Thinking of going into business for yourself? The Seattle Public Library has a free workshop where you can talk to experienced professionals and get resources to turn your idea into reality. The "Your Business — Start Smart" workshop takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125.

Library events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the branch parking lot.

Join local experts to learn about starting your own business. You'll hear from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Library and local business mentors. This workshop will cover:

  • Characteristics and motivations of entrepreneurs
  • Initial considerations, steps and planning
  • Market research tools
  • Financing options
  • Local resources for help