Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM MDT
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BSU-Student Union Bldg-Simplot and Hatch Ballrooms 
1700 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725

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Patty Perry 
Treasure Valley SCORE Chapter 0240 

SCORE 8th Annual Small Business Success Conference - BSU Student Union

Simplot Ballroom and Hatch Ballroom

Boise State University Student Union Building

If you are starting or growing a small business, this event has answers for you! It is a once-a-year event with many experts on hand to teach, train and counsel you. 


  • In order to serve your business needs, we are offering two parallel tracks with key information for both new businesses and for expanding businesses.
  • We have lined up some outstanding presenters and counselors to assist you with your business needs.
  • Registration for this event is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and a box lunch!

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Lori Otter

First Lady of Idaho, Idaho Women in Leadership



8:30 - 9:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00 – 9:10

Welcome, Andrew Chorlton,Treasure Valley SCORE Chapter Chairman


9:10 - 9:30

Keynote Speaker, Lori Otter, First Lady of Idaho, Idaho Women in Leadership


9:45 – 3:30

One-on-one mentoring for new or expanding businesses, SCORE Mentors



 For New Businesses:

 For Expanding Businesses:

 9:45 - 10:45

 Turn your idea into a working business plan, Maureen Germano, SCORE

 Planning for successful growth, Karen Applegren, Zions bank Business Resource Center

 11:00 - 12:00

 Creating your business's strategy for social media marketing, Alex Jangard, Authentik Digital

 Creating your business's strategy for digital marketing, Nick Pulido, Digital Marketing Expert, Level Up Local

12:15 - 1:00

Networking Lunch - assigned tables by industry type with discussion facilitators

Networking Lunch - assigned tables by industry type with discussion facilitators

1:15 - 2:15

Managing your money & measuring profitability, Karen Mitchell, Online Accounting, LLC

Financial strategies for established businesses, Julie Babcock-Hyde, Spark Accounting Solutions PLLC; and Michael Ford, HH & Associates, Inc. Moderated by Carmen Weyland, Fit Books Accounting, LLC

2:30 - 3:30

Meeting your legal obligations & limiting liability, G. Connie Runia, On Track Legal Services, PLLC

Understanding legal issues in growing your business, "Considerations in managing the transition to the Next Step", John Runft, Runft & Steele Law Offices, PLLC; and Michael Wetherell, District Judge (retired)


To view individual biographies on the presenters click here.

In addition, service provider courtesy tables will be available for you to peruse throughout the day.  

Now all that's left to do is register - use the button below! 

Please note: Each attendee will need to register individually.

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