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

Apr
18
Thu
2019
Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho? April 18 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 18 @ 5:30 am – 8:30 am
Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho? April 18 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

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.

Apr
19
Fri
2019
Planning for Business Success – April 19 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Planning for Business Success - April 19 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

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.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business – April 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business - April 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.
Apr
25
Thu
2019
Marketing Strategy For Profit – April 25 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit - April 25 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

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 other? 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.

May
2
Thu
2019
Operational Excellence for Profit May 2 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Operational Excellence for Profit May 2 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center | Cheyenne | Wyoming | United States

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.

May
9
Thu
2019
Financial Management for Profit – May 9 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Financial Management for Profit - May 9 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

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

May
16
Thu
2019
Planning for Business Success – May 16 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning for Business Success - May 16 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

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.

May
21
Tue
2019
Basic Pricing Strategy 101 – May 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Basic Pricing Strategy 101 - May 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
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.
May
24
Fri
2019
Marketing Strategy For Profit – May 24th 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit - May 24th 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

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 other? 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.

May
31
Fri
2019
Operational Excellence for Profit May 31st 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Operational Excellence for Profit May 31st 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center | Cheyenne | Wyoming | United States

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.