Sno-Isle Libraries brings business resources to Seattle expo

Sno-Isle Libraries Lead Business Librarian Kassy Rodeheaver (center) speaks with two attendees at the Seattle Business Expo, July 13, 2017. Photo gallery

Business was brisk at the Sno-Isle Libraries booth for the Seattle Small Business Expo.

“We’ve been very busy, basically non-stop,” said Kassy Rodeheaver, Lead Librarian for Business Services, taking a quick break from answering questions by attendees at the July 13 event in the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. “We’re showing how to use some of the free resources available through the library such as AtoZdatabases and answering marketing questions.”

Rodeheaver brings business support services to entrepreneurs and small-business owners as part of Sno-Isle Libraries’ strategic priorities. There is no charge for the services, as long as the person has a library card, which is also free.

“Even if someone doesn’t live in the Sno-Isle Libraries service area, they are likely eligible for our card,” Rodeheaver said. The library district includes most of Snohomish and Island counties. State residents who live in any area that financially supports a public library of its own are also eligible for a free Sno-Isle Libraries card.

Rodeheaver has also put together a series of Business Pros classes  that run now through December. The classes are listed on Sno-Isle Libraries’ events and classes calendar and for entrepreneurs.