LEWISTON, Idaho - Entrepreneurship is a continuous cycle of: questioning, analyzing, learning, upgrading knowledge, and improving skills to stay ahead of the competition. The Region II Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lewis-Clark State College can help.
New interactive, fast paced, workshops start this Friday at the SBDC at Lewis-Clark State College. The Business Essentials Series will be every other Friday morning from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and the cost is only $30. Workshops will be cancelled if pre-registration numbers are too low. You may even find a way to attend free on the SBDC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LCSC.SBDC
With this series, those interested can attend just the workshops that are of the most interest to them. Pre-registration can be done online under the Region II Training tab at: http://www.idahosbdc.org/, by calling 208.792.2465 or emailing [email protected]
2015 Workshop Schedule
1. ENTREPRENEURIAL ESSENTIALS
Forming a business, research, risks, rewards, registrations, records, regulations, and resources - all in 2.5 hours.
Instructor: Barbara Leachman Guest Speaker: Sam Creason on Intellectual Property Date: January 16, 2015
2. MARKETING FOCUS
Value propositions, customers, channels, competition, potential, pricing, testing, messages, strategy, promotion, action plans, sales, and making more money.
Instructor: Barbara Leachman Date: January 30, 2015
3. WEBSITES AND MARKETING MESSAGES
Templates, terminology, costs, design, stories, tools, promotion, and social media.
Instructor: Barbara Leachman Date: February 13, 2015
4. WEBSITE SUCCESS WITH SEO & MARKETING
Getting your website seen by your potential customers can be a challenge. The guest instructor makes a business of optimizing his client's websites so the search engines rank them higher. This workshop provides a better understanding of search engines and website marketing.
Instructor: Jeff Purcell Date: February 27, 2015
5. MANAGING THE MONEY
Keeping score, records, accounting, information for decision making, cash, taxes, credit, raising capital, and making deals.
Instructor: Barbara Leachman Date: March 13, 2015
6. FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS
Research, risk tolerance, predictions, capital needs, expenses, breaking even, cash flow analysis, focus, decisions, and using the SCORE financial projection template for feasibility analysis.
Instructor: Barbara Leachman Date: March 27, 2015
7. BUSINESS VALUATION FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS
How small businesses are valued: assets, income, goodwill, rates of return, liquidation, adjustments, marketing, documents, negotiations, capital, resources, role of attorney, accountant, appraiser, and lender .
Instructor: Barbara Leachman Guest Speaker: From Creason, Moore, Dokken & Geidl, PLLC Date: April 10, 2015
Later workshops include a five-part QuickBooks series starting on April 14 and special marketing courses for YouTube and Amazon starting on April 24.
For more information, please contact Barbara Leachman, Director, Region II Idaho Small Business Development Center at [email protected] or 208.792.2440 or by visiting http://www.lcsc.edu/sbdc/ or http://www.idahosbdc.org/.