Free Business and Financial Education Classes

Join trained EO staff and subject matter experts while they lead various classes to help improve your financial education and businesses. Classes are offered regularly from 6 PM – 8 PM MST and held at: Jannus: 1607 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID 83702 unless otherwise stated.

Business Launch

Introducing the simple steps needed to start a business, including: skills assessment, business ownership components, and legal resources. Usually the 2nd Thursday of the month2 hours from 6 PM – 8 PM MST.

Upcoming Classes

Simple Steps to Starting a Business

When: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Instructor: Klaudia Saric, Business Development Specialist – Economic Opportunity by Jannus

Are you ready to start a business? Learn about:

  • Myths and Realities of Entrepreneurship – The truth about business ownership
  • Do you Have What it Takes? Assessing your skills and experience
  • Know your Options: Different Types of Businesses – A closer look at various ways of starting a business
  • Components of Business Ownership – Understanding the many roles you’ll play as a business owner
  • Making it Legal – The nuts and bolts of launching a new business
  • Business Plan Basics – Why do you need a business plan?

Business Plan Preparation

Guiding entrepreneurs in the creation of a draft business plan to build their business with purpose and direction. Business plan components are broken down in an easy and accessible format. 3 parts, 2 hours each from 6 PM – 8 PM MST.

Upcoming Classes TBD


From the Expert

Providing specialized knowledge and tools to help businesses thrive. Classes are instructed by subject matter experts, including lawyers, accountants, and marketing professionals. Classes rotate between Business Taxes, and Accounting, Business Entity, and Business Marketing. Usually the 3rd Thursday of the month2 hours from 6 PM – 8 PM MST.

Upcoming Classes

Business Entity

LLC? Sole Proprietorship?…What to Choose

When: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Instructor: John Hinton, Director of Entrepreneurship Law Clinic University of Idaho

  • How to choose the best business entity type
  • Pros and cons of:
    • Sole Proprietorship
    • LLC
    • C-Corp
    • S-Corp

Credit as an Asset

Understanding the basics of credit, the credit system in the United States, and how it can be used to further an individual’s financial journey. Usually the 4th week on a Wednesday or Thursday of the month1.5 hours from 6 PM – 8 PM MST.

Upcoming Classes

  • Wednesday, 6/22/22 Stay tuned for details.