Tuesday, Dec. 1
Moffatt Thomas Employment Law Breakfast Briefing: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Moffatt Thomas, Attorneys at Law, 101 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Receive information on important developments in Idaho employment law. $15 (entire registration fee will be donated to the local affiliate chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management). Call 345-2000 or go to moffatt.com/news.
Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Learn where and how to use your research to build your business plan and the importance of starting your business with a sturdy foundation. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495784.
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Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Provides an in-depth discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, startup, expansion and working capital. Free. RSVP required by emailing email@example.com or calling 501-7449.
Working Wednesday: SEO (Search Engine Optimization): 2 to 4 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Michael Taggart, the CEO of Adventure Marketing, will discuss SEO and how it can improve your business. Free. Call 426-3875.
Friday, Dec. 4
Metro Conversations: 8 to 9 a.m. at Northpoint Recovery, 10787 W. Ustick Road, Boise. Networking event with free coffee. Go to boisechamber.org.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Smart StartUp Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 501-7449.
#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. An introduction to contemporary social networking services and tools for small businesses, from setup to integration. Demonstrations of real-time social-networking tools and . Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495484.
Boise Chamber of Commerce Holiday Reception with Elected Officials: 5 to 7 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $35 members, $45 nonmembers, includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or email@example.com to register.
Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 9-10
University of Idaho Extension’s Snake River Sugar Beet Conference: Dec. 9 at the Wyndham Garden Boise Hotel, 3300 S. Vista Ave., Boise; and Dec. 10 at the Best Western Plus Burley Inn, 800 N. Overland Ave. Registration at 7 a.m. Intended primarily for farmers, crop advisors and crop consultants, the conference will explore topics ranging from seed biotechnology to nematode identification and management and Cercospora leaf spot biology and management. Registration is $27 through Dec. 4, then $37 after at uidaho.edu/SugarBeetConference.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Moffatt Thomas Bankruptcy Breakfast Briefing: 8 to 9 a.m. at Moffatt Thomas, Attorneys at Law, 101 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Seminar on the new Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Rules — receive tips on how to navigate the new form and learn how these changes impact creditors. Free. Call 345-2000 or go to moffatt.com/news.
IDAWRA Brownbag Presentation: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Washington Group Plaza, 720 E. Park Blvd., Boise. The Idaho Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program seeks to deliver quality multi-hazard data that helps communities achieve their preferred future; hopefully one with a reduced risk from flooding. This presentation will provide a topical rundown through Idaho’s Current Mapping Activities as coordinated through the State of Idaho Risk MAP Program Manager, Ryan McDaniel. Free. Call 761-2989 or go to state.awra.org/idaho.
Saturday, Dec. 12
Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Covers the major factors that are essential to establish or grow a small business. There will be a CPA, lawyer, bank professional, and library research professional presenting during the workshop, and a SCORE mentor will speak on marketing and business plans. $75. Call 334-1696.
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