North Central Events & Workshops

September

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: eCommerce
What is the purpose of your website? How can you make it better? This hands-on class will help you tailor your website content to your customers. If you work with a website developer, you will be able to communicate improvements. Make your website valuable to your potential customers, solve their problems, provide calls to action, get more visitors, and build trust.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 20.00

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Free and low-cost methods to attract customers and increase interactions, claim your place on the map, and analyze your search engine results.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 20.00

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this workshop, we will look at keeping score, records, accounting, information for decision making, cash, taxes, credit, raising capital, and making deals.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 20.00

Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Accurate and timely books can be critical to success. The IRS, lenders, potential buyers, and good decision making all require good bookkeeping. QuickBooks training can give you a competitive edge by providing you the record keeping tools to track what’s working and where you can improve. In this 2 part basics class, you will learn how to create a company file from scratch; add customers, vendors, products and services; manage and reconcile bank accounts and credit cards. This is a hands-on course held in our computer lab where you will be completing training exercises along with the instructor. A copy of the lab manual in DVD format is yours to keep for future reference.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 45.00

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this class you will learn about the various types of reports and graphs QuickBooks offers and how to create them. What do the reports mean and how are they used for financial management? Learn how to customize reports by modifying filters and moving or adding columns. Tips and troubleshooting will be discussed as well as how to memorize your favorite reports.
Speaker: Su Brown, CPA

Fee: $ 30.00

Thursday, September 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This is Part 2 of the QuickBooks Basics class. We will continue where we left off in Part 1 focusing on entering sales, receiving payments, recording deposits, entering and paying bills, setting up inventory items, tracking and paying sales tax and reviewing important financial reports.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 45.00

October

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
What are your financial statements telling you? How does your business compare with others in your industry? How can you use financial ratios for better management and efficiency? What do lenders look for? This session will focus on financial management and improving your business performance.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher

Fee: $ 20.00

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this workshop, we will discuss common business expenses that are tax deductible and the general rules for deducting those expenses. When are meal, travel and entertainment expenses tax deductible? What is the difference between employees and independent contractors? Should you take an in-home office deduction? What constitutes advertising? Can I deduct mileage expenses?
Speaker: Su Brown, CPA

Fee: $ 20.00

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
How do I get people to my website and once there, take the next step? This hands-on class will help you tailor your website content, social media, the map, SEO, ad-words, analytics, and more. If you hired somebody to develop your website and are not interested in making changes yourself, that’s fine. You’ll still learn information to discuss with your developer. If you have a business, this workshop could make the difference.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 35.00

Thursday, October 19, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Technology
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 Department of Commerce, IGEM; Connie Gardner, Idaho Dept. of Labor.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
Making predictions, research, cash vs. profit, capital needs, breaking even, testing, and feasibility analysis.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 20.00

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to use payroll services through QuickBooks in this 2 part course. Accounting specialist, Janice Gobbi, will introduce you to the structure of paychecks, employer and employee taxes, payroll forms and payment schedules. Setting up chart of accounts for payroll liabilities and salary/wage expense for easier management. You will also learn how to enter employees and timesheets, process paychecks, and generate payroll forms and reports. Idaho and Washington payroll requirements will be discussed, as well as other payroll deductions.
Speaker: Janice Gobbi

Fee: $ 30.00

November

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This is Part 2 of QuickBooks Payroll. You will continue to work on setting up employees correctly, adding payroll items, taxes and deductions, time tracking, generating payroll checks, and payroll reports. Gain further understanding of payroll expenses and liability accounts.
Speaker: Janice Gobbi

Fee: $ 30.00

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:00 AM
Topic: Business Fundamentals
Nine blocks on one page to help you plan and communicate about your business. Start with your customers and the value your business provides. Consider how you reach your customers and the messages you convey. Make predictions and calculate revenue and expenses. Research, test, evaluate, and make good decisions.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 20.00

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Are you planning for replacement of a key employee, preparing a strategy for passing your business down to family, or just grooming for possible successors? This workshop will help you get the answer you are looking for.
Speaker: Chris Moore, Creason, Moore, Dokken and Geidl, PLLC

Fee: $ 20.00