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

Oct
15
Tue
2019
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LinkedIn and Twitter Marketing for Small Business - Fall 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.

Oct
17
Thu
2019
Operational Excellence for Profit Fall 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Oct 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Operational Excellence for Profit Fall 2019 @ 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!

Oct
22
Tue
2019
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 22 @ 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.
Oct
23
Wed
2019
You Have a Website Now What? Fall 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
You Have a Website Now What? Fall 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.

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

Oct
29
Tue
2019
Advanced Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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.   

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

Nov
5
Tue
2019
Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho? Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Nov 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho? Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

This workshop gives an overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea. Learn about the new business registration process and regulatory issues, as well as an overview of federal and state tax responsibilities.

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

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Social Media-How to Build an Audience – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Social Media-How to Build an Audience - Fall 2019 @ 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.