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

Sep
3
Thu
2020
Financial Management for Business Success: Budgets, Break-even, & Cash Flow
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Financial Management for Business Success: Budgets, Break-even, & Cash Flow
You will learn how to construct an annual Budget and use that Budget to expertly manage your business to meet monthly goals.

Businesses don’t become profitable just through hard work. You have to work smart also. Business Management is a numbers game and to play the game smart you need to know how to work with the numbers. In this SBDC Webinar you will learn how to construct an annual Budget and use that Budget to expertly manage your business to meet monthly performance goals. You will learn how to calculate the Break-even Sales point of your business and use this number to make smart business decisions. Finally, you will introduced to the concept of Cash Flow, Cash Flow Management, and how to use Cash Flow Management to keep your business cash-flow healthy. No topic in business management is more important than financial management…..don’t miss it!

Sep
9
Wed
2020
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business?
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business?
Join with us for a basic overview on what it takes to be a business owner and to talk through some of these tough questions.

Starting a new business is often overwhelming! You no doubt have many questions including what to do first and how can I ensure my business is a success? Join with us for a basic overview on what it takes to be a business owner and to talk through some of these tough questions.

Sep
15
Tue
2020
Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition
This webinar will uncover this secret sauce for building an extraordinary business with margin, profitability, and sustainability.

Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition

While so many businesses are struggling to survive, some are thriving. While many are unremarkable with many easy substitutes… few are memorable and exceptional. The key to building an exceptional, highly profitable business is all in the Value Proposition. This webinar will uncover this secret sauce for building an extraordinary business with margin, profitability, and sustainability.

Sep
23
Wed
2020
Embrace Digital Transformation and Thrive
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Embrace Digital Transformation and Thrive
In a brief span, we’ve seen businesses embrace digital transformation and thrive.

What do we mean by digital transformation? It’s not just about building a better e-commerce site, utilizing social media channels, or refining your sales pipeline (as crucial as those are). It’s about using data and technology to upscale your product and channel capabilities.

In 2020, we’ve seen the acceleration of trends already underway before the onset of this year’s health and economic crises. The pace of digital adoption quickened, straining how companies have traditionally developed the product, channel, and demand strategies to meet evolving consumer needs. While today’s market may be unusually volatile and dynamic, we nevertheless expect that these trends will continue to build long after the current crises subside.

Oct
7
Wed
2020
Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify
In this training, learn about the basic steps in creating your own online store presence with the most common platform Shopify

In this training, learn about the basic steps in creating your own online store presence with the most common small business shopping platform, Shopify.

We cover everything in setting up your account from understanding your account to the basic tools you need to ensure you are managing your orders successfully. Build your store and manage it successfully without ever hiring a designer or developer!

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Online Presence to Drive Sales: Your Website
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Online Presence to Drive Sales: Your Website
Create a Website and Online Presence That Focuses on User Experience

When it comes to user experience online, we often talk about a website’s navigation, clear calls-to-actions, or accessible forms that can help improve conversions. Although this is all still applicable today, we need to consider the current state of affairs and consider a different type of user experience.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your digital presence during COVID-19, start with your website. We will share simple, but effective tactics to create or update a site for a better position to receive higher search rankings and improved user experience.

As an added BONUS Learn about Google My Business: How a business starting out can use the Website feature or an existing business can maximize their online presence.

Register HERE (or click on the Green Ticket button above)

Oct
28
Wed
2020
Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition
This webinar will uncover this secret sauce for building an extraordinary business with margin, profitability, and sustainability.

Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition

While so many businesses are struggling to survive, some are thriving. While many are unremarkable with many easy substitutes… few are memorable and exceptional. The key to building an exceptional, highly profitable business is all in the Value Proposition. This webinar will uncover this secret sauce for building an extraordinary business with margin, profitability, and sustainability.

Register HERE (or click the Green Ticket button above)

Nov
11
Wed
2020
Got sales? Filling Your Sales Pipeline
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Got sales? Filling Your Sales Pipeline
Find out to keep your sales pipeline full or even determine what your pipeline is so you can keep it full even during these COVID times.

We all recognize the need for a strong and defined sales funnel, yet many business owners don’t really know where leads come from or why they dry up. Once a lead is in your pipeline, what happens to it and how it is tracked or nurtured?

All these issues will be discussed during this class which is important for the health of your business during the time of COVID with tips on how to adapt your pipeline. This training will be looked at as a larger part of a digital marketing strategy which will include off-line strategies too.

Register HERE (or click on the Green Ticket button above)

Dec
9
Wed
2020
How To Make Social Media Work For You
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
How To Make Social Media Work For You

Find out how to make Social Media bring you, even more, exposure and sales!

HOW TO MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA WORK FOR YOU
December 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am PST

This presentation from an expert in the field will include topics such as:

  • How to let Social Media take your business to a new level
  • How can I take more advantage of Social Media?
  • How to get more customers for your business through Social Media
Are you wanting to expand your business’ reach through social media but don’t know how to start? Is your business already on social media but you want to leverage it better to increase brand awareness, creating warm sales leads?
Whether you are a seasoned social media veteran or just starting out with it, learn how to leverage your reach for new business. This is an overview of how to utilize social media to engage your future and current customers. It is intended for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media. This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

 

Presented by: Deborah Dickerson, business coach –North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Deborah Dickerson, MBA, PMP, has been working with small businesses for the past 7 years particularly in the area of digital marketing. She has an extensive business background from working in many industries from healthcare to finance in both the public and private sectors.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2JyUdlJ

 

North Idaho Small Business DevelopmentCenter – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small-business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all who want to see businesses like yours succeed. https://nisbdc.com/

Hosted by:
North Idaho College
Disclaimers:
*The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

Jan
14
Thu
2021
Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify

Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify

In this training, learn about the basic steps in creating your own online store presence with the most common small business shopping platform, Shopify. We cover everything in setting up your account from understanding your account to the basic tools you need to ensure you are managing your orders successfully. Build your store and manage it successfully without ever hiring a designer or developer!

This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

Your presenter:

Samantha Dascomb – E-Commerce Coach
Sam has over 15 years of experience in marketing and online environments. For the last 8 years, she has been working with small businesses and franchise owners creating and guiding marketing teams while assisting owners in marketing best practices for a digital world.
For the last 5 years, she has run both design and digital marketing firms specializing in conversion rate optimization, customer engagement, web design, eCommerce, and analytics.

North Idaho Small Business Development Center – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise, and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all of who want to see businesses like yours succeed. https://nisbdc.com/

Hosted by: North Idaho College

Disclaimers:

*The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.