North Central Events & Workshops

May

Wednesday, May 03, 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

Fee: $ 45.00

Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class will teach you Quickbooks 2016; a computerized accounting system that helps you record sales, invoice customers, record deposits, enter and track bills, and write checks.
Speaker: Janice Gobbi

Fee: $ 85.00

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Creating Customer Solutions, Channels, Cost vs Revenue, Marketing Content, Websites, Social Media, Google Optimization, and Productivity.

An hour break will be taken for lunch.

Speaker: Barbara Leachman

Fee: $ 60.00

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class will teach you QuickBooks 2016; a computerized accounting system that helps you record sales, invoice customers, record deposits, enter and track bills and write checks.
Speaker: Janice Gobbi

Fee: $ 80.00

Wednesday, May 10, 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

Fee: $ 45.00

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Existing and potential small business owners meeting regularly, receiving practical instruction and knowing the resources in their communities can make a difference in the businesses they launch and lead. A social and regional network consisting of peer entrepreneurs and supportive education, business and civic professionals can play an important role in improving opportunities for and addressing issues related to starting and growing a small business. Learn about networking models and techniques you may want to try. Includes light refreshments, door prizes, presentations from business development professionals, expertise from established local businesses, networking, and one-on-one consultations.
Speaker: Kathee Tifft, UI Extension Educator

Wednesday, May 17, 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. Local CPA, Su Brown, 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 will be covered. 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: Su Brown, CPA

Fee: $ 30.00

Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Fundamentals
While few of us are lucky enough to step on an elevator with a potential investor, the ‘elevator pitch’ refers to the quick presentation you would use to explain your business proposition before you reached the top floor. While we rarely give a pitch on an elevator, entrepreneurs are always pitching their ideas and being asked to sell a concept in a minute or two, so knowing what to say and how to structure a solid pitch is an essential for seeking agreement. Whether looking for venture capital, trying to sell a client, or applying for a job, you are going to be pitching. Life’s a Pitch — so learn how to do it right! Includes light refreshments, door prizes, presentations from business development professionals, expertise from established local businesses, networking, and one-on-one consultations.
Speaker: George Tanner, UI College of Business & Economics Faculty

Monday, May 22, 2017 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
A conversation and tour for small businesses. Why Outdoor Life Magazine rated Lewiston as the #1 small city? Why it matters to you? Who are your best customers? How you can get them in your door? What value do you provide your customers? How visitors see your business? A resource panel will include several local business owners and resource providers. A tour of several locally owned Main St. retailers is included and then refreshments and networking.
Speaker: Panel

Fee: $ 20.00

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Help your customers find your business, find your website, and communicate with you. What Google wants from you and what you can get from Google–for free. Includes light refreshments, door prizes, presentations from business development professionals, expertise from established local businesses, networking, and one-on-one consultations.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman, Idaho SBDC Director

Wednesday, May 24, 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: Su Brown, CPA

Fee: $ 30.00

Thursday, May 25, 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. Includes light refreshments, door prizes, presentations from business development professionals, expertise from established local businesses, networking, and one-on-one consultations.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher, Idaho SBDC Business Consultant

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
The holy grail of attracting, growing, and keeping a loyal customer base has baffled small businesses for decades. Even when a business is exceeding revenue targets, they are often uncertain as to why. And no one can confidently build a business upon uncertainty. This seminar aims to unpack the essential recipe and process that can be confidently applied to creating or remaking your business model. You will come away with a keen understanding of your prime customer segments and how to harness your core resources to optimize that understanding. Includes light refreshments, door prizes, presentations from business development professionals, expertise from established local businesses, networking, and one-on-one consultations.
Speaker: Todd Broadman, Idaho SBDC Business Consultant

June

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Su Brown, CPA

Fee: $ 60.00

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Su Brown, CPA

Fee: $ 45.00