North Idaho Events & Workshops

September

Friday, September 08, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Marketing is the engine of your business. What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any others? How much would they pay for your solution? Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. Understand what specific need you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.

Speaker: Idaho SBDC Coach

Fee: $ 29.00

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop gives an overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea. Learn about the business registration process and regulatory issues, as well as an overview of federal and state tax responsibilities.

Fee: $ 29.00

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Exit Strategies
Have you made preparation so that your Exit from the business is on your terms? You will learn how to prepare for your eventual EXIT so that your next chapter will be rewarding.

Fee: $ 29.00

Friday, September 15, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in your business for higher profit.

Fee: $ 29.00

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
A high-performance culture is essential for business success. Learn how to hire, train, and retain exceptional employees that will drive growth in your business.
Speaker: Idaho SBDC Coach

Fee: $ 29.00

Friday, September 22, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Financial statements require accurate and timely information to be useful in business. Business financials are not for paying taxes…they are essential for making good business decisions. Gain an understanding of essential financial statements and learn how to use them for business success.

Speaker: Idaho SBDC Business Coach

Fee: $ 29.00

Monday, September 25, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn to manage your business finances by creating various budgets using QuickBooks. This class will offer tips on gathering data for budgets and demonstrate how to use the following QuickBooks tools: reports, forecasting, balance sheet, and profit loss. At the end of the class you will be able to create and analyze budgets by month or year and customer. You must be familiar and able to work with QuickBooks. Computer lab course-every student will have a computer for hands-on learning.

Fee: $ 39.00

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Discover how to start and run a successful bookkeeping service. Discussion will cover newly enacted Internal Revenue Service requirements, marketing, and pricing your services

Fee: $ 39.00

Thursday, September 28, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn about email marketing best practices, and how to really engage to build awareness, revenue, or your brand.
Speaker: Jennifer Ferrero

Fee: $ 19.00

Friday, September 29, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Fundamentals
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Learn why planning is so crucial and the right way to chart a course for your business success. Discover the essential ingredients for developing meaningful goals and a plan that will help you and your team achieve them.

Fee: $ 29.00

October

Thursday, October 05, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Marketing is the engine of your business. What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any others? How much would they pay for your solution? Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. Understand what specific need you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.

Fee: $ 29.00

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop is specifically tailored to people just starting out with social media and social networking. This is an entry level, or beginner seminar. Sites we will explore include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. What you’ll learn in this workshop is how to become comfortable using your own Facebook profile, how to set up a Twitter account, and how to use LinkedIn.
This entry level class is a fit if you have just started your personal Facebook account but have no idea how to use it, if you don’t have a Twitter account and if you don’t have a LinkedIn profile.
Social Media for Small Business 101 helps you build a foundation for using social media for your business. The key to being successful on social media sites is to understand how they work on the personal side,

Fee: $ 39.00

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is the second in a series of seminars aimed to walk users through the process of learning social media and the applications for business. This course builds upon the 101 seminar by beginning the process of introducing the business tools offered by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
This workshop is a fit for you if you don’t have a Facebook Business Page, of if you have just set one up and need help understanding how to use it. It is also a fit if you are unsure how to set up a Twitter account and/or LinkedIn profile for your business.

Fee: $ 39.00

Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in your business for higher profit.

Fee: $ 29.00

Friday, October 20, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Technology Startups and Small Business Owners: Learn about Technology R&D Grants from SBIR, IGEM and INL.

Building upon the success of the National SBIR Road Tour stop at Boise State University in May, the Idaho SBDC has joined the Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Department of Commerce (IGEM) to bring a similar SBIR Road Tour to six different locations across Idaho. This tour begins Tuesday, August 1st with our first event at the Salmon Public library, and ends with a Lewiston/Post Falls trip in October.

Technology and Research Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners interested in learning about SBIR Government grants, IGEM grants and the Idaho National Laboratory can register to join us for an informative session, special speakers and 1-on-1 coaching with experts and business coaches.

Partners: Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Department of Commerce.

Speaker: Dave McEwen, Idaho SBIR; Stephanie Cook, INL; Carmen Achabal, Idaho Dept. of Commerce, IGEM; Connie Gardner, Idaho Dept. of Labor.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is the third in a series of social media seminars designed to help small business owners. The workshops teach, step by step, how to become comfortable using social media for small business.
This workshop has been developed for users who are comfortable using Facebook for both their personal and business needs, but are looking to begin developing a strategy. Additionally, this seminar covers Twitter and LinkedIn strategies for your small business.
After attending this workshop, you will have step by step instructions on how to build a Social Media Strategy to begin marketing your small business on social media sites.

Fee: $ 39.00

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop is the third in a series of social media seminars designed to help small business owners. The workshops teach, step by step, how to become comfortable using social media for small business.
This workshop has been developed for users who are comfortable using Facebook for both their personal and business needs, but are looking to begin developing a strategy. Additionally, this seminar covers Twitter and LinkedIn strategies for your small business.
After attending this workshop, you will have step by step instructions on how to build a Social Media Strategy to begin marketing your small business on social media sites.

Fee: $ 39.00

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Technology
In this workshop, we will cover steps you can take to minimize security holes in your systems, protect your client data and cyber security best practices you and your team can adopt and deploy.

Fee: $ 29.00

Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Financial statements require accurate and timely information to be useful in business. Business financials are not for paying taxes…they are essential for making good business decisions. Gain an understanding of essential financial statements and learn how to use them for business success.

Speaker: Idaho SBDC Business Coach

Fee: $ 29.00

Monday, October 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn the strategies that must be developed in order to effectively reach your unique market. How can you spend less yet reach more target customers?

Fee: $ 39.00

November

Thursday, November 02, 2017 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Learn why planning is so crucial and the right way to chart a course for your business success. Discover the essential ingredients for developing meaningful goals and a plan that will help you and your team achieve them.

Fee: $ 29.00

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing Employees
A high-performance culture is essential for business success. Learn how to hire, train, and retain exceptional employees that will drive growth in your business.

Fee: $ 29.00

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Marketing is the engine of your business. What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any others? How much would they pay for your solution? Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. Understand what specific need you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.

Speaker: ISBDC Coach

Fee: $ 29.00

Monday, November 13, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Special Interest
This workshop provides an introduction to identifying and protecting intellectual property. Different types of protections are explained including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and contracts. Participants will learn what can be protected and how to estimate costs

Fee: $ 39.00

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn about email marketing best practices, and how to really engage to build awareness, revenue, or your brand.
Speaker: Jennifer Ferrero

Fee: $ 19.00

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
The goal of this workshop is to help leaders and potential entrepreneurs learn to use a strategic tool called Business Model Canvas. It will help access and refine business ideas into a more viable concept more capable of launching and achieving scale.
Speaker: ISBDC Coach

Fee: $ 79.00

Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop gives an overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea. Learn about the business registration process and regulatory issues, as well as an overview of federal and state tax responsibilities.

Fee: $ 29.00

Friday, November 17, 2017 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
This workshop is a part of the “Building a Profitable Business Series” we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.

Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in your business for higher profit.

Speaker: ISBDC Coach

Fee: $ 29.00