Find one (or more) of our classes to elevate or start a small business

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Sustainable profit growth is a key business objective.  Many small business owners are unsure how to price their products and services to achieve sustainable profit growth.  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 profit growth.  PREREQUISITES INCLUDE:  A basic understanding of the Profit/Loss or Income statements, or completion of the ISBDC course: Financial Management for Profit. 
Oct
8
Tue
2019
Facebook Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Marketing for Small Business - Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Tailored to people just starting out with Facebook for business this workshop will cover how to manage Facebook for personal and business use. For those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. This is also a hands-on workshop. Please bring your web friendly device-laptop (preferred), tablet, cell phone- that you will use to manage your social media channels. Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Employment – Hiring to Firing: Today’s Opportunities & Obligations @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Employment – Hiring to Firing:  Today’s Opportunities & Obligations @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center

Managing the employee life-cycle is a function that every company should prioritize because it involves the company’s most critical asset:  its people.  The employee life cycle encompasses various stages in the career of an employee, beginning with recruitment and concluding with resignation, termination or retirement.  Employers need to know which questions to ask or avoid, during an interview, how to engage the employee throughout the on-boarding process, maintain compliance, and properly terminate employees to help reduce unnecessary legal risks with each of those steps.  This class will touch on these items and more. 

Oct
15
Tue
2019
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business - Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Tailored to people starting out with LinkedIn or Twitter for business this workshop will cover how to manage these sites for personal or business use. A hands-on workshop for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. Please bring your web friendly device-laptop (preferred), tablet, cell phone – that you will use to manage your social media channels. Also bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business - Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Tailored to people starting out with Instagram or Pinterest for business this workshop will cover how to manage these sites for personal or business use. A hands-on workshop for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. Please bring your web friendly device-laptop (preferred), tablet, cell phone – that you will use to manage your social media channels. Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.
Oct
29
Tue
2019
Advanced Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Advanced Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center

Building on the concepts covered in the first class, this second class will explore some advanced pricing strategies that reward a business for the value it is delivering to the market place, to achieve sustainable profit growth.  Several strategies to defend pricing and maintain profit margins will be covered in an enhance Pricing Management discussion.  PREREQUISITES INCLUDE A basic understanding of the Profit/Loss or income statement and the first class-Pricing for Profit Growth.   

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Employment – Hiring to Firing: Today’s Opportunities & Obligations @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Employment – Hiring to Firing:  Today’s Opportunities & Obligations @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center

Managing the employee life-cycle is a function that every company should prioritize because it involves the company’s most critical asset:  its people.  The employee life cycle encompasses various stages in the career of an employee, beginning with recruitment and concluding with resignation, termination or retirement.  Employers need to know which questions to ask or avoid, during an interview, how to engage the employee throughout the on-boarding process, maintain compliance, and properly terminate employees to help reduce unnecessary legal risks with each of those steps.  This class will touch on these items and more. 

Dec
3
Tue
2019
Facebook Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Dec 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Marketing for Small Business - Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Tailored to people just starting out with Facebook for business this workshop will cover how to manage Facebook for personal and business use. For those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. This is also a hands-on workshop. Please bring your web friendly device-laptop (preferred), tablet, cell phone- that you will use to manage your social media channels. Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

Dec
10
Tue
2019
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business - Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Tailored to people starting out with LinkedIn or Twitter for business this workshop will cover how to manage these sites for personal or business use. A hands-on workshop for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. Please bring your web friendly device-laptop (preferred), tablet, cell phone – that you will use to manage your social media channels. Also bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business - Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States
Tailored to people starting out with Instagram or Pinterest for business this workshop will cover how to manage these sites for personal or business use. A hands-on workshop for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. Please bring your web friendly device-laptop (preferred), tablet, cell phone – that you will use to manage your social media channels. Also, bring and ask questions about the challenges you face with social media.