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 services are provided time is available. 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.
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Trailhead Tuesday: Speed Mentoring: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. Networking hour with speed mentoring in the middle. Speed mentoring offers attendees time to meet face-to-face with experts in marketing, loans, accounting, business operations and business law. Free to Trailhead, META or WBC members; $10 guests. Register at trailheadboise.org.
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 advisers 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 $37 at uidaho.edu/SugarBeetConference.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Nampa Chamber Business and Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S. Free to attend. If you are not a member and would like to attend as a guest, contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 run-down through Idaho’s Current Mapping Activities as coordinated through the the State of Idaho Risk MAP Program Manager, Ryan McDaniel. Free. Call 761-2989 or go to state.awra.org/idaho.
Boise Investor Group monthly meeting: 6:30 p.m. at Title One, 1940 S. Bonito Way, Meridian. Vincent Kituku, a nationally recognized motivational speaker, will present “Are you a lion or a gazelle?” $10 per person at the door. Go to meetup.com/BoiseInvestorGroup.
Friday, Dec. 11
Rand Fishkin: 8 Lessons Learned From Growing Moz: 3 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. Rand Fishkin founded and grew Moz, a Seattle-based, but world-impacting, marketing software company. Hear the personal toll all the ups and downs took on him and what he did about it. Free to members, $10 nonmembers. Register at trailheadboise.org.
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 speaking on marketing and business plans. $75. Call 334-1696.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
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. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495560.
Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria, 800 W. Main St., Suite 210 and 230, Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 nonmembers at the door. No RSVP needed.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Provides an 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 email@example.com or calling 501-7449.
Nampa Chamber Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nampa Civic Center, 311 3rd St. S. Idaho Senate Pro Tem, Brent Hill and Speaker of the House, Scott Bedke will provide a preview of the upcoming 2016 legislative session. $17 members, $20 late reservations after Dec. 14 at noon. Reservations required by calling 466-4641.
CEO Speaker Series: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring Darrel Anderson, president and CEO, Idaho Power. Early bird pricing through Dec. 11: $30 Boise Chamber members, $40 nonmembers. Beginning Dec. 12: $40 and $50. Contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thursday, Dec. 17
Money-Making Marketing: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 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 email@example.com or calling 501-7449.
Tuesday, Dec. 22
Doing Business with the Federal Government: 9 to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Learn about the Small Business Administration’s government contracting certifications, as well as the many resources available through the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/event/1495604.
Friday, Jan. 22
Wisdom 2.0 Connect: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at JUMP (Jack’s Urban Meeting Place), W. Myrtle St., Boise. Explores ways to more fully optimize innovation, authenticity and bring more clarity to the contemporary workplace and to life. Features speakers, hosted conversations, guided meditations, connection exercises, a community lunch and a post-event lounge-style cocktail hour at the brand-new JUMP facility in Downtown Boise. $90. Go to wisdom2summit.com/Events or eventbrite.com.
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