Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This workshop combines classroom and hands-on training to assist in the compliance with federal and state requirements for paint stripping and surface coating operations in auto body shops. Operators will be trained in Spray Techniques Analysis and Research (STAR®) virtual reality program that addresses the following: • The importance of gun adjustments to achieve proper air and fluid pressure • The importance of good equipment maintenance • Calibration and use of the LaserTouch™ technology • Proper spray gun distance and orientation • Spray overlap and edge painting techniques to achieve maximum efficiency Participants completing the workshop will be provided with a certificate that demonstrates compliance with the training requirements of the federal Surface Coatings regulations. Who Should Attend? -Collision Repair Shops -Automobile service facilities with paint booths -Any business that applies paint or coating to metal, plastic or wood Why Attend? -Fine tune skills -Increase worker safety -Reduce costs and improve efficiency -Improve air quality -Receive training certification required by EPA regulations Don't miss these opportunities! -Understand the federal emission standards for the application of paint and coatings -Receive hands-on training in the virtual paint booth to improve your painting technique -Hear about best practices for spray painting, paint mixing, preparation and cleanup -Become well informed about health and safety in the shop -Learn about the Idaho DEQ's general air quality permit for auto body shops and get up-to-date on DEQ regulations
Speaker: Kenneth Grim, Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center; Ben Jarvis, Idaho DEQ, Pollution Prevention
Fee: $ 35.00

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This workshop is designed for those who have QuickBooks experience or who have completed QuickBooks Basics 1 and 2. More advanced accounting tools will be covered including job costing, cash flow projections, journal entries, controls, and figuring out how to fix what went wrong.
Speaker: Su Brown, CPA
Fee: $ 40.00
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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: $ 40.00
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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: $ 40.00

Business Fundamentals

On Demand, available until December 31
Failure to plan is the key reason why 80% of small businesses close their doors. This online course focuses on the art of business practices, such as management, marketing, financials, and growth strategies, while producing a comprehensive business plan to guide business expansion, decisions and activities. This course is an on-going, rolling start course. Enrollment is accepted throughout the year and designed to span a 12 week session. Scholarships up to $325.00 may be available for eligible participants.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher, Instructor
Fee: $ 485.00

Managing Employees

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
" Indispensable" is based on the best-selling book of the same name by David Cottrell "Indispensable". When oppertunity knocks in the workplace, most people don't know how to seize it. This session is designed to show you exactly how to spot and master your next great professional oppertunity. Most of us already have the tools. Indispensable teaches you how to use them to position yourself for career success. It teaches you how to transform your on-the-job persona to become the person who succeeds first and fastest. No matter what your title is, you'll be equipped to navigate the trickiest workplaces and position yourself for growth at every turn. You'll put yourself in the spotlight and become the individual everyone else admires and wants to be.
Speaker: Jack Smalley, SPHR Express Employment Professionals
Fee: $ 25.00

Marketing and Sales

Friday, May 02, 2014 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Learn how to choose between Amazon fulfillment programs, understand commissions, write better descriptions, select the right images, list your product, ship without headaches, and figure out the communication protocols. This will be a hands on workshop. The instructor brings experience in selling on Amazon as well as a background in high tech and entrepreneurship. Plan to bring descriptions and images of your product(s) for class feedback.
Speaker: Aziz Makhani, MBA
Fee: $ 30.00