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COVID 19 Trainings and Webinars

Information is changing fast. We are working with subject matter experts to bring you the most current information and available business assistance options with our Webinars. See below for upcoming topics that could help your business through this difficult time.

Statewide Webinars and Trainings

COVID-19 Capital Options for Small Businesses in Idaho

Learn about changes and updates to available financing options for businesses dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Subjects covered: EIDL loans and advances, PPP second round and forgiveness, additional programs for hard-hit sectors, changes to repaying of existing SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, PUA insurance, tax deductibility of expenses, revolving loan funds, and other relevant Stimulus Package updates for small business.

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 2 PM MST

Regional Webinars and Trainings

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Previous Webinar Topics

Applying for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grant Funds

Get all the details on the VW settlement money available to host a DC fast charging station for electric vehicles. We’ll walk through the application.

The Three Most Important Actions a Small Business Can Do to Stay Cyber Safe

What are your employees doing right now that will thwart a Cyber breach? What policies have you put in place to keep you and your customer’s data safe? If something went wrong, who would you call?

If you are overwhelmed by the idea of a cyber attack or you are curious about simplifying your response plan, join Idaho SBDC and our panel of local cyber security experts as we answer these and your burning questions.

Payroll Protection Plan Forgiveness: What you need to know, Now

Last month the SBA launched their PPP Forgiveness application portal for all banks and lenders to get started processing applications for PPP forgiveness. Since that time, lenders have been working hard to build and plan how to integrate with the SBA.

In this webinar, Kristi Dunn, Business Banking Officer of First Federal Savings Bank of Twin Falls will demo their online portal to show you how it works, what you will need, and answer questions that you may have. We will also cover timelines and needed documentation. Before heading to your bank, join us for this informational demonstration.

COVID-19 Negotiating Your Commercial Lease

Are you a tenant of a commercial space wondering how you will continue to use or pay for that space?  Do you own or manage commercial space and your tenants are struggling to make the rent?  Are you wondering what lenders are doing as small business leases become harder to maintain?  If you answered yes to one of these questions, this is your opportunity to understand your lease agreements and how to craft a win-win plan.

Join Idaho SBDC, Real Estate Broker and Property Managers Jim Shipman and Mike Pena of Colliers International Idaho, and Andy Beitia, President of Washington Trust Bank to hear their recommendations and get your questions answered.

Learn what tenants, landlords, and lenders all need to consider in order to support each other in our new COVID-19 environment.

Is Government Contracting Right for You?

As a small business do you have a product or service that you sell? Then why not learn if you have what it takes to make the government your customer! The Idaho PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) is responsible for helping Idaho businesses in procurement and government contracting. Understanding the complicated process to begin contracting work, the Idaho PTAC can help guide you in the right direction, including:

  • Are you seeking to raise revenue through government contracting?
  • Does your business offer something the government buys or needs?
  • How do you know if you are capable of doing business with these agencies?
  • Can I start tomorrow?

These among other topics will be covered in the introductory webinar by PTAC State Director, Lori Manning. Join us today for the nuts and bolts of ‘Is Government Contracting Right for You?’

COVID-19 eCommerce – Find Ways to Improve Revenue Now!

This webinar will provide small business owners with information on optimizing their website for selling products online. It will cover website structure recommendations and how to leverage free tools to drive website traffic. This is part one of a two-part E-commerce series developed with the Idaho Department of Commerce. The second part will cover specific tools and strategies for creating an E-commerce site.

COVID-19 eCommerce – What you need to know now!

An overview of what you should know about eCommerce, including:

  1. How can eCommerce help my business model?
  2. What needs to be considered before opening an eCommerce shop?
  3. What platform do I use? There are too many options!
  4. How do I drive customers to my site?
  5. OK, everything is set up. I’ve even sold a few things. Now, what should I do?

All these questions and more will be answered by Jason Clark, President, and Nick Wunderlin, Digital Strategist, of VIA Studio in Louisville, Kentucky.

COVID-19 Revive Your Business

Your business will survive! Now learn how to bring it back to where it was before the pandemic and to continue growing in the years to come. Learn how to capture new markets, improve cash flow, and manage overhead!

COVID-19 Ask the Experts: The New Normal as You Reopen Your Business

As you reopen or restart your business, are you sure that you are meeting legal and health standards? This is your chance to ask an expert. Find out about Business law and liability (John Ashby, an employment lawyer with Hawley Troxell), Human Resources, Public Health, and OSHA. Come prepared with your questions or a willingness to learn about issues you may not have thought about.

COVID-19 EIDL Advance and EIDL Loan

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to all businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Economic Injury Disaster Loans, or EIDLs, are meant to help businesses and organizations get through any type of economic crisis or disaster. The low-interest loan enables businesses to continue functioning as they weather an economic storm.

COVID-19 Avance EIDL y Préstamo EIDL

La Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA, por sus siglas en inglés) ha reabierto el programa de préstamos por desastre por lesiones económicas (EIDL) a todas las empresas afectadas por la pandemia de coronavirus. Los préstamos por desastre para daños económicos, o EIDL, están destinados a ayudar a las empresas y organizaciones a superar cualquier tipo de crisis económica o desastre. El préstamo a bajo interés permite a l as empresas continuar funcionando mientras capean una tormenta económica.

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