Learn how to start business at WSU workshop in Richland

RICHLAND -- Learn how to start a business in Benton and Franklin counties at a workshop presented Dec. 12 by the Washington State University Tri-Cities Business LINKS program.

The Start Smart workshop will answer questions 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?

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

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

Registration for this two-hour workshop costs $25 for up to two people.

Pre-register online at or call 509-372-7101.

The Start Smart workshop is repeated the second Monday of each month. 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.