Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Nov. 19 – Nov. 22

Downtown Spokane Partnership will hold 30 Minutes With: Edie Rice-Sauer, 2-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, online. Guests will have questions answered by the executive director of mission services for Transitions, who also will discuss the organization’s child care difficulties and the economic impacts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The meeting is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UgKodV.

Washington Center for Women in Business and Washington state Procurement Technical Assistance Center will hold Lunch & Learn Series Session Four: Top Mistakes to Avoid When Pursuing Public Contracting, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, online. Guests will learn how to do business with Washington state, common mistakes to avoid, and how to receive bid assistance through the PTAC. The webinar is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/32wb6E0.

SCORE Seattle will hold Financial Basics for New Small Businesses, 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, online. Business owners will learn about the financial skills needed to perform key tasks including projecting sales, understanding cost of goods sold, gross margin, and projecting operating expenses from SCORE business mentor Chuck Botsford. The financial workshop is $50. For more information, visit: conta.cc/2Ugz1Th.

Progressions Credit Union will hold Building a Better Budget, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, online. Guests will identify short-term and long-term goals, learn to design a spending and savings plan, and options for getting out of debt. The financial webinar is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/32ADlBn.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting, 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, online. Guests will hear from keynote speakers and virtually meet the chamber’s new officers and board members. The virtual meeting is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UgGyl1.

SCORE Spokane will hold Building the Resiliency of your Small Business During the COVID Pandemic, noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, online. Guests will revisit their business model and make adjustments and learn about available community resources. The virtual class is free for SCORE members, $10 for students, $15 for veterans, and $24 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/35nEDBE.

Archbright will hold Time Management, 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 20, online. Guests will learn about task prioritization, how to boost productivity, manage interruptions, and overcome procrastination. The class is $270. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Iw2Dd7.

Code Fellows will hold Remote Ops 101: Explore Ethical Hacking & Cybersecurity Careers, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, online. Guests will participate in a one-day workshop to learn about cybercrimes, protection from cybercrimes, and explore cybersecurity careers. The workshop is $99. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2IvfHit.

Week of Nov. 23 – Nov. 29

Washington Small Business Development Center will hold Strategies for Business Turnaround, Survival and Exiting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, online. Guests will hear about cashflow management, capital infusion, managing debt, turnaround strategies, survival tips, exit strategies, and have questions answered following the presentation. The webinar is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ItNbhB.

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington will hold Work + Home + COVID 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, online. Guests will learn about conflicts between an employer’s commercial insurance and the employee’s insurance and how homeowners and personal auto policies react to a home or auto’s business use. The webinar is $55, with discounted prices available for IIABW members. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nfWz7h.

North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center will hold Accounting and Risk Webinar: Tips to Help Protect Your Assets, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, online. There is no cost for the business accounting class. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3plOH6j.

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will hold Virtual Budgeting 101, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, online. Guests will learn about setting financial goals, steps to create a successful spending plan, how to manage the spending plan, and how to put it into action. The financial workshop is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Ix8IFN.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold GSI Information Meeting, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, online. Guests will learn about the business development organization’s history, its mission, and how to maximize membership benefits. There is no cost for the meeting. For more information, visit: bit.ly/35rrYxP.

Washington Small Business Development Center will hold Survival Guide for Food Service Operations, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Nov. 24, online. Guests will hear ideas to adapt their food service operations to deal with the changing environment caused by COVID-19. There is no cost for the webinar. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Uio7MZ.

Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies will hold Webinar Wednesday Series: Leading as a Woman in Perilous Times, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, online. Independent consultant Erin Jones, along with author Mikaela Kiner, will discuss the complicated circumstances for leaders dealing with the pandemic, racial tensions, and political divisions and how they are creating necessary change. The webinar is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UihgmJ.

Week of Nov. 30 –Dec. 6

Washington Small Business Development Center will hold eCommerce Readiness and Pivot, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, online. Guests will discover if they’re digitally ready, learn about online platforms to consider, benefits and sales strategies, and where to find e-commerce help. The webinar is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/38BlVZw.

North Central Idaho Small Business Development Center will hold Accounting and Risk Webinar: Make Your Business Stronger, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, online. The business accounting class is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Ujvp2U.

Washington Retail Association will hold Conquer Rising Labor Costs and Employee Turnover Effortlessly @ Webinar Jam, 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, online. Guests will learn new ways to address labor costs and employee turnover with Ken Wells, of Washington Hospitality Association; Steve Holmes and Bibi Carrington, of ShiftPixy; and Steve Perino, of Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. The labor webinar is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/36qLQA7.

Life Science Washington Institute will hold The First 10 Calls Every Entrepreneur Should Make, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, online. Will Canestaro, managing director for WRF Capital, will discuss the basic steps every entrepreneur should take when starting a company. There is no cost for the webinar. For more information, visit: bit.ly/38zzB6Y.

SCORE Seattle will hold Creating a Career & Life Portfolio, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, online. Guests will learn about managing a career with intention, how to recognize and respond to changes in careers, and overcoming fears associated with chasing their dreams. The executive seminar is $35. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3eS3UHu.

TechHelp – Idaho Manufacturing Specialists will hold Internal Auditing, 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Wednesday, Dec. 2, online. Guests will learn how to maintain and design an efficient internal auditing program from Janna Hamlett, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho. The two-day financial workshop is $595. For more information, visit: bit.ly/36qEm0e.

Washington Center for Women in Business will hold Intro to Business Startup Live Webinar, 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, online. Guests in the early planning stages or those who are thinking of starting a business will learn the basics of business planning, meet staff from the center, and learn about available resources and support. The business planning webinar is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/35jk0Xc.

Spokane STEM and Project Lead the Way will hold Teaching the Teachers: Inspiring Middle School Students During a Pandemic, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, online. Educators will learn about local industries, businesses, careers, and relevant skills students need to start a path to their future careers. The workshop is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3eSogQw.

Archbright will hold Coaching for Success, 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Dec. 2, online. Guests will learn how to increase motivation, enhance employee performance, coach underperforming employees, and increase employee engagement. The workshop is $270. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2IuWNby.

SCORE Seattle will hold Marketing Part 1: Developing and Promoting Your Product or Service to Sell More! 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, online. Guests will learn how to identify target markets for their products and services and how to finalize the design to ensure it’s the right fit for their customers. The marketing workshop is $50. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3pmQNmr.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold BizStreet: Remote Work, IT, and Cybersecurity, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, online. Guests will attend an interactive webinar to learn how companies are preparing for 2021 through strategic remote and flexible work plans, and how it impacts IT needs. The webinar is free for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Iw0hee.

Northwest Credit Union Association will hold 2020 Legal Symposium, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, online. Featured speakers Kellen Hade, partner with Miller Nash Graham and Dunn; Lisa Pittman, co-chairwoman of Coats Rose PC; and Bryan Schneider, associate director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will discuss the latest legal and regulatory updates of interest to CEOs, lawyers, and credit union professionals. The symposium is $459. For more information, visit: bit.ly/32SlWof.

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Economic Forecast with Dr. John Mitchell, 7:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, in Coeur d'Alene. Guests will hear economic predictions for 2021 over breakfast. The forecast is $35 for members, including breakfast, and $45 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3kj0m1L.

Archbright will hold Managing the Layers: Protected Leaves and the Law, 8:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, online. Guests will learn about employer responsibilities, common situations involving a particular leave law, legal obligations, and managing leaves effectively. The human resources class is $380. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ItN8SQ.

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