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Meet the Sno-Isle Libraries business teamDid you know that one of Sno-Isle Libraries' strategic priorities is "Strengthening our economy by supporting entrepreneurs and small business owners"?

Our Business Services Team is eager to help you!

We can use our library tools to find:

  • Customer mailing lists and competitor detail
  • Consumer expenditures on your product/service
  • Industry reports and SWOT analyses for your industry
  • Sample business plans for your business
  • Targeted marketing segments and demographic data
  • Preformatted templates and guidance to do financial projections
  • Current Trade Journal articles to find trends
  • Tutorials on SEO, building a website, marketing, managerial skills, and more!

Want to learn more? Schedule a Book a Librarian appointment at your local community library, or click Ask a question

Where do I start?

Whether you're just getting started with your business idea or you've been in business for years, we have resources that can help you. Choose from one of the topics below, or use the "Ask a Question" button to get in touch. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Join our meetup group

This meetup is for those current or future entrepreneurs or small business owners/ managers living in or around Snohomish and Island Counties. Meetup

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Stay up-to-date on business happenings in Snohomish and Island counties. We use this newsletter to promote our upcoming business classes, highlight library resources and tools that are of interest to small business owners and entrepreneurs, and more! If you'd like an idea of what you might find in our next newsletter, be sure to check out the archive of previous newsletters at the link below.

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Meet Emily Felt
Sno-Isle Libraries lead librarian for business services

Emily Felt, Lead Librarian for Business

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Featured List from the Business Bookshelf

Business Pros classes

Starting a Home Based Business - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Feb 06, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Nuts and Bolts of eCommerce - Business Pros

Freeland Library - Sat, Mar 09, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hashtag It: Social Media and the Small Entrepreneur - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Mar 13, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Getting A Great Website For the Average Business Owner - Business Pros

Freeland Library - Sat, Apr 13, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Your Business - Start Smart - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Apr 17, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Small Business - Business Pros

Coupeville Library - Wed, Apr 17, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Business Pros: Crowdsource Funding - Tips, Tricks and Traps

Lynnwood Library - Sat, Apr 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Your Business - Plan Smart - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, May 01, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Your Business - Finance Smart - Business Pros

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, May 15, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

SCORE Mentoring sessions

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Jan 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Jan 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Jan 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Jan 25, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Jan 25, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Al Bodero (bilingual)

Edmonds Library - Thu, Feb 07, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Al Bodero (bilingual)

Edmonds Library - Thu, Feb 07, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Al Bodero (bilingual)

Edmonds Library - Thu, Feb 07, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Feb 08, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Feb 08, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Ken Gunn

Edmonds Library - Sat, Feb 09, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Ken Gunn

Edmonds Library - Sat, Feb 09, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Ken Gunn

Edmonds Library - Sat, Feb 09, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Feb 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Feb 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Feb 13, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Feb 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Feb 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Feb 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Feb 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Marysville Library - Thu, Feb 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Marysville Library - Thu, Feb 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Marysville Library - Thu, Feb 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Feb 22, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Feb 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice copy

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Feb 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice copy

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Feb 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice copy

Lynnwood Library - Thu, Feb 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Al Bodero (bilingual)

Edmonds Library - Thu, Mar 07, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Al Bodero (bilingual)

Edmonds Library - Thu, Mar 07, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Al Bodero (bilingual)

Edmonds Library - Thu, Mar 07, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Mar 08, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

SCORE - One-on-one business advice

Freeland Library - Fri, Mar 08, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Ken Gunn

Edmonds Library - Sat, Mar 09, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Ken Gunn

Edmonds Library - Sat, Mar 09, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SCORE: One-on-One Business Advice - Mentor: Ken Gunn

Edmonds Library - Sat, Mar 09, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Mar 13, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Mar 13, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Mar 13, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

canceled - SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business

Mountlake Terrace Library - Wed, Mar 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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