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North Central Idaho SBDC sets workshops in Lapwai and Kamiah

LEWISTON, IDAHO – The North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center at Lewis-Clark State College has scheduled three workshops in Lapwai and one in Kamiah on how to write a business plan, help with accounting and record keeping, and feasibility.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops. To pre-register or for more information for any of the workshops call 208-792-2465, email [email protected], or visit the website

How to write a business plan will be held July 12 in Kamiah and Aug. 7 in Lapwai. The hands-on workshop encourages attendees to bring materials to write a business plan. Topics that will be covered include buying, selling, growing, and raising capital. Barbara Leachman, director of the North Central Idaho SBDC, will show how a written business plan leads to more success with the business. She will discuss a 10-step process that will help participants progress from their goals to action steps. The workshop has a fee of $20.

The July 12 workshop will be held at the Wa-A’Yas Community Center, located at 401 Idaho St. in Kamiah, and will be at 9-11:30 a.m. The Aug. 7 workshop is set for the same time at the Nez Perce Tribe Veterans Conference Room, located at 120 Bever Grade in Lapwai.

A workshop on business accounting and records will be held July 19 at 9-11:30 a.m. at the Nez Perce Tribe Veterans Conference Room in Lapwai. This workshop will look at keeping records, accounting, information on decision making, cash, taxes, credit, raising capital, and making deals. The workshop has a $20 fee and will be taught by Leachman.

A small business feasibility workshop will be held July 24 at the Bureau of Indian Affairs Phinney Building, located at 99 Agency Road in Lapwai. The workshop runs 9-11:30 a.m., has a $20 registration fee, and will be taught by Leachman. This workshop will show how to do research, make predictions, what capital needs are necessary, and how to do a feasibility analysis.