money will you need to start and run the business until it is profitable?

-- What are your options for getting money for your business?

-- What do you need to do to legally launch your business -- licenses, taxes and other issues?

-- How will you market your business?

The practical and interactive workshop is intended to help you save time and money by planning ahead. Participants develop an action plan and receive a step-by-step workbook.

Registration for the two-hour workshop costs $25 for up to two people. Pre-register online at or call 372-7101.