Aug. 31 online seminar focuses on no-cost support for Idaho small businesses


For Immediate Release: Aug. 25, 2022
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An overview of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is on the agenda for a free Zoom employer seminar Aug. 31 from 9 to 10 a.m. hosted by the Idaho Department of Labor’s Pocatello office.

The seminar will be led by Ann Swanson, regional director for the southeast Idaho SBDC in Pocatello. Her expertise includes business planning and strategy, financing, marketing plans, competitor analysis and cybersecurity.

Topics she will cover include:

• Services for existing businesses
• Expansion planning
• Marketing updates/plans
• QuickBooks help
• Change management
• Buying/selling a business

The Idaho SBDC is university-based organization, which has been helping small businesses since 1986. Experienced Idaho SBDC consultants provide clients with no-cost confidential consulting and guidance in developing and growing a successful business.

With six office locations throughout the state, each affiliated with one of Idaho’s colleges or universities, the Idaho SBDC serves as a focal point for partnerships with higher education, the private business community, and federal, state and local government.

This seminar is part of a series of monthly employer seminars organized by the Idaho Department of Labor’s Pocatello office, featuring a different topic each month.

The event is free and will be held online. To register and receive a Zoom link, contact or (208) 236-6710 ext. 3644.

The event is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor and the Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce.

Find out more information about SBDC on its website at

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