Events/Workshops

  
  
    

May

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
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The Idaho SBDC in conjunction with the Nampa Chamber of Commerce are proud to bring nationally known speaker, Eric Spellmann, to the Treasure Valley for Small Business Week. During his visit, Eric will bring his high energy and creative approach to small business owners and help them be more successful whether they are marketing online, offline or both. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this dynamic speaker in person.
Speaker: Eric Spellmann, Spellmann & Associates
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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The Idaho SBDC in conjunction with the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Boise Association, Small Business Administration are proud to bring nationally known speaker, Eric Spellmann, to the Treasure Valley for Small Business Week. During his visit, Eric will bring his high energy and creative approach to small business owners and help them be more successful whether they are marketing online, offline or both. Don't miss this opportunity to hear this dynamic speaker in person.
Speaker: Eric Spellmann, Spellmann & Associates
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Set your own hours. Enjoy flexibility and control. Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing Home-Based Franchises. We’ll feature some of the most exciting franchise concepts in this category and they’ll introduce their business models, describe their ideal candidates, and give you an idea whether an opportunity like this may be right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Franchisors. You’ll discover: Specialty franchise opportunities in different industries that you can own and operate from home How to capitalize on your strengths to find your ideal business to run Franchise financing options What it takes to be a successful business owner Questions? Contact Emily Anderson at eanderson@frannet.com or 408.829.6444.
Speaker: Emily Anderson, FranNet of Oregon
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business Base Camp is a two hour interactive workshop aimed at discovering the feasibility of your business idea. The first section covers the topics every new business must know. The second half covers using the Business Model Canvas to test the feasibility of your idea.
Speaker: Will Fowler, Steve Miller
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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As you consider business ownership, you have three options: start from scratch, buy an established business, or invest in a franchise. It’s an important decision and this educational workshop will help you evaluate your options as Blair Nicol, a franchise consultant with FranNet, explains how you can safely evaluate, select, finance and succeed in a franchise business. Join us and discover whether franchising might just be a good career alternative for you.
Speaker: Blair Nicol, FranNet
Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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How do you find the best employees for your team? Making a perfect hiring decision is difficult and doing it wrong is costly. How do you find the A player when they don't look at job ads or postings? Let Nic Kawaguchi of Pacific Century, walk you through how to ask the right questions, find the best places to look and most importantly, find that A player who will be a perfect fit for you and your business. After attending this informative session, you will leave with valuable tools to make your hiring process a joy and not a chore.
Speaker: Nic Kawaguchi, Pacific Century.
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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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 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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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, May 20, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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This class applies to QuickBooks for Windows Pro, Premier, and Enterprise versions. 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
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Fundamentals
This 9 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: Will Fowler, Doug Covey
Fee: $ 500.00
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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This class applies to QuickBooks for online users only. If you are looking for the desktop version, please see our Beginning or Intermediate classes. 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 this 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
Speaker: Katey O'Brien, 1st Point Bookkeeping
Fee: $ 50.00

June

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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You’re invited! The Business Essentials Summit is a free, one-day event for new or aspiring business owners and business professionals where you will learn success strategies to start, grow or innovate your business. • Attend interactive sessions presented by experts on marketing, social media, business law, taxes, financing, innovation, business space, hiring talent and more. • Get inspired hearing "How I did it" stories from local founders and CEOs during keynote presentations. • Network with local entrepreneurs as well as leaders from Buy Idaho, Trailhead Boise, Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, Women Business Center, SCORE, Idaho Industrial Commission, Idaho Department of Labor, IRS, Idaho State Tax Commission, Idaho Housing & Finance and Zions Bank. Space is limited, so you must register in advance to reserve a seat. Registration includes a complimentary lunch.
Speaker: Buy Idaho, Trailhead Boise, Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, Women Business Center, SCORE, Idaho Industrial Commission, Idaho Department of Labor, IRS, Idaho State Tax Commission, Idaho Housing & Finance and Zions Bank.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Looking to own a business with your spouse? Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing typical Husband & Wife Owned Franchises. We’ll feature some of the most exciting franchise concepts in this category and they’ll introduce their business models, describe their ideal candidates, and give you an idea whether an opportunity like this may be right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Franchisors. You’ll discover: Husband & wife franchise options in different industries How to capitalize on your strengths as a couple to find an ideal business to run Franchise financing options What it takes to be a successful business owner and becoming business partners with your spouse Questions? Contact Emily Anderson at eanderson@frannet.com or 408.829.6444.
Speaker: Roxanne Rapske, FranNet of San Diego
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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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, Steve Miller

