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Helping Businesses Thrive and Grow

Learn the essential skills and tools every business owner needs to take their business to the next level.

Our Building a Profitable Business Series (Marketing Strategy for Profit, Managing People & Operations for Profit, Financial Management for Profit, and Planning for Business Success) are $29/each or you can take the whole series for $100. To receive the discount you must call in with your credit card to enroll. Call 208-665-5085
Aug
17
Fri
2018
Planning for Business Success @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Learn why planning is so crucial and the right way to chart a course for your business success. Discover the essential ingredients for developing meaningful goals and a plan that will help you and your team achieve them.
Sep
11
Tue
2018
Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This workshop gives an overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea. Learn about the new business registration process and regulatory issues, as well as an overview of federal and state tax responsibilities.

Sep
14
Fri
2018
Building a High Performance Organization @ North Idaho College, Hedlund Building
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
A culture of performance is essential in developing a high performing business. Learn about the essentials of high performing teams and individuals, what motivates them and the metrics used in high performing businesses during this course.
Marketing Strategy for Profit @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Marketing is the engine of your business. What problem is your business trying to solve? How big a problem is it? Who has these problems more than any others? How much would they pay for your solution? Answers to these are the difference between thriving and just surviving. Understand what specific need you are meeting and how to create value that your customers will be willing to pay a premium for.

Sep
19
Wed
2018
You Have a Website – Now What? @ North Idaho College, Hedlund Building
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
SEO is the active practice of optimizing a web site by improving internal and external aspects in order to increase the traffic the site receives from search engines. Optimizing a website for search engines can require looking at so many unique elements. In this class, you will learn some essential SEO tips and tricks to get started down an optimistic web presence path.
Sep
21
Fri
2018
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in your business for higher profit.
Sep
25
Tue
2018
Hiring and Retention for Growth @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bringing the right people into a company, and keeping the wrongs ones out, is as important as any activity that business owners undertake.  It is the one area where even the most astute business owners fall short. The wrong hiring decision effects growth and organizational strength. This workshop will discuss best methods in recruiting, hiring, defining job duties and responsibilities, identify talent, onboarding processes, and various compliance and regulations.
Sep
27
Thu
2018
Basic Pricing Strategies for Small Business 101 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pricing is the most powerful business tool for profitability, competitive advantage, and meeting business objectives. Many small business owners are unsure how to price their products and services to meet their business objectives. This course will discuss the basic requirements and strategies for effective pricing, the art of increasing prices, the pros and cons of discounting, along with effective pricing management techniques for sustained profitability. Prerequisites include A basic understanding of the Profit/Loss or income statements or completion of the ISBDC course: Financial Management for Profit.
Sep
28
Fri
2018
Financial Management for Profit @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Business financials are not just for paying taxes, they are essential for making good business decisions. Gain an understanding of essential financial statements and learn how to use them for business success.

Oct
2
Tue
2018
Facebook Ads vs. Google AdWords: Which Should You Be Using? @ North Idaho College, Hedlund Building
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Although the two platforms are often positioned as competitors, nothing could be further from the truth. Many businesses are leveraging the strengths of advertising on both Google and Facebook Ads to achieve maximum visibility, increase leads and sales, and find new customers, adopting different strategies that align with the functionality of each platform and seeing remarkable return on their advertising spend. Learn how to leverage thee to advertising platforms to your advantage.