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Treasure Valley business calendar: May 2-25

Tuesday, May 3

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, May 4

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; create a funding plan. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Thursday, May 5

Let’s Talk Small Business: 10 a.m. at New Ventures Lab, 33 E. Idaho Ave., Meridian. Interactive workshop will bring attendees face-to-face with entrepreneurs who will share their stories and experiences of starting their own business. Free; lunch provided. RSVP to 334-9004, ext. 342.

Tuesday, May 10

LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. 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.

Small Business of the Year and Chamber Excellence Awards Luncheon: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $35 Boise Metro Chamber members, Featuring special guest emcee James Cunningham, host of the Cooking Channel’s “Eat St.” $45 nonmembers, through May 6. Starting May 7, $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org or call Mike Swain at 472-5212.

Wednesday, May 11

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.

Thursday, May 12

2016 Capital Connect Conference: 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University. The Idaho Technology Council is unveiling the 2015 Idaho Deal Flow Report on Idaho’s capital and funding trend data. $25 members, $30 nonmembers. Register at IdahoTechCouncil.org/capital-connect-conference.

Boise Technology Show: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at The Owyhee, 1109 Main St., Boise. Gathering place for Idaho businesses to get inspired and experience the latest office technologies and products offered by local technology vendors. $30. Complimentary lunch at 11:30 a.m. Call 375-4410 or go to fisherstech.com/techshow.

Friday, May 13

Donuts & Democracy: 9 to 10 a.m. at the Ron and Linda Yanke Family Research Park, Boise State University Research Center, 220 ParkCenter Blvd. Provides a quarterly advocacy update on current issues. Go to boisechamber.org.

Saturday, May 14

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.

Tuesday, May 17

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.

Thursday, May 19

Boise Metro Chamber Business After Hours: 5 to 7 p.m. at Boise Spectrum, 7609 W. Overland Road. Free to members, $10 nonmembers (pay at the door). No RSVP necessary. Go to boisechamber.org.

Tuesday, May 24

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 and a sales plan to compel your target market to buy from you. Free. RSVP required by emailing mackenzie.swanson@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Wednesday, May 25

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. In-depth 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 successfully presenting your request to a lender. 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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