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

Oct
14
Wed
2020
Struggling to Attract or Retain Good Employees?
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Struggling to Attract or Retain Good Employees?
Hiring and Retaining Talent

Are you struggling to attract good employees? Do you struggle with 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.

Register HERE (or click the Green Ticket button above)

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Online Presence to Drive Sales: Your Website
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Online Presence to Drive Sales: Your Website
Create a Website and Online Presence That Focuses on User Experience

When it comes to user experience online, we often talk about a website’s navigation, clear calls-to-actions, or accessible forms that can help improve conversions. Although this is all still applicable today, we need to consider the current state of affairs and consider a different type of user experience.

If you’re looking for ways to improve your digital presence during COVID-19, start with your website. We will share simple, but effective tactics to create or update a site for a better position to receive higher search rankings and improved user experience.

As an added BONUS Learn about Google My Business: How a business starting out can use the Website feature or an existing business can maximize their online presence.

Register HERE (or click on the Green Ticket button above)

Oct
28
Wed
2020
Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition
This webinar will uncover this secret sauce for building an extraordinary business with margin, profitability, and sustainability.

Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition

While so many businesses are struggling to survive, some are thriving. While many are unremarkable with many easy substitutes… few are memorable and exceptional. The key to building an exceptional, highly profitable business is all in the Value Proposition. This webinar will uncover this secret sauce for building an extraordinary business with margin, profitability, and sustainability.

Register HERE (or click the Green Ticket button above)

Nov
4
Wed
2020
Utilizing Profit & Loss Statements for Business Success
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Utilizing Profit & Loss Statements for Business Success
Business Financial Management is a numbers game, so to manage the business you have to know how to work the numbers.

It takes more than hard work to run a successful business. You have to work smart also. Business Financial Management is a numbers game, so to manage the business you have to know how to work the numbers. Your Profit & Loss Statement is your go-to source for effective business management. In this webinar you will learn how to interpret business performance via the Profit & Loss Statement, Prepare Annual Budgets, and use Budgets and Profit & Loss statements to access business performance and take actions to reach your goals.

Register HERE (or click the Green Ticket button above)

Nov
11
Wed
2020
Got sales? Filling Your Sales Pipeline
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Got sales? Filling Your Sales Pipeline
Find out to keep your sales pipeline full or even determine what your pipeline is so you can keep it full even during these COVID times.

We all recognize the need for a strong and defined sales funnel, yet many business owners don’t really know where leads come from or why they dry up. Once a lead is in your pipeline, what happens to it and how it is tracked or nurtured?

All these issues will be discussed during this class which is important for the health of your business during the time of COVID with tips on how to adapt your pipeline. This training will be looked at as a larger part of a digital marketing strategy which will include off-line strategies too.

Register HERE (or click on the Green Ticket button above)

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business?
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business?

What does it take to be a business owner, and do you have it?

Are You Really Ready to Start a Business

 

 

This presentation from an expert in the field will include topics such as:

  • Where to start?
  • How to ensure your success
  • How to prepare to run a business

Starting a new business is often overwhelming. You no doubt have many questions including what to do first and how can I ensure my business is a success? Join us for a basic overview of what it takes to be a business owner and to talk through some of these tough questions.

This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

Presented by: Julie Kamps, training coordinator – North Idaho Small Business Development Center

Julie has over 30 years’ experience owning and running a variety of small businesses in North Idaho. She is glad to pass on that experience to anyone thinking of starting a small business of their own.

Register HERE (or click on the Green Ticket button above)

North Idaho Small Business DevelopmentCenter – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small-business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise, and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all of who want to see businesses like yours succeed. https://nisbdc.com/

 

Hosted by:

North Idaho College

Disclaimers:

*The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

 

Dec
2
Wed
2020
Maximize Profitability with Innovative Product & Service Pricing
Dec 2 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Maximize Profitability with Innovative Product & Service Pricing

This presentation from an expert in the field will include topics such as:

  • Adapting products and services to be more profitable
  • How can I better serve my customers?
  • How should I price my products and services?

In this webinar for B2C, we will discuss some of the marketing and pricing methodologies to maximize the profitability of products.

Innovative companies like Apple, Garmin, Polaris, and Kraft Foods Group thrive on releasing a continuous stream of innovative products into the B2C [Business-to-Consumer] Channel. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the marketing and pricing methodologies they use to maximize the profitability of their products; methodologies in which small businesses can readily adapt to their innovative products and services so that they maximize their profitability also. Foods, fashion, niche publishing, seasonal products, arts & crafts, electronics, legal services, business services are just some of the businesses where innovation provides consumers with new purchasing choices.

