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April Workshops

We have a variety of workshops happening in April throughout Ada and Canyon County!


Entrepreneurialism


We are starting our brand new Entrepreneurialism Series on Monday, April 8! Stephanie Renk from Idaho Next Steps Life & Career Coaching, Irene Gonzalez from U.S. Small Business Association, and Dan Leavitt CPA from Idaho Tax and Consulting Services Inc will be co-hosting throughout the month!

What: Writing a Business Plan

When: April 8 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Idaho Next Steps Coaching office

Dreaming of owning your own business? Make it a reality by drafting a business plan! It’s a essential to understand the basics of your business (products/services, customers, competitions, finances, and more!). It will serve as your roadmap.



What: Calculating Startup Costs (FREE) When: April 15 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Idaho Next Steps Coaching office

Determine your startup costs to start your dream business. Calculate the right amount to finance and to invest . An overview will be provided to help you assess what factors should be considered.



What: Business Basics (FREE)

When: April 22 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Idaho Next Steps Coaching office

Learn where and how to use your research to build your business plan and the importance of starting your business with a sturdy foundation. Topics include Self-Evaluation, Resources, Business Plans, Preparing for a Lender, and Marketing!



What: Intro to Quickbooks

When: April 29 5:30-7:00pm

Where: Idaho Next Steps Coaching office

During this workshop, you will learn to efficiently manage your business finances using QuickBooks. This workshop will provide hands-on instructions and guidance. Please bring your own laptop to sign into your account.




Professional Skills


April's Professional Skills Series, we are sponsoring Improv Basics w/Megan Bryant.

What: "Yes, And" Improv Principles for Personal & Professional Growth

When: This is a 4-week series on Wednesdays: April 3, 10, 17, 24 from 6-8:30pm

Where: Idaho Next Steps Coaching office.

Improv Skills will help you feel more confident thinking on your feet, learn new ways to brainstorm and unlock creativity, and level up your communication skills personally and professionally. This class begins April 3rd and runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays, concluding on April 24th. Plan on attending ALL FOUR SESSIONS.


FREE Computer Skills WORKSHOPS


Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Excel: Formulas and Functions

Thursday, April 2 4:00-5:30pm Thursday, April 11 3:00-4:30pm

Treasure Valley Community College Caldwell Nampa Library


Introduction to Gmail & Google Apps Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Tuesday, April 23 4:00-5:30pm Thursday, April 25 3:00-4:30pm

Treasure Valley Community College Caldwell Nampa Library


Excel: Formulas & Functions

Thursday, May 9 3:00-4:30pm

Nampa Library


Personal Finance Workshops

What: Housing Options

When: Tuesday, April 9 7-8pm

Where: Caldwell Library

Have you ever wondered if it's better to rent or to buy a home? There are many pros and cons for each option and it all comes down to personal preference and situation. Discuss key items to consider when making this decisions.


What: Managing Your Personal Budget

When: Thursday, April 11 6-7pm,

Where: Boise Main Library

Creating and managing a personal budget can be an overwhelming task.  Learn effective ways to create a budget, manage debt, and develop savings goals.




April workshop Speakers

Irene Gonzalez

Irene F. Gonzalez

Economic Development Specialist,

U.S. Small Business Administration


Irene is an Economic Development Specialist within the Boise District who provides support to communities and businesses. She collaborates with community organizations, city, state and federal departments to outreach to the community to expand economic development, and bridge connection with businesses and the general public.





Megan Bryant

Megan Bryant

Comedian, Speaker, Author, & Improve Trainer

MeganBryant.com


Megan is a jack-of-all trades, from comedian, speaker, author, and improve trainer. She does it all! She has a special collection of skills that showcase her love of performance and creativity while opening up dialogue around raw and real life topics.




Dan Leavitt

Dan Leavitt, CPA

Certified Public Accountant & Owner

Idaho Tax and Consulting Services Inc.


Dan is the owner of Idaho Tax and Consulting Services Inc. and has been an accounting since graduating from Boise State University in 2008. After spending several years in corporate accounting and the hospitality industry, he became a small-business owner in 2013. Dan offers accounting and bookkeeping services including tax preparation and payroll.



Stephanie Renk, MBA

Founder & Program Director

Idaho Next Steps Life & Career Coaching

Stephanie has 10 years of administrative, advising, and teaching experience in working with veterans, executives, and customers in nonprofit, higher education, and corporate environments. She loves teaching clients the skills that will improve their success in landing that perfect job or reaching their personal or professional goals.

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