Monday, August 31, 2015

Running a Seasonal Business - Tips for Thriving and Surviving Year-Round

From the SBA Repert

By Caron_Beesley, Contributor
Published: March 23, 2010 Updated: April 30, 2012
In business, we all struggle with highs and lows, but for seasonal businesses - those that make the bulk of their profits at certain times of the year - knowing how to optimize the lows while riding the highs requires a  particularly innovative and diligent entrepreneur at the helm.
Seasonal businesses are all around - from garden centers and snow removal firms to summer camps and beach stores. Some will choose to remain open for business throughout the year, while others will close during the slow months.
If you operate or are looking to start-up a seasonal business, here are some tips for minimizing the effect of seasonality and optimizing your business operations year-round.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Small Business Innovation Research - Treasure Valley Tour August 21

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The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

Join us!

Friday August 21st 8:00am to 4:00pm MDT 

BSU Micron Business and Economics Building 
Skaggs Hall, Room 1301 
360 University Drive, Boise, ID 83706 

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Vetrepreneurs Workshop August 11th, Pocatello

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Are you a veteran running a small business or interested in starting one?
Join us August 11th in Pocatello, Idaho for an introduction to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Programs and  Resources for Veterans.  Discover what resources are available to jump start your existing or new veteran owned businesses including Capital, Counseling and Contracting assistance.
Topics Covered:
  • 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program
  • Veterans' Advantage Program
  • Veteran Owned Business / Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Contract Set-asides
  • Basic Business Plan Essentials
  • Overview of Reboot 2 Business Program
  • General Q&A and individual counseling

Pocatello, ID
August 11, 2015 | 2:00 pm MST - 4:30 pm MST
1651 Alvin Ricken Dr., Conference Room, Pocatello, ID 83201
An introduction to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Programs and Resources for Veterans.
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Questions? Contact the Gregory Yerxa at 208-334-9634 or
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.