Grow your business

Whether you are just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, these resources will help you navigate finding customers, deal with legal matters, gaining new skills, and more.

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Build your internet presence

Social Media Marketing

There is no argument that an exciting yet consistent web presence helps you build brand recognition and customer loyalty. Stay on top of trends in social media marketing with these up-to-date library resources. View Full List

The Digital Marketing Handbook

Digital Branding

Introduction to Social Media Marketing

Financial & legal resources

Find customers

  • Gale Business: DemographicsNow - U.S. demographic data for gaining consumer and market insight.
  • ReferenceUSA - Job search, business research, and marketing database including more than 25 million business profiles & 267 million U.S. residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
  • Small Business Reference Center - Explore the Business Areas categories "Expanding a Business" and "Marketing & Public Relations" to identify suggestions on financing expansion, doing business abroad, and more.

Human Resources

  • Small Business Reference Center - Explore the Business Areas category to find information about "Employees," "Legal Issues," and "Management & Leadership Topics."
  •, opens a new window - Online tutorials covering everything from human resource fundamentals to thriving in an on-demand economy.

Personnel skills toolkit

  •, opens a new window - Video tutorials on software, web design, business/management skills, financial literacy, job/career skills, etc.
  • Learning Express, opens a new window – Interactive practice exams and guides for academic ((GED (also in Spanish), ACT, SAT, GRE)), U.S. citizenship, civil service, military, and professional licensing & certification tests.
  • Mango Languages - Instruction in more than 70 languages.

Chambers of Commerce

Locate your local chamber or business association to attend professional development trainings and network.

Snohomish County

Island County

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