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

Jan
17
Thu
2019
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit Jan 17 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Jan 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit Jan 17 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.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
**Cancelled** You Have a Website Now What? Jan 22 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Jan 22 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
**Cancelled** You Have a Website Now What? Jan 22 2019 @ 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.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
Financial Management for Profit – Jan 24 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Financial Management for Profit - Jan 24 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

Jan
31
Thu
2019
Planning for Business Success – Jan 31 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Planning for Business Success - Jan 31 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.

Feb
1
Fri
2019
Marketing Strategy For Profit – Feb 1 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit - Feb 1 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.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Facebook Marketing for Small Business – Feb 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook Marketing for Small Business - Feb 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.

Feb
6
Wed
2019
*Cancelled* Basic Pricing Strategy 101 – Feb 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
*Cancelled* Basic Pricing Strategy 101 - Feb 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.
Feb
8
Fri
2019
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence Feb 8 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence Feb 8 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | 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

Feb
12
Tue
2019
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business – Feb 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business - Feb 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.

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Financial Management for Profit – Feb 15 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 15 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Financial Management for Profit - Feb 15 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