Tuesday, March 7
Idaho Job and Career Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. More than 50 employers and community partners from a wide assortment of industries will be on hand to speak with job seekers. Attend free seminars discussing the psychology of getting a job and how to land your dream job and the ins and outs of interviewing. Free. View a list of employers and register to attend at ibleventsinc.com/job-seekers-registration.
Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discusses where and how to use research to build a business plan and the importance of starting a business with a sturdy foundation. Topics covered include: self-evaluation, choosing a legal structure, building a business plan and preparing for a lender. Workshop is held first Tuesday of the month. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.
Wednesday, March 8
Hiring Day at McDonald’s: 8 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. at participating McDonald’s restaurants in Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, Mountain Home and Weiser, as well as Ontario, Ore. Job seekers looking for entry level to managerial positions; fulltime or part-time. Start the application process in advance at McDonalds.com/careers and make plans to stop by a participating restaurant.
LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8th & Main, 800 W. Main St., Boise. In-depth discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. Free. RSVP required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7573.
Workshop on Farmers Markets and Fairs in Boise Area: 4 to 6 p.m. in the main conference room, Jannus, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Learn more about the various markets and fairs, their audiences and registration requirements. Free. To register, email or call Michelle Britt at MBritt@Jannus.org, 336-5533, ext. 349.
Thursday, March 9
Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8th & Main, 800 W. Main St., Boise. In-depth discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, startup, expansion and working capital. Emphasis placed on financial statement analysis, projections, cash flow, and presenting your request to a lender. Free. RSVP required by emailing idresources@ zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.
Saturday, March 11
Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Information essential to starting or growing a small business. Presentations by experts in accounting, law, banking and social media. Workshop is held second Saturday of the month. $75. Call 334-1696 or go to treasurevalley.score.org.
Guided Business Plan Class: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jannus, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Get the who, what, where, when, and how of your business idea down on paper among other would-be entrepreneurs. Q&A format prompts thoughtful analysis of and discussion about the viability of your business concept in a jargon- and judgment-free environment. One-on-one technical assistance follows the class to ensure your plan is completed. Class is held second Saturday of each month. $50. Contact Michelle Britt at 336-5533 ext349 or email@example.com to register.
Monday, March 13
State of the City Address: 4 p.m. at the Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. A ticketed “Taste & Talk of Nampa” reception with appetizers will follow Mayor Bob Henry’s speech. Speech is free, but reception is $7. To purchase tickets, go to cityofnampa.us/SOC2017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, March 14
Idaho Rental Owners and Managers Association monthly meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Kopper Kitchen, 2661 Airport Way, Boise. Heather Hoel, manager of the Don Aslett’s Cleaning Center, will give a presentation on “Cleaning Solutions for your Rentals.” Free. 336-9449, idahorentalowners.org.
Wednesday, March 15
Smart StartUp Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8th & Main, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Receive the tools to determine if your business idea is viable; do market research, breakeven analysis and competitive investigation; prepare a Unique Value Proposition; understand types of legal structures; identify key resource partners; and create a funding plan. Free. RSVP required by emailing email@example.com or calling 501-7573.
Thursday, March 16
Nampa Chamber Luncheon and Business Forum: Breakout sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and luncheon from 11:30 to 1 p.m. in the Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa. $17 members, $20 late registrations. Reservations are required by 9 a.m. March 13. Call 466-4641.
Money-Making Marketing: Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8th & Main, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Find out how to create a strategic marketing plan and implement low-cost or no-cost tactics for your business. Free. RSVP required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7573.
Tuesday, March 21
Meridian Chamber Vendor Show and Luncheon: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at West Ada School District, 1303 E. Central Drive, Meridian. $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 888-2817 or go to meridianchamber.org.
Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discusses a range of finance options small businesses have and how to prepare you and your business when approaching commercial lenders. Workshop is held third Tuesday of the month. Free. RSVP at eventbrite.com.
Thursday, March 23
Economic Excellence Breakfast: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at West Ada School District, 1303 E. Central Drive, Meridian. Keynote speaker is David Turnbull, Project Manager and CEO of Brighton Corporation. $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Call Betsy at 577-2442 or email email@example.com.
Wednesday, March 29
Best Practices: Dismissing Employees or Business Partners: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 8th & Main, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Learn what steps you can take to avoid messy departures or costly litigation. Free. RSVP required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7573.
Thursday, March 30
Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Lyle Pearson, 351 S. Auto Drive, Boise. No RSVP needed. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 for nonmembers (pay at door).
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