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Treasure Valley business calendar April 28-May 28

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

Doing Business with the Government workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. at the SBA Boise District Office, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Suite 330. 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. To RSVP, call 334-9004, ext. 336, or go to sba.gov/BDO-Workshops.

Smart StartUp Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Receive the tools to: determine if your business idea is viable; do market research, breakeven analysis and competitive investigation; prepare a unique selling proposition; understand types of legal structures; identify key resource partners; and create a funding plan. Free, but registration required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

Compassion Cafe: 5 to 7 p.m. at the Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive, Boise. Boise businesses that treat their staff and customers well and make significant contributions to the community are invited to tell their stories. This is the first of a series of business events to come out of the Compassionate Boise movement launched by the Gardner Co. and others Oct. 20. Free, includes appetizers and drinks. To register, email jbrady@postregister.com or call 313-7171.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

Grow Your Business with Social Media: 10 a.m. to noon at The Watercooler, 1401 N. Idaho St., Boise. Free. 426-3875.

More Buzz, More Business with Email Marketing: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Watercooler, 1401 N. Idaho St., Boise. Free. 426-3875.

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

Restaurant Business Workshop: 9 to 11 a.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Jim Balis, food service and restaurant consultant, will discuss the key performance indicators to enable prospective and current restaurant owners to build and sustain their business. Free. Registration required at treasurevalley.score.org, call 334-1696 or email treasurevalleyscore@gmail.com.

Become Magnetic workshop: 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Owyhee, 1109 Main St., Boise. Learn how to be the most authentic, value-delivering, magnetic-self you can be no matter what setting you are in. Free. RSVP at narrowthegap.com/product/become-magnetic.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, MAY 1-2

The Women Ignite Idaho Conference and Trade Show: CenturyLink Arena, 233 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. $89 advance, $99 at the door. Go to ignitesouls.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 5

State of Downtown Boise annual meeting: 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Keynote presentation by Carol Coletta, who joined Knight Foundation in 2013. She is an expert on the development of cities, and has written and spoken extensively on the future of cities, including how communities develop, attract and retain talent. $10 coffee only, $30 full breakfast. Call 472-5251 or go to downtownboise.org.

Business Launch Workshop: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. First step for startup entrepreneurs. $60 or free to WBC members. Call 336-6722, ext. 269 or email cduncan@metaidaho.org to register.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

Angel Investment Workshops: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. Navigating the Boardroom will help attendees gain insight and strategies how to tackle the most important issues facing a board of directors. Post-Investment: Mentoring and Governance will help attendees garner the skills and knowledge to properly manage the important issues following an equity investment. $150 for non-Boise Angel Alliance members; special pricing for BAA and Trailhead members, entrepreneurs. Go to boiseangelalliance.org/investor-education-series.html.

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Strong emphasis placed on financial statement analysis, projections, cash flow, and how to successfully present your request to a lender. Free, but registration required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

THURSDAY, MAY 7

Boise Technology Show: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Owyhee, 1109 Main St., Boise. Networking, speakers and seminars. $15 before April 30, $25 after. Lunch provided. Call 375-4410 or go to fisherstech.com/techshow.

SATURDAY, MAY 9

Business Fundamental 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. $75 entry, spouse/business partner free. Call 334-1696.

TUESDAY, MAY 12

Smart StartUp Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Receive the tools to: determine if your business idea is viable; do market research, breakeven analysis and competitive investigation; prepare a unique selling proposition; understand types of legal structures; identify key resource partners; and create a funding plan. Free, but registration required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

Schmoozeday Tuesday: 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Mouvance Winery, 1414 W. Grove St., Boise. A networking hour with a half-hour business workshop in the middle. This month Lynette Bushman of LJ Sourcing will discuss how to bring a product to market. Free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

Guided Business Plan: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. This is part one of a six-hour workshop on building a business plan. $157 or $97 for META or WBC members. Register by contacting Carlos Duncan at cduncan@metaidaho.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 16

Business Fundamentals Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Covers the major factors that are essential to establish or grow a small business. $75. Call 334-1696.

TUESDAY, MAY 19

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., 6th floor, Boise. Provides an in-depth discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. Free, but registration required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

Creating and Formatting PowerView Reports: 4 p.m. at ExecuTrain of Idaho, 10051 W. Emerald St., Boise. Happy hour seminar with appetizers. Free. Call 327-0768 or go to etidaho.com/events.php.

Business Launch Workshop: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. First step for startup entrepreneurs. $60 or free to WBC members. Call 336-6722, ext. 269 or email cduncan@metaidaho.org to register.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20

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., 6th floor, Boise. Find out how to create a strategic marketing plan and implement low-cost or no-cost tactics for your business. Free, but registration required by emailing sheila.spangler@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7450.

Franchise Owner: A Career Alternative: 1 to 3 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive, Boise. Blair Nicol, a franchise consultant with FranNet, explains how you can safely evaluate, select, finance and succeed in a franchise business. Free. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 26

Business Education Series – Sustainability and Your Business: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. 5th St. $10 for lunch, free for program only. Go to boisechamber.org.

Idaho Section of the American Water Resources Association dinner meeting: Social at 5 p.m., buffet dinner at 6:15 p.m. and panel discussion at 7 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. Panel discussion on community drought planning. $25 members, $30 nonmembers, $5 panel only. Call 761-2989 or go to state.awra.org/idaho.

Speed Mentoring: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Ventures Lab, behind Meridian City Hall. Opportunity to meet face-to-face, for 20 minutes each, with business experts to get your business questions answered in the areas of marketing, business law, business research, CPA-finance and real estate. To register, call Margaret Pittel at 336-6722, ext. 343.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

Business Education Series – Getting the Best Service and Value from your Law Firm/Lawyer: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, 250 S. 5th St. Free for members, $35 nonmembers. Go to boisechamber.org.

Guided Business Plan: 3 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. This is part two of a six-hour workshop on building a business plan. $157 or $97 for META or WBC members. Register by contacting Carlos Duncan at cduncan@metaidaho.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 28

Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Oregon Tile and Marble, 12376 W. Executive Drive, Boise. Free for members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door). Go to boisechamber.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 15

The New Way to Work Together – SharePoint: 3 p.m. at ExecuTrain of Idaho, 10051 W. Emerald St., Boise. Free. Call 327-0768 or go to etidaho.com/events.php.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 3

Boise Mayor’s State of the City Address: 4 p.m. at The Egyptian Theatre, 700 W. Main St., Boise. Immediately following the State of the City Address (approximately 5 p.m.), the mayor will welcome sponsors and attendees to a community celebration at the Basque Block featuring local food and beverage vendors and entertainment. Attendees will receive food and beverage vouchers to use at the Basque Block. Email nsouba@boisechamber.org with questions.

Compiled by Michelle Jenkins. To submit a calendar listing, go to Events.IdahoStatesman.com and click on “Add event.” Items must be received 10 days in advance. All submissions become the property of the Statesman.

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