Southwest Idaho Events & Workshops

April

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Business Base Camp is an interactive two-hour workshop that helps vet the feasibility of your business idea. The first part of the workshop focuses on the fundamental things you need to know before starting any business. The second part of the workshop uses the Business Model Canvas to look at your idea from may different perspectives in order to give you the tools you need do determine whether or not it will be successful.
Speaker: Kim Sherman-Labrum, Steve Miller

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, 10 sessions ending Wednesday, June 21
Topic: Business Fundamentals
This 10 week intensive course takes entrepreneurs through the essentials of how to model a business. We create small groups of entrepreneurs that meet every week in focused learning sessions. This course will keep your startup moving forward. The course covers:

Business Model Generation
Value Proposition and Customer Segment Matching
Creating a Hypothesis and testing it
Creating a Minimum Viable Product
Customer Creation
Organization Building

Speaker: Doug Covey, Steve Miller, Will Fowler

Fee: $ 500.00

Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
You know you should be on social media for your business or non-profit. You know it can help you drive more new and repeat business for your organization. But, do you know why? Do you know which social media platform will have the biggest bang for your buck? And when you start your profile, do you know what to say and how to grow your following? This session will answer all of those questions and more!

Let us help you:
• Determine the platform that’s right for you and your organization
• Announce your presence and build your network
• Create and share content that encourages action
• Understand social media advertising and learn your options
• Convert social media leads into potential customers by growing your email list

From understanding the different social media platforms, to choosing what to say and where to say it, this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective social media marketing for you. You don’t have to be on every platform, and you don’t have to make every post by yourself. Let us make social media easy – join us!

Speaker: Christina Lenkowski, Tartan Bee Communications

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Join us for a hands-on workshop that will teach you to use the B Corp Impact Assessment Survey. In collaboration with our local B Corporation community, we’ll show you how to assess, compare, and implement strategic and operational changes in your business that can have economic, social and environmental impacts, and help you become a more sustainable company. A light breakfast will be provided.

Friday, April 28, 2017 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class applies to QuickBooks for Windows Pro, Premier, and Enterprise versions.

This class is a combination section of Beginning & Intermediate Quickbooks. By registering for this section, you save $30 and are enrolled in both sections of the class.

Katey O’Brien is QuickBooks Training Certified Instructor as well as owning her own bookkeeping and payroll business, 1st Point Bookkeeping.

Speaker: Katey O’Brien, 1st Point Bookkeeeping

Fee: $ 100.00

Friday, April 28, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class applies to QuickBooks for Windows Pro, Premier, and Enterprise versions.

Starting off the use of QuickBooks with a solid foundation will help you make the most of this powerful accounting software. The class is targeted for the small business owner or entrepreneur to show you how Quickbooks can work for your small business.

Participants in the hands-on workshop will be taught lessons on the following topics:

• Getting Started and Setting up QuickBooks
• Working With Lists
• Working With Bank Accounts
• Using Other Accounts in QuickBooks
• Entering Sales Information (including the basics of invoicing)
• Receiving Payments and Making Deposits
• Entering and Paying Bills

You can register for the combination class and save $30.

Speaker: Katey O’Brien is a QuickBooks Trained Certified Instructor as well as owning her own bookkeeping and payroll business, 1st Point Bookkeeping.

Fee: $ 65.00

Friday, April 28, 2017 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Teaching workshop participants how to take QuickBooks to an advanced level is the purpose of Intermediate QuickBooks. This class is targeted for the small business owner or entrepreneur and how QuickBooks can work with your small business.

• Analyzing Financial Data
• Setting up Inventory
• Tracking and Paying Sales Tax
• Doing Payroll with QuickBooks
• Tracking Time
• Estimating and Progress Invoicing
• Customizing Forms and Writing QuickBooks Letters

You can register for the combination class and save $30.

Speaker: Katey O’Brien is a QuickBooks Trained Certified Instructor as well as owning her own bookkeeping and payroll business, 1st Point Bookkeeping.

Fee: $ 65.00

May

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Business Base Camp is an interactive two-hour workshop that helps vet the feasibility of your business idea. The first part of the workshop focuses on the fundamental things you need to know before starting any business. The second part of the workshop uses the Business Model Canvas to look at your idea from may different perspectives in order to give you the tools you need do determine whether or not it will be successful.
Speaker: Will Fowler, Doug Covey

Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This class applies to QuickBooks for Windows Pro, Premier, and Enterprise versions.

This class is a combination section of Beginning & Intermediate Quickbooks. By registering for this section, you save $30 and are enrolled in both sections of the class.

Katey O’Brien is QuickBooks Training Certified Instructor as well as owning her own bookkeeping and payroll business, 1st Point Bookkeeping.

Speaker: Katey O’Brien, 1st Point Bookkeeeping

Fee: $ 100.00

Friday, May 12, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Starting off the use of QuickBooks with a solid foundation will help you make the most of this powerful accounting software. The class is targeted for the small business owner or entrepreneur to show you how Quickbooks can work for your small business.

Participants in the hands-on workshop will be taught lessons on the following topics:

• Getting Started and Setting up QuickBooks
• Working With Lists
• Working With Bank Accounts
• Using Other Accounts in QuickBooks
• Entering Sales Information (including the basics of invoicing)
• Receiving Payments and Making Deposits
• Entering and Paying Bills

You can register for the combination class and save $30.

Speaker: Katey O’Brien is a QuickBooks Trained Certified Instructor as well as owning her own bookkeeping and payroll business, 1st Point Bookkeeping.

Fee: $ 65.00

Friday, May 12, 2017 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Teaching workshop participants how to take QuickBooks to an advanced level is the purpose of Intermediate QuickBooks. This class is targeted for the small business owner or entrepreneur and how QuickBooks can work with your small business.

• Analyzing Financial Data
• Setting up Inventory
• Tracking and Paying Sales Tax
• Doing Payroll with QuickBooks
• Tracking Time
• Estimating and Progress Invoicing
• Customizing Forms and Writing QuickBooks Letters

You can register for the combination class and save $30.

Speaker: Katey O’Brien is a QuickBooks Trained Certified Instructor as well as owning her own bookkeeping and payroll business, 1st Point Bookkeeping.

Fee: $ 65.00

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Is marketing a mystery? Don’t understand the difference between a social media and a SWOT? In this class, we will demystify the discipline of marketing in terms you will understand and be able to use in your business.

Some of the topics we’ll cover:
-SWOT Analysis
-What is your marketing mix?
-Social media
-Marketing plan

Join us for this interactive session that will help learn tips and techniques to take back to your business and use today!

Speaker: Steve Miller, Business Consultant, Idaho SBDC; Kim Sherman-Labrum, Associate Business Consultant, Idaho SBDC

Fee: $ 20.00

June

Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Hiring. Daunting? Not so.

In this class, we will take a couple of hours to help you break this big process into edible pieces. We will start with some simple recruiting tips, some helpful selection tricks, and offer the best known methods for retaining your best employees. We will also discuss a critical and often under utilized process called ‘on-boarding’ so that you can help make your newest employee’s transition to productive team members and take as little time as possible. Employees can be a great investment into your company. Adding just the right team member, at just the right time can make a great positive impact.

Speaker: Patrick Crow
Training Manager, Micron Technology
Kepner Tregoe, Program Leader
President, Walking J Companies

Fee: $ 20.00