July

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Please join us for a completely free session on how to get your business online, getting found on Google search and maps as well as other resources available to the small business owner. Let us introduce your business to the power of Google resources to small businesses. The web isn't just for the big companies anymore, it's now in the hands of small and medium size businesses and is making the difference in profitability and competition. Google wants every business online and they are making it easier with tools and training for entrepreneurs. Attendees can bring their mobile devices or laptops for a more hands-on experience, or they can just relax and listen. Join us for a great time and some cool Google swag!
Speaker: JP Chastain, Cyberpsychology & Marketing; Kim Sherman-Labrum, Idaho SBDC
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Money In ? Money Out. There is no correlation between the cost of a business and potential return. Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing Low-Cost Franchises. We’ll feature some of the most exciting franchise concepts in this category and they’ll introduce their business models, describe their ideal candidates, and give you an idea whether an opportunity like this may be right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Franchisors. You’ll discover: Franchise opportunities in different industries that have low start-up cost How to capitalize on your strengths to find your ideal business to run Franchise financing options What it takes to be a successful business owner Questions? Contact Emily Anderson at eanderson@frannet.com or 408.829.6444.
Speaker: Page Nicol, FranNet of Southern California
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business Base Camp is a two hour interactive workshop aimed at discovering the feasibility of your business idea. The first section covers the topics every new business must know. The second half covers using the Business Model Canvas to test the feasibility of your idea.
Speaker: Will Fowler, Steve Miller
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Are you letting some of your leads and prospects go stale? Do you lose contact with past customers? Email is a powerful marketing tool that can revolutionize the way you connect with prospects and customers. It can dramatically increase business growth and success! In this Constant Contact presentation, you will learn: • How to never send spam • What your customers want from your emails • Get your emails opened and read • 7 ways to grow your list • Best practices for success • Powerful data and what it means You will leave feeling prepared and motivated to get the most out of your email marketing!
Speaker: Lisa Smith is a speaker, trainer and founder of 7-Touch Marketing. She teaches small businesses how to use email and social media to build relationships, nurture leads and make more sales! As an Authorized Local Expert with Constant Contact, she delivers free seminars all over the northwest. Lisa is a popular national speaker and trainer. She taught Franklin Covey seminars for 13 years, and has trained over 40,000 business people how to be more successful in business. She founded 7-Touch Marketing in 2011 in order to help small business use cost-effective digital marketing resources to get better business results. Lisa lives in the charming town of Sisters, Oregon, with her husband and 2 pets. With her son moving on to college, she is currently suffering the symptoms of New Empty-Nester Syndrome.
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
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What do your customers remember about working with you? Doing a good job and meeting expectations isn't enough anymore. In the new social marketing world, you have to wow them. Give them something terrific to talk about! You will learn: · What is Wow and how to create it · Understanding the lifetime value of a customer · How to get people talking about your business—in the best way! · The Wow Cycle: Wow, Entice, Engage, Repeat · Systematize, automate and embed: how to consistently deliver your Wow · How to use wow to grow your business Begin now to create Wow experiences that are sustainable, consistent, and that people will talk about!
Speaker: Lisa Smith, 7-Touch Marketing
Fee: $ 25.00