Business

Treasure Valley business calendar: Sept. 6-Nov. 2

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Business Basics: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Topics include: self-evaluation, choosing a legal structure, building a business plan and preparing for a lender. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

COMPASS “21st Century Public Transportation”: Reception from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and presentation and discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. at 700 N.E. 2nd St., Meridian. James Corless, director of Transportation for America, will discuss how the public transportation industry is meeting new demands and being transformed by innovation, technology, and competition from ride-sharing companies, and what it all means for the Treasure Valley. Free. RSVP to ctorkelson@compassidaho.org or 475-2232.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Idaho Job and Career Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Riverside Hotel, 2900 Chinden Blvd., Boise. Job seekers can view a list of employers and register at ibleventsinc.com/job-seekers-registration.

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.

Bitcoin 101 Talk: 7 p.m. at Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. Introductory discussion about Bitcoin, digital money for the modern world. Go to meetup.com.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Market Research Made Easy: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zions Bank Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main St., Boise. Identify, explore and evaluate market opportunities; get comfortable using online research resources; learn how to calculate demand “in the field” using surveys, interviews, focus groups; create customer profiles for your target market; develop your value proposition. Free. RSVP required by emailing idresources@zionsbank.com or calling 501-7573.

Saturday, Sept. 10

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.

Monday, Sept. 12

Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependencies Workshop: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, McCleary North Auditorium, 1055 N. Curtis Road, Boise. Sessions include information on growing security in your small business, developing policy and best practices, engaging executive level leadership, information sharing, and integrating cyber and physical security. Free. Registration is required by calling 443-7723.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

#Marketing: The Power of Social Media: Noon to 1 p.m. at the U.S. Small Business Administration, 380 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. Introduction to contemporary social networking services and tools for small businesses from setup to integration. Demonstrations of real time social networking tools and services provided if time is available. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

Idaho Business League After Hours: 4 to 6 p.m. at Office Value, 1300 E. Kalispell, Suite 100, Meridian. Free for members, $10 guests. RSVP by calling 323-4464 or email league@idahobusinessleague.com.

Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 14-15

Women and Leadership: Empowering Through Knowledge: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Registration from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. $195, includes nine keynote sessions, two networking events, two breakfasts, two lunches, two skill builders, reception. Call 426-3784 or go to andruscenter.org.

Thursday, Sept. 15

State of the University Address: Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boise Centre, 850 W. Front St. $35 Boise Chamber members, $45 nonmembers. To register, contact Mike Swain at 472-5212 or mswain@boisechamber.org.

The Power of Wow: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Boise Business Accelerator, 520 W. Idaho St. Topics include: what is wow and how to create it, understanding the lifetime value of a customer, how to get people talking about your business, more. Free with code: SBDC. Call 426-3875.

Friday, Sept. 16

Meridian Business Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Ave. Half day of workshops, networking and a luncheon presented by local business owners and professionals. Allows attendees to learn from local experts on how to succeed and survive in these tough economic times. Free. For agenda or to register, go to meridianbusinessday.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

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.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Business After Hours: 4 to 7 p.m. at Clear Voice Telecom Inc., 10259 W. Emerald St., Suite 100, Boise. Free to Boise Chamber members, $10 for nonmembers (pay at the door). No RSVP needed.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

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 resources available through the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Idaho PTAC) to help small businesses interested in selling to government agencies. Free. Call 334-9004 or go to sba.gov.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Idaho Public Purchasing Association Reverse Vendor Trade Show: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building, Boise State University. Encourages vendors to meet and talk directly to purchasing officials from various government agencies. Vendors, suppliers, contractors, and other service providers from across the state circulate from agency to agency and provide information about their products/services to the appropriate procurement representatives. In return, the procurement representatives provide valuable information about how to do business with their agency. $60. Call 391-7304 or go to nigp-idaho.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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