Warning: include(include/myFunctions.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php on line 3 Call Stack: 0.0443 640240 1. {main}() /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:0 0.0521 647880 2. include('/var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php') /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:1 Warning: include(): Failed opening 'include/myFunctions.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/var/www/includes:/opt/ZendFramework/library') in /var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php on line 3 Call Stack: 0.0443 640240 1. {main}() /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:0 0.0521 647880 2. include('/var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php') /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:1 StartZone Warning: include(include/functions.js): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php on line 16 Call Stack: 0.0443 640240 1. {main}() /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:0 0.0521 647880 2. include('/var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php') /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:1 Warning: include(): Failed opening 'include/functions.js' for inclusion (include_path='.:/var/www/includes:/opt/ZendFramework/library') in /var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php on line 16 Call Stack: 0.0443 640240 1. {main}() /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:0 0.0521 647880 2. include('/var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php') /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:1
Warning: include(include/leftnav.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php on line 73 Call Stack: 0.0443 640240 1. {main}() /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:0 0.0521 647880 2. include('/var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php') /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:1 Warning: include(): Failed opening 'include/leftnav.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/var/www/includes:/opt/ZendFramework/library') in /var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php on line 73 Call Stack: 0.0443 640240 1. {main}() /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:0 0.0521 647880 2. include('/var/www/live/startzone/include/head.php') /var/www/live/startzone/faqs/faq2.php:1  

Marketing Your Business 

QWhere do I do this research?
AOne of the answers might sound quite antiquated in today's world of the Internet. But, one of the best sources of information is your public library or a local college library. The reference librarians are helpful and can assist you in finding much of the material you need. The libraries are also wired well and there are those that can help you with electronic access. The Spokane Public Library is an excellent example of helpful staff and a web site that links to regional demographic information. Besides libraries and Internet sites, you can learn about marketing from others including other business owners, educational offerings, seminars, professional organizations, etc. Specifically, you can contact your local Small Business Development Center for counseling, classes, referrals and access to primary and secondary research.
Other sources of information and assistance:

  • Government
  • Education
  • Local
    • Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber of Commerce is a useful resource in learning about your community and the business climate there. There are numerous chambers in Washington and in same areas there are several serving an area. For information and assistance contact your local Chamber.
    • EDC: Economic Development Councils are established as private non-profit corporations. These are established as partnerships between private sector business and the public sector. EDC's foster sustainable business development including job creation and retention. EDC's also develop community profiles that provide valuable information for developing and evaluating your marketing plan.

 


 

Highline logo - link to Highline home page

2400 S. 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-3710
TTY/TDD  (206) 870-4853

Page last updated: October 11 2013

Back to Top :: Home Page :: Staff Login

This web site was developed by and is maintained by StartZone.  If you have questions or concerns about the content, please contact us.

Highline College Web Coordinator: webmaster@highline.edu

Privacy Policy | Public Disclosure