Events/Workshops

  
  
    

February

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Business Puchase or Sale
Tap into a recession-resistant market! Join us for a 45-minute webinar introducing Senior Care Franchise Ownership. We’ll feature some of the most successful 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: Specialty franchise opportunities in the growing senior care industry 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: Kenny Rose, FranNet of Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 17, 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, Roxanne Rapske. We encourage your questions - get what you need to make a safe, well-informed decision in business ownership.
Speaker: Roxanne Rapske, FranNet of San Diego
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In a continuing effort to assist local producers create an opportunity to network and learn, the Idaho SBDC is sponsoring a quarterly meeting, The Business of Food networking event. This quarter's event will feature Chris Blanchard of Longdrop Cider Company sharing the Longdrop Cider Co's creation story. Agenda 3 - 3:30: Networking and check-in 3:30 - 4:30: Chris Blanchard, Longdrop Cider Co. 4:30 - 5: Questions Light refreshments will be served but attendees are encouraged to order from the menu at Smoky Mountain Pizza.
Speaker: Chris Blanchard, Owner, Longdrop Cider Co.
Friday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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, February 19, 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, February 25, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
You may be good at what you do, but no matter how good your product or services, you will not stay in business if you are not paid. We invite you to a crash course in accounts receivable recovery, starting with your initial customer contact. Topics covered will include the critical elements of getting paid, include delivering value, developing and implementing a solid credit policy, consistent billing, setting expectations for payment, a well-trained staff and basic accounts receivable management. Led by a licensed attorney, this will be an interactive session with the opportunity to share best practices. You will leave with a sample credit policy and plenty of practical ideas.
Speaker: G. Connie Runia is an attorney licensed in Oregon and Idaho. She earned her JD from Willamette University College of Law in 1986 and began her practice in Oregon with a large regional law firm with focus on business, banking, corporate finance and securities. Her practice later shifted to general business representation when she accepted a position as in-house counsel to a technology company. She most recently served as General Counsel to an Idaho third-party collection agency. She formerly served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Idaho Collectors Association, and nationally, she served as a member of the Ethics Committee of ACA International, the Association of Credit and Collections Professionals. Ms. Runia has her own law practice, On Track Legal Services PLLC, located in Meridian, Idaho and is part owner in On Behalf LLC, an outsource A/R company based in Meridian, Idaho, offering expertise in all stages of A/R management.
Fee: $ 10.00

March

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Learn why video is critically important for growing your business in 2016! Hear from Rhea Allen, an Integrative Marketing Expert and Video Producer. She will also talk about online video marketing strategies and how to generate an ROI from performing video SEO.
Speaker: Rhea Allen, Peppershock Media
Fee: $ 49.00
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
You are ready to get out there and do business. With all of the decisions you face, don’t overlook the importance of selecting the right legal structure for your business. We invite you to a crash course on the fundamentals of business entity selection. Topics covered will include the types of available business entities, the characteristics of each and their relative strengths and weaknesses, factors you should consider in your selection and how each is formed and maintained. Led by a licensed attorney, this will be an interactive session with the opportunity for discussion. You will leave with practical information to aid you in your decision (and a really cool chart). G. Connie Runia is an attorney licensed in Oregon and Idaho. She earned her JD from Willamette University College of Law in 1986 and began her practice in Oregon with a large regional law firm with focus on business, banking, corporate finance and securities. Her practice later shifted to general business representation when she accepted a position as in-house counsel to a technology company. She most recently served as General Counsel to an Idaho third-party collection agency. Ms. Runia is a frequent speaker on business, financial and credit cycle related topics to attorneys and industry groups. Ms. Runia has her own law practice, On Track Legal Services PLLC, located in Meridian, Idaho and is part owner in On Behalf LLC, an outsource A/R company based in Meridian, Idaho, offering expertise in all stages of A/R management.
Speaker: G. Connie Runia, On Track Legal Services PLLC
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Boise Association, the Idaho SBDC and the Small Business Administration are combining forces to bring the power of Google resources to small businesses in Boise. Please join us for a completely free session on how to get your business online, getting found on Google search and maps as well as other resources available to the small business owner. The web isn't just for the big companies anymore, it's now in the hands of small and medium size businesses and is making the difference in profitability and competition. Google wants every business online and they are making it easier with tools and training for entrepreneurs. Attendees can bring their mobile devices or laptops for a more hands-on experience, or they can just relax and listen. Join us for a great time and some cool Google swag!
Speaker: JP Chastain, Cyberpsychology & Marketing; Kim Sherman-Labrum, Idaho SBDC
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Franchising is more than french fries! Join us for a 45-minute webinar introducing Business-to-Business Franchise Ownership. We’ll feature some of the most successful 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: Specialty franchise opportunities that are strictly B2B 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
Wednesday, March 16, 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
Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Thursday, March 24, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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
Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
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

April

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Keep your job and start a business! Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing Semi-Absentee Franchise Ownership. 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: How to capitalize on your strengths to find an ideal business to run part-time. What to look for in a semi-absentee model. Investment level options How to build equity and residual income Questions? Contact Emily Anderson at eanderson@frannet.com or 408.829.6444.
Speaker: Keep your job and start a business! Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing Semi-Absentee Franchise Ownership. 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: How to capitalize on your strengths to find an ideal business to run part-time. What to look for in a semi-absentee model. Investment level options How to build equity and residual income Questions? Contact Emily Anderson at eanderson@frannet.com or 408.829.6444.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The Idaho SBDC and the local Google partners are combining forces to bring the power of Google resources to small businesses in Boise. Please join us for a completely free session on how to get your business online, getting found on Google search and maps as well as other resources available to the small business owner. The web isn't just for the big companies anymore, it's now in the hands of small and medium size businesses and is making the difference in profitability and competition. Google wants every business online and they are making it easier with tools and training for entrepreneurs. This class will walk you through how to get found on Google search and Maps. Ask questions, get real-time answers and solutions. Attendees can bring their mobile devices or laptops for a more hands-on experience, or they can just relax and listen. Join us for a great time and some cool Google swag!
Speaker: JP Chastain, Search Linguist & Digital Marketer, Cyberpsychology & Marketing; Kim Sherman-Labrum, Idaho SBDC
Friday, April 22, 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, April 22, 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, April 22, 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

May

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Special Interest
Set your own hours. Enjoy flexibility and control. Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing Home-Based 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: Specialty franchise opportunities in different industries that you can own and operate from home 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: Emily Anderson, FranNet of Oregon