Events/Workshops

  
  
    
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
During this “Sustainability and Your Business” luncheon presentation, you will learn: • What Sustainability is and how it can improve your operations and bottom line • How incorporating sustainability can help your company manage risk and respond to external pressures • How other companies, large and small, are benefitting from incorporating sustainability into their strategy and operations Presented by: David Eichberg, Global Program Manager, Environmental Progress, Hewlett-Packard Company John Bernardo, Sustainability Strategist, Idaho Power Company
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Who doesn’t love the idea of being their own boss, controlling their own destiny? FranNet is offering an educational webinar to all who are thinking about going into business for themselves and would like to learn if business or franchise ownership is a good career choice moving forward. During this detailed 60-minute online session, you will learn more about business ownership and discover the numerous options available in the franchise world, along with enjoying an opportunity to talk one-on-one with an expert. Your local franchise expert with FranNet, will cover topics like: 1. How can franchising reduce the risk of starting my own business? 2. What franchises have, and are, succeeding in my area? 3. Are there executive-style franchises? (Yes!) 4. Can I work full-time and have a franchise at the same time? (Yes!) 5. How do I know if I’m suited for franchising and which franchises might work best for me? Questions? Contact Emily Anderson eanderson@frannet.com 408.829.6444
Speaker: Blair Nicol
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grow Your Business With Social Media (even if you think it’s a waste of time!) You’ve heard how important it is to be marketing on social media. You may even have a business page and post on it. But you still wonder: is it working? Am I doing it right? Or, like lots of my clients, you may say “I just don’t get it!” You are invited to this FREE Constant Contact seminar, Grow Your Business with Social Media. In just 2 jam-packed hours you will learn best practices and expert tips like: How to use social media for more than chatter Which social sites are worth your time and which are not What to post and when to post it And my favorite: how to do it all in 15 minutes a day!
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.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Curious about becoming business partners with your life partner? This exclusive webinar will showcase specific Franchise Business models that a husband-wife duo can effectively and successfully own and run together. We'll show you: - Pros/Cons of business ownership - Recession-resistant industries - Role of the owner for these specific business models - Ideal owner profile - How to mitigate risk in business - Personalized assessments for both parties, to reveal hidden insights on how (and if) you can best work together. Questions? Contact Emily Anderson eanderson@frannet.com 408.829.6444
Speaker: Blair Nicol
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
WORK FROM HOME! Set your own hours. Enjoy freedom, flexibility and control in your work. Say Good-Bye to long commutes! Would you be surprised to learn that many franchises offer that very opportunity? Three top-performing home-based franchises will tell you about their business models, followed by an informal Q&A session. Get Informed. Know Your Options. Identify Opportunities. Questions? Contact Emily Anderson eanderson@frannet.com 408.829.6444
Speaker: Blair Nicol
Thursday, August 20, 2015 , 1 sessions ending Friday, August 21
Are you technologist or a person that has managed technology projects? Do you have a great idea based on technology, want to prove out your idea or build a prototype, but don't have the capital to do it? Come to the SBIR Road Tour to hear about America's Largest Seed Fund and learn how you can get funding to prove out your idea, and get on the road to commercializing your technology. The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing the $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States. Together these two programs represent America's Largest Seed Fund. So, if you're an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Researcher, or Small Technology Firm, don't miss this opportunity, register today. Please note, seminar happens over a 2-day span: Aug. 20; 7-8:30pm - Preparation for Writing and Submitting an SBIR/STTR Proposal Aug. 21, 8-10:30am - SBIR Presentations 8:30-11:45am - 1-1's with SBIR Agency Program Managers Noon -1pm - Lunch 1pm-2:30pm - Panel of Past SBIR Awardees
Speaker: Paul Cooperrider, Idaho SBDC; Rick Ritter, New Ventures Lab; SBIR Agency Program Managers; Past SBIR Awardees
Fee: $ 79.00