CANCELLED JumpStart with Mark Pond Know Your Industry. Know Your Customers.
StartUp Spokane and the Spokane Public Library have partnered to bring you the JumpStart Event series! The goal of this series is to feature our own local entrepreneurs who will share tips, tricks and stories about how to become and stay successful. This is your opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs and passionate individuals. Register now to engage with our network of professionals who are enthusiastic about helping you start or grow your business!
Come take the deep dive on industry research and customer discovery. We'll cover B2B as well as B2C business needs.
Since 2006, Mark Pond has been the Business Research Librarian with the Spokane Public Library. From 1998-2006, Mark worked in a similar capacity for the Seattle Public Library as well as the University of Washington Libraries.
In the course of his work at the Spokane Public Library, Mark has built a world-class collection of freely available business research tools. Ranging from competitive analysis to sales lead development to retail site selection to demographics research to on-demand workforce education, the Spokane Public Library has amassed a set of business research resources that is unmatched in the public library world. In recognition of this work, Mark was the 2021 recipient of the American Library Association's BRASS Excellence in Business Librarianship award.
A lot of peope are saying that public libraries are destined to save the world. Mark agrees with them.