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

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.
Jan
8
Wed
2020
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Should you be an LLC or a Corporation? Is your business idea viable? Can your current lifestyle handle starting a new business? If you are asking yourself any of these questions, this workshop is for you.
You will learn a basic overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Marketing Strategy For Profit Evening Winter 2020 Evening @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit Evening Winter 2020 Evening @ 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.

Jan
16
Thu
2020
Operational Excellence for Profit Winter 2020 Evening @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Operational Excellence for Profit Winter 2020 Evening @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center | Cheyenne | Wyoming | United States

Learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency for higher profit.  Also, your employees are the future of your business.  Learn how to hire and keep winners!

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

This training will walk you through how to create a functional easy to manage a website for your business using one of the many template website platforms out there.  For example Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly. You will learn about functional page structure, formatting, and best practices for maximizing your new website.

Jan
23
Thu
2020
Financial Management for Profit Winter 2020 Evening @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Financial Management for Profit Winter 2020 Evening @ 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

Jan
30
Thu
2020
Planning for Business Success – Winter 2020 Evening @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning for Business Success - Winter 2020 Evening @ 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.

Feb
4
Tue
2020
Facebook Marketing for Small Business – Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Marketing for Small Business - Winter 2020 @ 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.

Feb
5
Wed
2020
You Have a Website Now What? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
You Have a Website Now What? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) 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 web site 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.

Feb
7
Fri
2020
Marketing Strategy For Profit Winter 2020 Morning @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit Winter 2020 Morning @ 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.