Local business workshops

Crowdfunding

A crowdfunding workshop is being offered by the San Juan County Economic Development Council. Crowdfunding is a way for entrepreneurs to use online communities like Kickstarter to ask for monetary pledges from individuals.

The presentation is on Wednesday, Monday, Oct. 27 from 9 to 3 p.m. at Brickworks in Friday Harbor. Lunch is included.

The cost is $35 per person in advance. Registration is required: call 378-2906 or email info@sanjuansedc.org.

Social media

The San Juan County Arts Council presents a new workshop using social media to promote art, arts organization or arts facility, expand audience and enjoy doing it in less time than you thought possible.

The workshop will be held at the Lopez Library on Lopez Island, Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The workshop presenter, Robin Jacobson, is a media relations consultant, formerly with the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau.

Bring your smartphone, iPad, or laptop (not required but very helpful). Also, bring a bag lunch. Coffee, tea and bottled water will be provided by the arts council.

Transportation will be available at the Lopez Ferry Landing to take walk-ons to the workshop.

Cost of the workshop is $40 and class size is limited, so register early. To register or obtain a registration form, go to www.sjcartscouncil.org or email gerardw@rockisland.com or phone at 378-4961.