Region II ISBDC workshops set for April
The Region II Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College is starting its next 12-week NxLevel online course and will offer two workshops on “How to Start a Business Boot Camp” and “Tell vs. Sale” during the month of April.
The NxLevel online course is designed for existing and potential entrepreneurs to learn the skills to create, develop, and strengthen their business ventures. In this 12-session online course participants will consider their business options, plan their organization, research products and markets, and gain a deeper understanding of marketing and financial management. In the end, participants will have developed a business plan to help them take their business to the next level.
Online allows participants to take the sessions at their convenience but experience peer to peer learning as they share questions and thoughts with other students In addition, the instructor will answer questions and review all business plans.
The registration deadline for the NxLevel course is April 10 and the class will start on April 20. The cost is $485, which includes all materials, downloads, text, and workbook.
“How to Start a Business Boot Camp” will be held April 6 at 6-9 p.m. in Room 203 of the Lewis-Clark State College Administration Building. The workshop will teach business feasibility, self-employment assessment, initial market research, start-up expenses, financial feasibility, choosing a business structure, obtaining finances, determining regulations, setting prices, creating marketing materials, and developing a business plan. The fee for the workshop is $10 and Randy Eriksen will be the instructor.
The other workshop, “Tell vs. Sell”, will be held on April 13 at 6-9 p.m., also in room 203 of the LCSC Administration Building. This workshop will help differentiate advertising and marketing and will teach how to develop a marketing plan, how to advertise a business, and how to brand a business. Participants also will learn to sell benefits and set themselves apart from their competition by exploiting core competencies. The workshop has a fee of $25 and will be taught by Jill Thomas-Jorgenson.
Also, two QuickBooks classes will be held in April, but both classes are already full. To get on a waiting list for either the “QuickBooks – Getting Started” class on April 21 or the “QuickBooks – Accounts Payable, Receivable and Other Record Keeping” on April 22, or to register for any of the other workshops, contact the Region II ISBDC office at (208) 792-2465.