Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:00 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: $ 45.00
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 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: $ 45.00

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.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher, Instructor
Fee: $ 485.00
Friday, October 16, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
What is your goal? Develop a plan in just 30 minutes to take you down the road to success. Whether business or personal, this one hour workshop shows you how to be ready to implement fast.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman
Monday, October 19, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Knowing more about the legal aspects of business could help you avoid problems. Business Structures, Intellectual Property, Liens, Liability Waivers, Indemnification, Employees, Collecting Debts, and Contracts will be included. This workshop is being hosted at Jollymore's downtown Lewiston, Idaho
Speaker: Sam Creason and Paul Burris from Creason, Moore, Dokken, & Geidl, PLLC
Thursday, October 22, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
A half-day orientation on registrations, certifications, processes, and resources. Information will be provided on how to locate projects to bid, what kind of licenses and registrations are needed, and what kind of business certifications are available.
Speaker: Lee Velten
Friday, October 23, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
A half-day orientation on registrations, certifications, processes, and resources. Information will be provided on how to locate projects to bid, what kind of licenses and registrations are needed, and what kind of business certifications are available.
Monday, October 26, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Getting your website seen by your potential customers can be a challenge. Our guest instructor makes a business of optimizing his client’s websites so the search engines rank them higher. This workshop will give you a better understanding of search engines and website marketing.
Speaker: Jeff Purcell, Inland Solutions
Monday, November 16, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This workshop is designed to help you decide whether franchise ownership is right for you. You'll learn how to safely select, evaluate, finance and succeed in a franchise business, as well as gain insight into top industry sectors likely to perform well now and over the next few years
Speaker: Charlie Magee of FranNet

Exit Strategies

Monday, November 02, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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

Marketing and Sales

Monday, October 12, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
What you need to know. How you need to plan. How to maximize your advertising dollars. The in and outs of every advertising opportunity, from traditional radio, TV, print and billboard, to website, social media and digital.
Speaker: John Roy
Monday, November 09, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
This workshop will focus on customer service and sales. We will start by going over the three P’s of business, how those P’s relate to the five A’s of customer service, and conclude with the ABC’s of sales. Subjects will include identifying and understanding your customers, building customer loyalty by utilizing hiring practices, training opportunities, and sales techniques. The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to build your business around customer service and sales from the ground up.
Speaker: Douglas F. Cruthirds


Thursday, November 12, 2015 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Lean organizations satisfy their customers by working to eliminate anything that does not add customer value to their products or services. Lean helps companies improve plant processes, efficiency, safety, production, delivery times, customer service and employee morale. This can lead to fewer mistakes, less work in process and lower employee turnover. To register, please visit or contact Shelly at (208) 426-3764 or at
Speaker: Gene Hamacher

Tax Planning

Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
This workshop will cover critical topics HR needs to know as they work toward meeting the ACA's requirements for the 2015 tax year and beyond including an overview of the new reporting obligations and what is required for the current tax year, common challenges employers will face in implementing this new reporting process ACA and IRS updates: where are we now and how employers are doing, and an overview of a proven solution that can help your organization efficiently meet these complex new information reporting requirements.
Speaker: Ray Grove


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This is a hands on two-part workshop designed for business owners and others to help them get ready to launch their websites. It will include how to get started with The WordPress Ecosystem, add-ons, widgets, additional features, template and homepage editing, and managing photos. The next step of building the website will be adding pages, designing, and how to publish and launch. Finally, there will be the more advanced operations of embedding YouTube videos, shopping carts and donate buttons, and social media buttons.
Speaker: Jacob Stevens,
Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A continuation of Part 1 to get ready, or nearly ready, to launch website.
Speaker: Jacob Stevens