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

Sep
13
Fri
2019
Marketing Strategy For Profit Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 13 @ 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.

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.

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Operational Excellence for Profit Fall 2019 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 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!

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho? Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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.

Sep
26
Thu
2019
Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Sustainable profit growth is a key business objective.  Many small business owners are unsure how to price their products and services to achieve sustainable profit growth.  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 profit growth.  PREREQUISITES INCLUDE:  A basic understanding of the Profit/Loss or Income statements, or completion of the ISBDC course: Financial Management for Profit. 
Sep
27
Fri
2019
Financial Management for Profit Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 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
4
Fri
2019
Planning for Business Success – Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 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.

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

Oct
9
Wed
2019
Employment – Hiring to Firing: Today’s Opportunities & Obligations @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Employment – Hiring to Firing:  Today’s Opportunities & Obligations @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center

Managing the employee life-cycle is a function that every company should prioritize because it involves the company’s most critical asset:  its people.  The employee life cycle encompasses various stages in the career of an employee, beginning with recruitment and concluding with resignation, termination or retirement.  Employers need to know which questions to ask or avoid, during an interview, how to engage the employee throughout the on-boarding process, maintain compliance, and properly terminate employees to help reduce unnecessary legal risks with each of those steps.  This class will touch on these items and more. 

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Marketing Strategy For Profit Evening Fall 2019 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Marketing Strategy For Profit Evening 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.