July

Surviving the Employee Drought

Jul 22, 2021, Thu 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Topic: Human Resources

The number of employed workers in our northern counties Post-COVID is higher or equal to pre-COVID levels and yet business owners are struggling to find labor required to maintain service levels.

Understand the reasons for the labor shortage and how to successfully attract the labor your business needs at this time.

Learn different tactics needed for finding hourly and salary workers and strategies for hiring. Discover what is driving job seekers and how to position your business for success.

Presented by Dennis Weed - Business Coach NISBDC

Dennis started his career working in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering of aerospace graphite parts and subsequently held a variety of leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe. His experience spans the aerospace, software development, business management, finance, and tax industries.

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August

Weathering the Storm of Inflation

August 19th, 2021 Thu 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Topic: Managing a Business

2021 has opened with a burst of inflation, currently pegged at 5%, the worst since 2008. Please join us for an in-depth discussion of inflation and business profitability. Learn specific strategies and tactics that have been proven in numerous inflationary cycles to help insulate business profitability from the ravages of inflation.

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.

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