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‘Business Pros’ series looking for 2018 presenters

Originally published Nov. 6, 2017

A good business depends on good people.

Sno-Isle Libraries’ successful “Business Pros”  series is no different. The ongoing series of workshops, classes, lectures and presentations is popular because local business experts are sharing their secrets for success.

The 2018 series is taking shape now with applications open for those who want to share their expertise. Successful applicants will help future entrepreneurs and current business owners develop new skills that will assist them in starting and growing a business.

This process only happens once a year, so interested presenters must act now to take advantage of this opportunity.

Proposals for the series should cover a step of starting or running a business and include learning outcomes that can be measured in a post-event survey. Learning outcomes are statements of what attendees will know or be able to do by the end of the event. These statements often start with, “By the end of the session attendees will ..."

Session topics of particular interest include:

  • General marketing
  • Social media marketing beyond Facebook
  • How to start a business
  • Crowdfunding
  • Customer service

Parameters for proposals include:

  • Must be submitted through the online form.
  • Sessions should range from 1-3 hours in length. The best-attended sessions in 2016-17 were under 2 hours.
  • Presentations must have learning outcomes.
  • Presentations may include contact information for the presenter.
  • Sno-Isle Libraries will not provide presenters with a list of registered attendees due to privacy policies.
  • Sno-Isle Libraries will market classes to the public and presenters are encouraged to promote to their networks.
  • A contract with Sno-Isle Libraries is required to ensure engagement and payment.

For more information, contact Emily Felt, librarian at the Monroe Library,, 360-794-7851 x4132.  

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