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

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business – Feb 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Instagram and Pinterest Marketing for Small Business - Feb 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.
Feb
20
Wed
2019
Social Media-How to Build an Audience – Feb 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Social Media-How to Build an Audience - Feb 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.

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Planning for Business Success – Feb 22 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Planning for Business Success - Feb 22 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
28
Thu
2019
Marketing Strategy For Profit – Feb 28 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit - Feb 28 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.

Mar
6
Wed
2019
Google Spring Cleaning Livestream @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Are you a local business needing a refresh of your website? In this free Google Live stream, you will learn about search engine optimization and best practices for creating a search-friendly site.  Come join us here at the North Idaho Small Business Development Center to watch the Live Stream on our big screen in our classroom.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit March 7 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit March 7 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.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Financial Management for Profit – March 14 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Financial Management for Profit - March 14 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

Mar
20
Wed
2019
#SBDCDay 2019 @ Various
Mar 20 all-day
#SBDCDay 2019 @ Various

SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the success and impacts America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have across the nation in economic development and the small businesses community.

SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online and in-person events and more.

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. 
How to Hire Your First Employee March 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
How to Hire Your First Employee March 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center | Cheyenne | Wyoming | United States

Bringing the right people into a company, and keeping the wrongs ones out, is as important as any activity that business owners undertake. It is the one area where even the most astute business owners fall short. The wrong hiring decision effects growth and organizational strength. This workshop will discuss best methods in recruiting, hiring, defining job duties and responsibilities, identify talent, onboarding processes, and various compliance and regulations.