Events/Workshops

  
  
    
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Is social media a business tool or just a waste of time? Well, it can be either depending on how you use it! The fact is, social media can be a powerful tool for marketing your business, growing your list, and generating sales! Lisa teaches why your business must be in social media, and how to use it strategically to bring real results for your business. In this Constant Contact presentation, you will learn: • Why people follow businesses and how to get them to follow you • 3 ways to grow your social networks exponentially • What to post and why • Deal with positive and negative feedback online • Measure business results Don’t dismiss one of the best ways to build relationships with your customers and keep them coming back to you! Learn how to get more attention and more leads with social media.
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 15, 2015 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Do you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media? While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time. This session will help you save time and get back to running your business or organization! Join me to learn the latest time savers and best practices. You will learn: • Tips for saving up to 10 hours a week managing your social media • Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts • How to integrate your social media into sales, promotions and events • Best practices, business builders and more!
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
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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
Friday, September 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
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 18, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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 18, 2015 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM
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

Financing

Thursday, August 20, 2015 , 1 sessions ending Friday, August 21
Are you a 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. Come listen to past awardees that have been successful in getting SBIR/STTR awards and making those awards work for their business. 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 [MBEB Rm 2302 - Innovation Lab] Aug. 21; 8-10:30am - SBIR Presentations [ MBEB Rm 1301] 8:30-11:45am - 1-1's with SBIR Agency Program Managers [MBEB Rm 1100] Noon -1pm - Lunch [MBEB TBD] 1pm-2:30pm - Panel of Past SBIR Awardees [ MBEB Rm 1100]
Speaker: Paul Cooperrider, Idaho SBDC; Rick Ritter, New Ventures Lab; SBIR Agency Program Managers; Past SBIR Awardees
Fee: $ 35.00