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WSU Tri Cities helping people wanting to start a business

WSU Tri Cities helping people wanting to start a small business

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- Washington State University Tri Cities is helping potential business owners start out on the right foot.

Leaders of the school's Business LINKS program are hosting a series of what are called "Start Smart" workshops to answer some of the important questions people have who are thinking of starting a small business.

 LoAnn Ayers/Director of Business LINKS: "There's a lot of interest in people wanting to start their own businesses in the Tri Cities," said LoAnn Ayers, director of Business LINKS.

"they really love living here and they see business opportunities they think they can fill, but they don't necessarily have the knowledge about what does it take to be legal, how do I get money, how much money will I need and who's out there to help me and so these classes are a way of answering those questions in a more efficient way," said Ayers.

The "Start Smart" workshops are co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center/Columbia Basin College, SCORE and the four Chambers of Commerce.

They're offered the second Monday of every month.  The next three are April 11th, May 9th and June 13th.

They're led by experienced entrepreneurs.

You can pre-register online at www.tricity.wsu.edu/links or call 372-7101.

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