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Treasure Valley business calendar: July 18-October 12

Older people often have more success than younger ones at starting businesses. The Small Business Administration plans a free workshop Tuesday, July 19, to match entrepreneurs ages 50 and older with business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.
Older people often have more success than younger ones at starting businesses. The Small Business Administration plans a free workshop Tuesday, July 19, to match entrepreneurs ages 50 and older with business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. Dallas Morning News / MCT

Tuesday, July 19

Boise-OnBase Community Event (B-OCE): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Zions Bank Building, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Discover new ways to manage information, improve business processes and help your organization be more efficient. Presented by Integra Paperless and OnBase by Hyland. Free. Register at integraecm.com/training/b-oce.

Encore Workshop: 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Entrepreneurs ages 50 and older are matched up with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

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 idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at Jannus, Inc., 1607 W, Jefferson St., Boise. This workshop is the Economic Opportunity Program’s recommended first step for startup entrepreneurs. $60 or free to EO clients. For information and registration, contact Gina at 336-5533, ext. 237, or gbessire@jannus.org.

Financing Your Small Business: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Discussing 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.

Wednesday, July 20

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 idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Thursday, July 21

How to Build Trust with Advertising: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S. Workshop for businesses looking for ways to keep its current customers or attract new ones. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

Tuesday, July 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.

Thursday, July 28

Boise Chamber Business After Hours and Operation Thank You Celebration: 5 to 7 p.m. at Pioneer Federal Credit Union, 2350 S. Broadway Ave., Boise. Networking, appetizers and prizes. No RSVP needed. Free to members, $10 nonmembers (pay at door).

Tuesday, Aug. 2

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 idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Thursday, Aug. 4

I Might Be Liable for What?!: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Workshop covers: types of legal structures for business owners, factors to consider in choosing a legal entity, ways to limit personal liability, what it means to “behave like a corporation.” Free. RSVP required by emailing idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 9-10

Intermountain Energy Summit: At Idaho Falls Shilo Inn, 780 Lindsay Blvd. For details, go to intermountainenergysummit.com.

Saturday, Aug. 13

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, Aug. 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. 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 idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Business Launch: 4 to 6 p.m. at Jannus, Inc., 1607 W, Jefferson St., Boise. This workshop is the Economic Opportunity Program’s recommended first step for startup entrepreneurs. $60 or free to EO clients. For information and registration, contact Gina at 336-5533, ext. 237, or gbessire@jannus.org.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

From Idea to Action: Creating Your Business Plan: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Free. To RSVP, call 501-7573 or email idresources@zionsbank.com.

Wednesday, October 12

Boise Metro Chamber’s 133rd Annual Gala Dinner: 6 to 9:15 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. Featuring Mara Liasson, correspondent for National Public Radio and contributor to Fox News Channel. $100 members, $150 nonmembers. Register at boisechamber.org.

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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