This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

Presented by: Warren Mueller, business coach –North Idaho Small Business Development Center

Warren Mueller is in his 5th year as an SBDC Business Coach. He spent 25 years in international business development in the defense contracting and specialty chemical industries. He is also a consultant in Strategic Pricing and Pricing Management. In 2014 he published a book on Strategic Planning for small businesses and non-profits.

North Idaho Small Business Development Center – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small-business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise, and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all of who want to see businesses like yours succeed. Our Website

Hosted by: North Idaho College

Disclaimers: *The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

Register: HERE or use the Ticket button above

Dec
9
Wed
2020
How To Make Social Media Work For You
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
How To Make Social Media Work For You

Find out how to make Social Media bring you, even more, exposure and sales!

HOW TO MAKE SOCIAL MEDIA WORK FOR YOU
December 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am PST

This presentation from an expert in the field will include topics such as:

  • How to let Social Media take your business to a new level
  • How can I take more advantage of Social Media?
  • How to get more customers for your business through Social Media
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 to increase brand awareness, creating warm sales leads?
Whether you are a seasoned social media veteran or just starting out with it, learn how to leverage your reach for new 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. This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

 

Presented by: Deborah Dickerson, business coach –North Idaho Small Business Development Center
Deborah Dickerson, MBA, PMP, has been working with small businesses for the past 7 years particularly in the area of digital marketing. She has an extensive business background from working in many industries from healthcare to finance in both the public and private sectors.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2JyUdlJ

 

North Idaho Small Business DevelopmentCenter – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small-business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all who want to see businesses like yours succeed. https://nisbdc.com/

Hosted by:
North Idaho College
Disclaimers:
*The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

Jan
14
Thu
2021
Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify

Launching an E-Commerce Store: Getting Started in Shopify

In this training, learn about the basic steps in creating your own online store presence with the most common small business shopping platform, Shopify. We cover everything in setting up your account from understanding your account to the basic tools you need to ensure you are managing your orders successfully. Build your store and manage it successfully without ever hiring a designer or developer!

This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

Your presenter:

Samantha Dascomb – E-Commerce Coach
Sam has over 15 years of experience in marketing and online environments. For the last 8 years, she has been working with small businesses and franchise owners creating and guiding marketing teams while assisting owners in marketing best practices for a digital world.
For the last 5 years, she has run both design and digital marketing firms specializing in conversion rate optimization, customer engagement, web design, eCommerce, and analytics.

North Idaho Small Business Development Center – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise, and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all of who want to see businesses like yours succeed. https://nisbdc.com/

Hosted by: North Idaho College

Disclaimers:

*The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

Jan
21
Thu
2021
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business?
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Are You Really Ready to Start a Business?

What does it take to be a business owner, and do you have it?

Are You Really Ready to Start a Business

This presentation from an expert in the field will include topics such as:

  • Where to start?
  • How to ensure your success
  • How to prepare to run a business

Starting a new business is often overwhelming. You no doubt have many questions including what to do first and how can I ensure my business is a success? Join us for a basic overview of what it takes to be a business owner and to talk through some of these tough questions.

This will be presented via Zoom and there will be no recording shared after. This is a Live Training and you must be present.

Presented by: Julie Kamps, training coordinator – North Idaho Small Business Development Center

Julie has over 30 years’ experience owning and running a variety of small businesses in North Idaho. She is glad to pass on that experience to anyone thinking of starting a small business of their own.

Register HERE (or click on the Green Ticket button above)

North Idaho Small Business DevelopmentCenter – North Idaho Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one, professional business coaching that helps small-business owners accelerate their businesses success. We offer the tools, resources, expertise, and peace of mind to help you feel confident and supported in taking your business to the next level, no matter where you are in the process. Best of all, our coaching services come at no cost to you because we’re funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Idaho, and North Idaho College all of who want to see businesses like yours succeed. https://nisbdc.com/

 

Hosted by:

North Idaho College

Disclaimers:

*The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal, or other professional advice specific to their situation. The North Idaho Small Business Development Center, and its host, North Idaho College, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar.

By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the North Idaho Small Business Development Center or it’s host, North Idaho College, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.