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

Jan
8
Wed
2020
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Should you be an LLC or a Corporation? Is your business idea viable? Can your current lifestyle handle starting a new business? If you are asking yourself any of these questions, this workshop is for you.
You will learn a basic overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea.

Jan
21
Tue
2020
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Jan 21 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Don’t Have a Website For Your Business? Winter 2020 @ 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.

Feb
5
Wed
2020
You Have a Website Now What? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Feb 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
You Have a Website Now What? Winter 2020 @ 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.

Apr
8
Wed
2020
**Cancelled** You Really Want to Buy a Business?? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
**Cancelled** You Really Want to Buy a Business?? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Buying a business can make great sense, or it can be a real disaster!  This class covers the due diligence needed to find the right opportunity for you and avoid a true money pit.  If you are business hunting, you can’t afford to miss this class.
Apr
22
Wed
2020
**Cancelled** Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Apr 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
**Cancelled** Are You Really Ready to Start a Business? Winter 2020 @ North Idaho Small Business Development Center | Coeur d'Alene | Idaho | United States

Starting a new business can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Should you be an LLC or a Corporation? Is your business idea viable? Can your current lifestyle handle starting a new business? If you are asking yourself any of these questions, this workshop is for you.
You will learn a basic overview of what it takes to be a business owner and will help you perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea.

Jun
30
Tue
2020
COVID-19 REVIVE Your Business Now
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
COVID-19 REVIVE Your Business Now
Revive your business with active goal setting, improving execution, capturing and preserving cash.

Respond to the COVID-19 challenge with an effective strategy.

• Pivot your business to the market change

• Capture new markets

• Leverage digital marketing to target felt needs

• Strategically manage overhead

• Improve cash flow

Revive your business with active goal setting, improving execution, capturing and preserving cash, and positioning your business for the recovery.

Jul
9
Thu
2020
Financial Management for Business Success: Profit & Loss Statements
Jul 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Financial Management for Business Success: Profit & Loss Statements
Business Management is a numbers game and to play the game smart you need to know how to work with the numbers.

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 what a Profit & Loss Statement is, how to read the P & L Statement, and most importantly how to mange you business with the P & L Statement to meet your goals. No topic in business management is more important than financial management…..don’t miss it!

Jul
10
Fri
2020
Digital Marketing – Find Your Audience
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Digital Marketing - Find Your Audience
This will be an introduction to finding the right audience for your business.

You have taken several other digital marketing classes, you set up all your digital and social media accounts for your business, but all you hear are crickets chirping. It could be that you are not telling the proper story to the right audience. This will be an introduction to finding the right audience for your business.

Jul
14
Tue
2020
Build a Website/Google My Business
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Build a Website/Google My Business
You will learn about functional page structure, formatting, and best practices for maximizing your new website.

This training will show you how to create a functional easy to manage 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
16
Thu
2020
Hiring and Retaining Talent
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Hiring and Retaining Talent
Hiring and Retaining Talent

Details coming soon