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Boise Locations

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-2999

Email: boise@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/boise

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Physical Address:
5880 Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714

Phone: 208-287-5900

Fax: 208-287-5909

Email: ada@uidaho.edu

Web: extension.uidaho.edu/ada/

Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4074

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Law

GAR Building

Physical Address:
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4549

Email: mcclurecenter@uidaho.edu

Web: Website

GAR Building

Physical Address:
714 W State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4014

Email: valerief@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
306 S 6th St
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-429-0220

Fax: 208-343-0001

Email: idl@uidaho.edu

Web: www.idlboise.com

Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Physical Address:
821 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-733-1889

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Business Essentials Summit: Elevate Your Business!

This event has concluded. Our thanks goes out to attendees, participants and sponsors of the 2017 Business Essentials Summit.


The Business Essentials Summit is a one-day event for new, aspiring and established small business owners and business professionals. Join us and you will learn success strategies to start, grow or innovate your business.

  • Attend one of the two interactive tracks presented by experts on marketing, social media, business law, taxes, financing, innovation, hiring talent and more. Track one “Ready to Launch” is for new or aspiring entrepreneurs, while track two “Go Higher” is for established business owners looking to grow and expand.
  • Get inspired during our lunch time keynote presentation hearing "How I did it" stories by Sylvia Hampel, President Clearview Cleaning, and recipient of the Idaho Small Business of the Year and Top Owned Women Company in Idaho awards.
  • Network with local entrepreneurs as well as leaders from Trailhead Boise, Idaho Department of Labor, IRS, Idaho State Tax Commission, Idaho Housing & Finance, Zions Bank, Keiretsu Forum and more.

The Business Essentials Summit will take place at the Riverside Hotel (2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The cost for the summit is $22, including lunch and afternoon snacks.

  1. Starting a Business Unplugged
    • Moderator: Jeff Reynolds 
    • Panelists:
      • Brandi Reiland of Soiree — event planning business
      • Nick Crabbs of Vynyl — custom software development and programming
      • Jennifer Lastra of 360 Immersive (formerly DTX Creative) — virtual reality training services
      • Levon Arnold of Long Arm Mechanics — auto mechanic and auto detailing shop
  2. Marketing 101
  3. Legal 101 - Lee Dillion, UI College of Law
    • Lee Dillion of University of Idaho Small Business Legal Clinic
  4. Funding 101 - Kathy Lorenz, Zions Bank Business Banker; Mike Trueba, Mt CDC; Keiretsu; Dave McEwen, SBIR Grants
    • Moderator: Rick Ritter
    • Panelists: 
      • Keiretsu Forum — Jolene Anderson
      • Mike Trueba — Montana and Idaho CDC
      • Kathy Lorenz — Zions Bank
      • Dave McEwen — SBIR grants
      • Collin Rudeen of Boise Brewing — Crowdfunding
  5. Regulatory Sessions
    • Session One: Hiring Your First Employee.
      • Presenters: Kim Boyack (IRS) and Cynthia Adrian (Tax Commission)
      • Topics: 
        1. Withholding and income taxes
        2. Obtaining a federal employer identification number (EIN)
    • Session Two: Independent Contractor vs. Employee.
      • Presenters: Carolyn Casebolt and Ben Thill (Dept of Labor), Ryan Linnarz (Industrial Commission), and Kim Boyack (IRS)
      • Topics:
        1. Withholding and income taxes
        2. Unemployment taxes
        3. Worker’s compensation insurance
  6. Go Forth and Do
    • Mark Chopin, UI Dean of the College of Business
  7. Lunch and Keynote Speaker
    • Sylvia Hampel of Clearview Cleaning

  1. Managing Growth.
    • Panelists:
      • Ken Cortez of Metal Craft Idaho — custom precision metal fabrication
      • Dan Puga of In Time Tec — custom software development
      • Leif Elgethun of Retrolux — lighting marketplace for manufacturers/builders/contractors
      • Ian Harris of Vynyl — custom software development and programming
      • Melynda Boswell of Boswell Asphalt Paving Solutions — paving services
      • Moderator: Mark Chopin, UI Dean of the College of Business and Economics
  2. Legal 201
    • Panel of Hawley Troxell attorneys from different practice areas:
      • Brad Frazer, IP
      • John Ashby, Employment
      • Tim Tyree, Real Estate
  3. Funding 201
    • Moderator: 
      • Rick Ritter
    • Panelists:
      • Keiretsu Forum — Jolene Anderson
      • Kathy Lorenz — Zions Bank
      • Dave McEwen — SBIR grants
      • Jerry Dunn — A10 Capital
      • Taylor or Tanner Dane of Proof Eyewear — Crowdfunding
  4. Marketing 201
  5. Regulatory Sessions
    • Session One: Hiring Your First Employee.
      • Presenters: Kim Boyack (IRS) and Cynthia Adrian (Tax Commission)
      • Topics: 
        1. Withholding and income taxes
        2. Obtaining a federal employer identification number (EIN)
    • Session Two: Independent Contractor vs. Employee.
      • Presenters: Carolyn Casebolt and Ben Thill (Dept of Labor), Ryan Linnarz (Industrial Commission), and Kim Boyack (IRS)
      • Topics:
        1. Withholding and income taxes
        2. Unemployment taxes
        3. Worker’s compensation insurance
  6. Go Forth and Do
    • Mark Chopin, UI Dean of the College of Business
  7. Lunch and Keynote Speaker
    • Sylvia Hampel of Clearview Cleaning

Questions? Contact Karen Appelgren at the Zions Bank Business Resource Center at idresources@zionsbank.com or 208-501-7449. 

Presented by:

University of Idaho Boise


Hawley Troxell Attorneys and Counselors


Zions Bank

Program
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Bios
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Ecosystem Handout
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Date and Time
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. MDT

Location
The Riverside Hotel
2900 West Chinden Boulevard
Boise, ID 83714

Boise Locations

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-2999

Email: boise@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/boise

UI Boise Directory Google Maps

Physical Address:
5880 Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714

Phone: 208-287-5900

Fax: 208-287-5909

Email: ada@uidaho.edu

Web: extension.uidaho.edu/ada/

Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4074

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Law

GAR Building

Physical Address:
GAR Building
714 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4549

Email: mcclurecenter@uidaho.edu

Web: Website

GAR Building

Physical Address:
714 W State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4014

Email: valerief@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
306 S 6th St
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-429-0220

Fax: 208-343-0001

Email: idl@uidaho.edu

Web: www.idlboise.com

Tue - Fri, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sat, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Physical Address:
821 W. Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-733-1889

Google Maps