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.

Feb
12
Wed
2020
Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Feb 12 @ 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. 
Mar
10
Tue
2020
**Cancelled** Advanced Pricing for Profit Growth @ North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Mar 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
**Cancelled** 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.   

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