Events/Workshops

  
  
    

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presentation will include discussion on how to interpret financial statements and ratios and how to use them to manage efficiency and determine if the business is performing well.
Speaker: Judy Schumacher, from the Small Business Development Center in Lewiston, ID
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This class will teach you QuickBooks 2013, a computerized accounting system that helps you record sales, invoice customers, record deposits, enter and track bills and write checks.
Speaker: Janice Gobbi
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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, October 06, 2015 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: $ 45.00
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
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Increase your chances for business success. Learn about characteristics and actions of successful entrepreneurs as well as how to examine your potential cash flow and investment needs before you spend money. Receive Top 10 checklists for Business Planning, Starting and the Business Model Canvas.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman from Small Business Development Center in Lewiston, ID
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
A Pitch is a short, simple description of your business idea that anyone could understand by the time you ride up three floors in a typical elevator. Learn how to describe what your business will do for customers, investors, and/or society and how your business will solve a real problem or address a burning need that exists today.
Speaker: George Tanner from the University of Idaho
Monday, September 28, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Forming a business, Research, Risks, Rewards, Registrations, Records, Regulations, and Resources all in 2.5 hours.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman and Guest Speaker Sam Creason
Fee: $ 30.00
Monday, October 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Keeping score, Records, Accounting, Information for decision making, Cash, Taxes, Credit, Raising capital, and Making deals.
Speaker: Barbara Leachman
Fee: $ 30.00
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
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

eCommerce

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
“How to” guide for Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. Audience will learn the nuances of each medium, including: creating personal and business pages/accounts and groups; posting and engaging the audience with your posts; engaging in group discussions and converting engaged audience to customers. Additionally, the presentation will introduce ways to tie various social media accounts.
Speaker: Aziz Makhani, from the Small Business Development Center in Pullman, WA.

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