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

Oct
17
Wed
2018
Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for your Business @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for your Business @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

The North Idaho Small Business Development Center is teaming up with Google to help small businesses get online and grow with a free workshop.

WHEN: October 17th

WHERE: Here in one of our classrooms

WHO: North Idaho Small Business Development Center

WHAT: Drive a Holiday Shopping Rush for your Business, a free workshop, in partnership with Google, to help small businesses get online.

WHY: Small businesses are the growth engine of our economy, creating 2 out of 3 net new jobs. And businesses that are online grow 40% faster than those that aren’t. We can help small businesses connect with more customers by helping them get online and on the map.

Before the event, you’ll need to create a Google Account to access the free online tools. If you already have a Google or Gmail Account, you’re all set. Just remember to bring your username and password. If you don’t have a Gmail or Google Account, you can create one for free at: accounts.google.com/signup.

Please remember to bring your laptop or another device to get online.

And that’s it. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you grow your business,

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Find New Customers and Drive Growth with Email Marketing @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Find New Customers and Drive Growth with Email Marketing @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

This workshop starts with a brief education on ways to better understand and build a client list and better engagement with customers through the lens of Public Relations. Next, we drill down into 30 ways to grow your marketing list with hands-on training in email marketing and specifically Constant Contact. Having an interested and engaged list of email address is vital to the success of your email marketing strategy. Continuing to grow and interact with your list is just as important.  This seminar will cover various strategies to capture new contacts, stay top of mind and build relationships with your subscribers.

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Marketing Your Business for Results @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Your Business for Results @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Learn the strategies that must be developed in order to effectively reach your unique market. How can you spend less, yet reach more target customers? Navigate the online maze and learn what to use and what to avoid. This class is essential for: a small business owner concerned about where and how to market in today’s environment; a start-up business or a new direction within an existing business; or owners and managers concerned that they are spending too much or not receiving a strong return on investment in their marketing dollars.

Nov
13
Tue
2018
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Nov 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? @ 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
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.

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Business Not Listed On Google – Do You Exist? @ North Idaho College, Sub #204
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

We are so happy to be bringing back Corissa Saint Laurent Google Speaker, Trainer, and Consultant

Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing, and take advantage of a free website.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Google My Business listing
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your business listing
Corissa is a speaker for Google’s Get Your Business Online program. Her marketing career began as a small business owner in the early 2000’s. After running a wellness business, she opened a marketing firm dedicated to helping small businesses and nonprofits succeed. She began teaching marketing workshops and partnered with Constant Contact before going to work for them for 8 years as the Director of Regional Development for three distinct regions. 
Corissa’s love for teaching and presenting led to the launching of her third business as a 

professional speaker and trainer. She has presented to over 50,000 in live settings and her on-camera and print content has reached hundreds of thousands more. She is passionate about helping small businesses learn the power of digital marketing and inspiring individuals to achieve their dreams. 

● I love small businesses! 
● Traveling is my favorite thing to do. 
● I have an amazing husband and an incredible son. 
● I couldn’t live without spicy noodle soups. 
● My dream is…well I’m living it. 
Apr
17
Wed
2019
*Cancelled* Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? April 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
*Cancelled* Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? April 2019 @ 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.

Jul
31
Wed
2019
You Have a Website Now What? July 31st 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Jul 31 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
You Have a Website Now What? July 31st 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.

Sep
17
Tue
2019
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? Fall 2019 @ 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.