Showing posts from October, 2014

Training opportunity: Doing business with the government

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a group within Idaho Department of Commerce.  Their mission is to educate Idaho businesses on the opportunity to sell to government agencies and prime contractors and assist them in successfully completing the procurement process. 

Free training:  Doing business with the government - Procurement Technical Assistance Center 
November 5, 2014 8:30 – 12:30 Silver Valley Department of Labor 35 Wildcat Way Register online at:
Presenters: Idaho Department of Transportation

Bidding on ITD highway construction projectsWorking as a consultant on ITD professional agreementsUSDOT’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
U.S. Small Business Administration

8(a) Business Development ProgramHUBZone CertificationWomen-Owned Small Business (WOSB)Dynamic Small Business Search
Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Bid MatchingFederal Procurement Assistance
U.S. Forest Service


Export opportunity - Idaho STEP grant

Idaho STEP Grant Can Help Accelerate Export Efforts Idaho STEP grants are a tremendous opportunity for Idaho companies in any industry to assist with export market development and promotion activities. Businesses looking to increase their exports, find new markets, or get involved in exporting for the first time are encouraged to apply. Grants are available on a competitive basis to companies who meet the small business standards as set by the SBA. View a complete listing of industry specific small business definitions.

Qualifying program uses covered by the grant include: International sales missionGovernor’s trade missionReverse trade missionInternational trade showU.S. Commercial Service products such as Gold KeysTranslation of websiteLearn more here or contact Tina Salisburyor (208) 287-3164
STEP Grant - click here for the Fact Sheet

Silver Valley Labor office program for long term unemployed

Job search support, training opportunities for dislocated workers.  
For information contact Sara Lamson

Please donate to the SVEDC - NIC dual credit scholarship fund

Vince Rinaldi worked with North Idaho College to create the Silver Valley Economic Development Dual Credit Scholarship fund. The scholarship fund gives Silver Valley juniors and seniors the opportunity to start earning college credit at a reduced cost. These students are our future workforce, but many are unable to cover the cost of dual credit classes. As a community we can help keep college in reach and an attainable goal for our students.

We are in the midst of a fundraising campaign and have two matching pledges - $2,500 from Panhandle State Bank, and $2,500 from Athenaia LLC. We need to raise a mere $2,500 to receive both matching pledges. $2,500 in donations will result in $7,500 total donations. We are close to our goal but time is running out! Every little bit helps. Please donate.

What is the North Idaho College Dual Credit Program?
Dual credit provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in North Idaho College classes for both high school and …

More October training opportunities - Marketing, Bookkeeping, Financial Management

Starting a Bookkeeping Service 
Post Falls - North Idaho College Small Business Development Center 

Tuesday 10/21/2014 5:30 - 8:30
Discover how to start and run a successful bookkeeping service. Discussion will cover newly enacted Internal Revenue Service requirements, marketing, and pricing your services. Cost is $39.
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Financial Management for Profit Post Falls - North Idaho College Small Business Development Center
Thursday 10/23/2014
This workshop is a part of the "Business Acceleration Series" we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.
Financial statements require accurate and timely information to be useful in business. Business financials are not for paying taxes...they are essential for making good business decisions. Gain an understanding of essential financial statements and learn h…

Training opportunities this week

Managing People and Operations Post Falls - North Idaho College SBDC
Thu 10/16/2014 4:30 - 8:00 PM
This workshop is a part of the "Business Acceleration Series" we offer. You may consider taking the remaining three classes as well.
Your employees are the future of your business. Learn how to hire and keep winners. Also learn what key processes make up your business operations and improve productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in your business for higher profit. Cost is $39. - - - - - - - - - - - -
Affordable Care Act 101 for Small Businesses Webinar - online
Thu 10/16/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This free webinar will focus on what the new healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. It will focus on both federal and state provisions to help local small business owners understand how the law will affect them. Topics being discussed includ…

Affordable Care Act seminar for Small & Medium Businesses

Affordable Care Act for SMBs - Clear & Simple!
Do you have questions about the impact of ACA on your Business? Not sure of your options and consequences?
Gain update on the ACA, recommendations for analyzing the impact on your business, and solutions for implementation.  You will hear real examples of employer situations and examples of tracking and reporting including IRS filing requirements.  You will gainunderstanding of strategies for measurement and classification of employees.
Speaker: Chris Rivard - Partner, Moss Adams LLP (Specialist on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on employers)
When: Nov 19th, 8-10am Where: NIC’s Workforce Training Center in Post Falls Cost: $10/person - includes coffee and continental breakfast