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.

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

Are you struggling to attract good employees? Do you struggle keeping excellent employees?

To thrive, your business needs to be able to attract, hire and retain talent. This webinar will discuss these topics and give you some best practices to help overcome these obstacles.

Jul
21
Tue
2020
Overview of Social Media
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Overview of Social Media
Are you wanting to expand your business’ reach through social media but don’t know how to start?

Are you wanting to expand your business’ reach through social media but don’t know how to start? Is your business already on social media but you want to leverage it better?

Whether you are a seasoned social media veteran or just starting out with it, learn how to leverage your reach for business. This is an overview of how to utilize social media to engage your future and current customers. It is intended for those who are at a beginner to intermediate level with social media.

Jul
23
Thu
2020
Financial Management for Business Success: Budgets, Break-even, & Cash Flow
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Financial Management for Business Success: Budgets, Break-even, & Cash Flow
You will learn how to construct an annual Budget and use that Budget to expertly manage your business to meet monthly goals.

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 how to construct an annual Budget and use that Budget to expertly manage your business to meet monthly performance goals. You will learn how to calculate the Break-even Sales point of your business and use this number to make smart business decisions. Finally, you will introduced to the concept of Cash Flow, Cash Flow Management, and how to use Cash Flow Management to keep your business cash-flow healthy. No topic in business management is more important than financial management…..don’t miss it!