Chief problem solver, lead marketing genius, financial whiz… Running a small business means wearing a lot of hats. But the right business apps can make your life much easier – and help make your business more profitable. The problem is, there are thousands of apps to consider. Which ones are best for small businesses like yours? For answers to that and other questions about free resources for small businesses that the Salt Lake City Public Library offers, join us for “Essential Apps & Business Resources” on Feb. 25th from noon to 1:30pm.
This Wasatch Business Series lunch event begins with a brief discussion on how to weed through the seas of business apps to find the right one for your needs in a variety of areas including:
• Accounting and finance
• Inventory management
• POS and payments
• Time tracking and team management
• Customer relationship management
• Project management and organization
Next, Barbara Chavira with the Salt Lake City Library will guide us through the many valuable free resources that the library offers for small businesses. This includes the many resources for doing market research and classes for learning key business software.
Finally, we’ll take a brief tour of the library’s Creative Lab, which has a multitude of free resources to help you market your business.
Come enjoy a great lunch and learn how to get the best apps and resources to help your business grow in 2020!
Admission is $20/person and ticket must be purchased early as this event is limited to 60 attendees and tickets will sell out.
This event is hosted by the Utah Independent Business Coalition, the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber, and The Salt Lake City Public Library.
Date: Feb. 25, 2020
Location: Salt Lake City Main Library (4th floor conference space)
Order of Events:
11:45am – Check-in / Networking / Lunch is served
12:00pm – Opening remarks / Presentation begins – Tracey Dean & Doug Burton
12:10pm – “Essential Apps for Your Business” – Shala Dawn and Chris VanGarrett
12:30pm – Barbara Chavira on SLC Library’s Resources for Small Businesses
1:00pm – Tour of the Library’s Creative Lab
1:30pm – Closing remarks/Event ends
This is the second year of the Wasatch Business Series, a collaborative effort that is focused on bringing impactful networking and educational opportunities to business owners across the Wasatch Front.
The Wasatch Business Series is brought to you by the Utah Independent Business Coalition, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber, Holladay Chamber of Commerce, Sugar House Chamber of Commerce, Millcreek Business Council, South Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce, and the Murray Chamber of Commerce.
Shala Dawn and Chris VanGarrett of VanGarrett media.
Chris VanGarrett is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of VanGarrett Media, and an ambassador for the Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce. He cut his teeth in sales working for small startups, and was eventually asked to join the global sales force at Lenovo. After almost a decade running incredibly successful sales and influence campaigns at Lenovo, he realized that he wanted to make more of a difference in his own community. Along with his spouse Shala, he started VanGarrett Media, a social media marketing and consulting firm, which specializes in teaching small businesses how to communicate authentically with their customers.
Join us for “Unwind” this Thursday, February 27th! “Unwind” is a casual monthly meet-up, and an opportunity for local business owners to socialize and relax at the end of the workday. Unlike our educational events, Unwind is always free to attend and is open to anyone 21 and over. No need to register. Feel free to drop by for a drink and some good conversation with like-minded entrepreneurs and local, independent business owners.
Join us for “Unwind”, this Thursday, February 27th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Ruin (1215 Wilmington, SLC). We’d love to see you there.