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Zions Business Resource Center

800 W. Main St. 6th Fl., Boise, ID

Phone:
1-(208)-501-7449

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Upcoming Events

LinkedIn® Strategies: Managing Your Brand

Business, Class/Workshop

LinkedIn® Strategies: Managing Your Brand Learn how to build and manage your personal and business brand by connecting and commenting on LinkedIn®. This two-hour workshop provides an in-depth discussion of online networking and how to establish your reputation as a thought leader and subject matter expert. This workshop will discuss how to: • Create professional profile • Make the right connections • Research, join and participate in groups • Post updates, comments and articles • Utilize this platform to grow your business To Register: • Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary--but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: 9th & Main or other downtown garages • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat • Seating: Limited to 18 • Laptop: Bring your laptop or mobile device to get online The workshop, “LinkedIn Strategies: Managing Your Brand”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Thu 9/5/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Smart StartUp™

Business, Class/Workshop

Smart StartUp™ If you are a new entrepreneur or are thinking about starting a business, this workshop is for you! In this two-hour workshop, you will 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 This workshop is typically offered once a month. • Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary -but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: Downtown garages. See map http://ccdcboise.com/parking/parking-structures/ • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Smart StartUp™”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Tue 9/10/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business™

Business, Class/Workshop

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business™ Find out how to get the financing you need to launch or expand your business. This workshop offers 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. This workshop will cover: • How to prepare a loan package, including a business plan and financial projections • How lenders determine a loan decision and what you can do about it! • What investors look for when evaluating a deal • How to prepare, read and analyze your business financial statements To register: • Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary--but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: 9th & Main or other downtown garages • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat. • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business™”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Tue 9/17/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Credit Matters: Know Your Score and More

Business, Class/Workshop

Credit Matters: Know Your Score and More Your credit score can affect what interest rates you are offered on loans, if you will be considered for certain jobs or even if you qualify for the best auto insurance rates. So how do you build and manage credit? This topic isn’t usually taught in schools or discussed at the family dinner table, leaving most of us to try to figure things out on our own. We hope we’ll get it right. But hope is not a financial strategy. Our best intentions can sometimes lead to costly mistakes or misinformation that limit our personal and business opportunities. Learn how to take control of your credit by attending this complimentary workshop. In this workshop, you will learn about: • Different types of credit and the cost of credit • What goes into a credit score • Where to access your credit report • How to identify and dispute errors • When and why you might need a credit freeze • How financial institutions and others use credit data for decisions • Good habits you can begin today to improve your situation To Register: • Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary--but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: Downtown garages. See map http://ccdcboise.com/parking/parking-structures/ • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Credit Matters: Know Your Score and More”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Tue 9/24/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation™

Business, Class/Workshop

Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation™ Selling your products or services doesn’t just happen. It takes focus on the right principles and practices. This workshop will concentrate on the development and delivery of an effective sales presentation and a sales plan to compel your target market to buy from you. In this workshop, you will learn to: • Identify what selling really is • Develop a sales strategy and a process • Articulate your value proposition in a 30 second “commercial” • Utilize a question based approach and closing techniques to win business To Register: • Dates: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary -but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: Downtown garages. See map http://ccdcboise.com/parking/parking-structures/ • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Sales Strategies: Delivering a Profitable Presentation™”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Wed 10/2/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Credit Matters: Know Your Score and More

Business, Class/Workshop

Credit Matters: Know Your Score and More Your credit score can affect what interest rates you are offered on loans, if you will be considered for certain jobs or even if you qualify for the best auto insurance rates. So how do you build and manage credit? This topic isn’t usually taught in schools or discussed at the family dinner table, leaving most of us to try to figure things out on our own. We hope we’ll get it right. But hope is not a financial strategy. Our best intentions can sometimes lead to costly mistakes or misinformation that limit our personal and business opportunities. Learn how to take control of your credit by attending this complimentary workshop. In this workshop, you will learn about: • Different types of credit and the cost of credit • What goes into a credit score • Where to access your credit report • How to identify and dispute errors • When and why you might need a credit freeze • How financial institutions and others use credit data for decisions • Good habits you can begin today to improve your situation To Register: • Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary--but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: Downtown garages. See map http://ccdcboise.com/parking/parking-structures/ • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Credit Matters: Know Your Score and More”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Tue 10/15/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business™

Business, Class/Workshop

Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business™ Find out how to get the financing you need to launch or expand your business. This workshop offers 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. This workshop will cover: • How to prepare a loan package, including a business plan and financial projections • How lenders determine a loan decision and what you can do about it! • What investors look for when evaluating a deal • How to prepare, read and analyze your business financial statements To register: • Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary--but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: 9th & Main or other downtown garages • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat. • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Inside Secrets to Funding Your Business™”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Thu 10/24/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Regulatory Roundtable

Business, Class/Workshop

It’s often better to be proactive rather than reactive in business. This is especially true when it comes to complying with rules around taxes and employment. Mistakes can be costly, time consuming and stressful. That’s why the Zions Bank® Business Resource Center is teaming up with guest presenters from three state agencies for a new workshop where you’ll gain access to experts and important information in a friendly, casual environment before a “situation” develops. In this workshop you will: • Learn from representatives from the Idaho State Tax Commission, the Idaho Industrial Commission, and the Idaho Department of Labor. • Find out what you don’t know but need to know about: o Sales Tax Permitting o Income Tax Withholding, Idaho W-4 and other forms o Workman’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance o Independent Contractor versus Employee status o Wage Payment Law Compliance • Get your questions answered and your confusion cleared up. To register: • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 • Time:11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary -but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: Park BOI 9th & Main or other downtown garages • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat. • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Regulatory Roundtable”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Tue 10/29/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Money-Making Marketing™: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base

Business, Class/Workshop

Money-Making Marketing™: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base Are you frustrated by a lack of customers or clients? Is marketing a mystery to you? Find out how to create a strategic marketing plan and implement low-cost or no-cost tactics for your business. This workshop will: • Define branding and its relevance to revenues • Describe the difference between marketing strategy and tactics • Provide resources to develop a marketing plan for your business • Explain how marketing, public relations, sales, and customer service work together to build and sustain the success of your brand • Provide an overview of marketing tools including websites, social media, newsletters and more This workshop is typically offered once per month. • Dates: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 • Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Cost: Complimentary -but you must register to reserve a space • Place: Zions Bank, Business Resource Center, 800 W. Main Street, 6th Floor, Boise, ID • Parking: Downtown garages. See map http://ccdcboise.com/parking/parking-structures/ • Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat • Seating: Limited to 18 The workshop, “Money Making Marketing™: How to Reach, Keep and Grow Your Customer Base”, is offered for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal or other professional advice. Consult with an attorney or other professional concerning your own needs and circumstances. The views and opinions expressed by the speaker are not necessarily those of Zions Bank®, its parent or affiliates. Zions Bank® is a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A. Member FDIC.

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• Wed 10/30/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM