Events/Workshops

  
  
    

September

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 10 sessions ending Wednesday, November 16
Topic: Business Fundamentals
This 10 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, Steve Miller, Kim Sherman-Labrum
Fee: $ 500.00
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Thursday, September 15, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Tuesday, September 20, 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, September 21, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Is your technology a candidate for federal R&D funding? Find out during this informative webinar! The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award over $2.6 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. This webinar, conducted by SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup, will provide an overview of SBIR/STTR funding, including program purpose, eligibility requirements, participating agencies, how funds can be used, and more. Becky will also introduce Idaho attendees to BBCetc’s SBIR/STTR Pursuit Library of recorded webinars, which covers a wide variety of SBIR/STTR topics and is free to Idaho companies through August 2017.
Speaker: About BBCetc BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc) is a results-driven entrepreneurial consulting group specializing in helping emerging companies to win SBIR/STTR funding and use it strategically to propel growth. Services include training courses and one-on-one consulting in the areas of technology assessment, SBIR/STTR proposal development, commercialization planning, and grants and contracts management. www.bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741 About the Trainer: Becky Aistrup, M.B.A. Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting Prior to joining BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting as a Principal Consultant in July 2012, Becky was the SBIR/STTR Program Director for the Minnesota Science and Technology Authority. Becky’s professional background includes over 20 years of experience working within the medical, biotech, advanced materials and electronics industries, and consulting with technology companies on SBIR/STTR funding. She holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. in Marketing Management from the University of Minnesota.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Friday, September 23, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, September 23, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, September 23, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Friday, September 30, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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

October

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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: Pat Crowe
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Are you a Driver? Can you leverage resources to grow a large business? Do you have the desire to scale a business and build equity in a company? Master franchising/licensing opportunities are often referred to as the "C" suite of franchise opportunities. They offer the owner exclusive rights to develop a franchise system by selling or opening a number of franchises within a large territory. Owners have the ability to create substantial revenue and a consistent income stream by generating franchise fees and ongoing royalties while helping their franchisees grow and succeed. Join us for this exclusive look at Master Franchising from industry insiders, and discover where this rare opportunity is currently available. Questions? Contact Emily Anderson at eanderson@frannet.com or 408.829.6444.
Speaker: Charlie Magee, FranNet of Washington
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Friday, October 21, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, October 21, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, October 21, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Financing
How much money do I REALLY need to buy a business or franchise? What are the BEST resources and what are my options? Can a 401k help fund a business? What about taxes and penalties? Discover facts and resources unique to franchising (you might be surprised!). Business ownership may be more accessible than you think - nearly 60% of our pre-screened businesses cost less than $250K. Discover how to you invest in yourself! Attend this interactive info session with Guidant Financial's Sr. Financing Consultant, Blake Evans, and FranNet Franchise Specialist, Emily Anderson. We encourage your questions - get what you need to make a safe, well-informed decision in business ownership.
Speaker: Emily Anderson, FranNet of Oregon

November

Wednesday, November 09, 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: Blair Nicol, FranNet of Oregon
Friday, November 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, November 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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, November 11, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Tuesday, November 15, 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