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

Feb
12
Wed
2020
Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Feb 12 @ 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. 
Feb
14
Fri
2020
Operational Excellence for Profit Winter 2020 Morning @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Operational Excellence for Profit Winter 2020 Morning @ 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!

Feb
18
Tue
2020
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business – Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business - Winter 2020 @ 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.
Feb
21
Fri
2020
Financial Management for Profit Winter 2020 Morning @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Financial Management for Profit Winter 2020 Morning @ 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

Feb
28
Fri
2020
Planning for Business Success – Winter 2020 Morning @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Planning for Business Success - Winter 2020 Morning @ 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.

Mar
10
Tue
2020
**Cancelled** Advanced Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
**Cancelled** 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.   

Mar
17
Tue
2020
**Cancelled** Social Media-How to Build an Audience – Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
**Cancelled** Social Media-How to Build an Audience - Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

You have taken several other social media classes, you set up all your social media accounts for your business, but all you hear are crickets chirping. It could be that you are not telling the proper story. This will be an introduction to digital storytelling and using social media to build your client base.

Apr
8
Wed
2020
**Cancelled** You Really Want to Buy a Business?? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
**Cancelled** You Really Want to Buy a Business?? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Buying a business can make great sense, or it can be a real disaster!  This class covers the due diligence needed to find the right opportunity for you and avoid a true money pit.  If you are business hunting, you can’t afford to miss this class.
Apr
22
Wed
2020
**Cancelled** Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
**Cancelled** 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.

Jun
30
Tue
2020
COVID-19 REVIVE Your Business Now
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
COVID-19 REVIVE Your Business Now
Revive your business with active goal setting, improving execution, capturing and preserving cash.

Respond to the COVID-19 challenge with an effective strategy.

• Pivot your business to the market change

• Capture new markets

• Leverage digital marketing to target felt needs

• Strategically manage overhead

• Improve cash flow

Revive your business with active goal setting, improving execution, capturing and preserving cash, and positioning your business for the recovery.