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Treasure Valley business calendar: Jan. 25-March 29

A 25-Bitcoin token. Bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services and exchange money across borders without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. A free Bitcoin Meetup is scheduled Tuesday night, Jan. 26, in Boise.
A 25-Bitcoin token. Bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services and exchange money across borders without involving banks, credit card issuers or other third parties. A free Bitcoin Meetup is scheduled Tuesday night, Jan. 26, in Boise. AP

Tuesday, Jan. 26

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/offices/district/id/boise.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Small Business Financing: 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Mountain Home City Hall, 160 S. 3rd St. E. Overview of SBA Loan Guaranty Programs and commercial financing programs including what you as a small business should prepare for when seeking commercial lending. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov/offices/district/id/boise.

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Boise Bitcoin Meetup: Antifragile — What happens if governments become hostile?: 7 to 8 p.m. at The Drink Event Center and Waterfront Grill, 3000 N. Lakeharbor Lane, Boise. Jon Harms discusses and demonstrates how the Bitcoin Network is an “anti-fragile” network and what that means for the future should an adversary arise. Also, Robert Allen from CoinCube.io talks about his investment algorithm “WAVE” and fields questions. Free. Go to meetup.com/Boise-Bitcoin-Meetup.

Thursday, Jan. 28

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 mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Business Basics: Starting Your Own Business: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Ideal starting point for new and future businesses who want information on how to structure and run a business. Free. Call the U.S. Small Business Administration at 334-9004, ext. 342 to register or for more information.

Boise Chamber Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Business Interiors of Idaho, 176 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise. Free to chamber members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door). No RSVP needed.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at the Women’s Business Center, 1607 W. Jefferson St., Boise. Overview of the fundamentals of operation planning, market planning and financial planning that will guide you to success with your new business. Also, helps determine your readiness to start, expand or get financing for your business. Workshop is held every first and third Tuesday of the month. Free for WBC members. Call 366-6722 or go to wbcidaho.org.

Wednesday,

Feb. 3

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 selling proposition and more. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Working Wednesday: Online Solutions for Small Businesses: 2 to 4 p.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Local bookkeeper, Patty Carson, covers what the cloud can do for you. Free. Call 426-3875.

Mayor Tammy’s State of the City Address and Taste of Meridian Reception: 3:59 p.m. at Meridian Middle School, 1507 W. 8th St. $10. RSVP to pgardner@meridiancity.org or call 489-0529.

Thursday, Feb. 4

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 mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Trailhead Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. at Trailhead, 500 S. 8th St., Boise. This month will be a “Speed Mentoring” workshop that will put you face-to-face with business experts. $10 general, free to Women’s Busines Center and Trailhead members. RSVP at trailheadboise.org.

Wednesday,

Feb. 10

Program and Career Expo: 5 to 7 p.m. at CWI’s Micron Center, 5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa. Free. Call 562-3000.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Idaho Business League Luncheon: Networking at 11:15 a.m. and luncheon at noon at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Keynote speaker is Ivan Donaldson, Director Investor Relations, Micron Technology. Free for members, $30 guests. RSVP to 323-4464 or league@idahobusinessleague.com.

Wednesday,

Feb. 17

Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Concentrates on the development and delivery of an effective sales presentation to compel your target market to buy from you. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Friday, Feb. 19

QuickBooks: Beginning session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and intermediate from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive. $65 per session or $100 for both. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Thursday, Feb. 25

How to Get Paid for What you Do: 3 to 5 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive. Crash course in account receivables recovery, starting with your initial contact with your customer and working through the client relationship. $10. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Wednesday, March 16

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discussion and review of how to obtain funds for acquisitions, start-up, expansion and working capital. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Franchise Ownership: A Career Alternative: 1 to 3 p.m. at Micron Business Building, 2360 W. University Drive. 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.

Thursday, March 24

QuickBooks: Beginning session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and intermediate from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Boise State TECenter, 5465 E. Terra Linda Way, Nampa. $65 per session or $100 for both. Call 426-3875 or go to idahosbdc.org.

Tuesday, March 29

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 mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

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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