Events/Workshops

 
  
    

April

Friday, April 22, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Friday, September 16
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online

May

Monday, May 02, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 5 sessions ending Thursday, June 30
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Sign up for our Start-Up Accelerator Track and get 3 start up classes for the price of 2. You'll also receive focused attention to help connect you to the best possible resources for your business, including being matched with an SBDC general consultant to help you make the most of the classes you'll be taking. Included in the Start-Up Accelerator Track are our most popular and informative classes for new businesses: 1. So You Want to Start a Business - Define your business and connect with SBDC resources 2. Make it Official - Learn how to register your business and the different types of business entities 3. Strategic Planning to Meet Your Business Goals (3 part class) - Build the foundation of your business plan, a living document to guide your future business decisions. Upon registration, we will call you to see which sessions you want to attend for each of the 3 workshops. Solidifying your plan will help ensure that your business will end up where you want it to be. With the Larimer SBDC, you'll lay the foundation your business will need to succeed.
Fee: $ 140.00
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Do you want to run your business better and smarter? If you know what to look for in your financial statements, you can do just that! This course will improve your capability to read financial statements (primarily Balance Sheet and Income Statement). It is intended for small business owners and their bookkeepers who want to gain new or additional insights into their business financial performance. The focus of the class includes: * Understanding the importance of cash flow management * Good cash flow practices * How to read your balance sheet * Variable versus fixed cost analysis, and the implications for your business * How to read your income statement, and use it to improve your business * The importance of gross margin percentage * Analyzing trends in your business * General introduction to financial ratios for your industry.
Speaker: Pavel Verbsky, CPA
Fee: $ 40.00
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Located in the baggage room at the Rocky Ford Chamber Building. This is a Business Lending Center Event! If you were able to get a low interest loan for $20,000 do you think you could hire an additional employee? Is there a new piece of equipment that would put you over the edge of getting that next employee? WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU! Tell us about the employee you haven’t hired yet. There is a loan program to help you get get the things you need to get the employees you need for your business. Sounds crazy right!! Otero Partners, Inc. is a county loan program that is specifically designed to increase employment in Otero and Las Animas Counties. This program has been around for over a decade, and we are looking for qualified businesses to make loans to so that we can increase employment right here in Otero County. What are we looking for? Highly motivated business owners that are in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, medical, dental, decorating……. Wait, make this simple if you are not an agricultural or cannabis related business, you probably are eligible for these loans. We want businesses that have been in business for two years, have an established plan, and a specific use for a loan. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to refinance debt. What we are able to do, is help you buy the tooling, equipment, and inventory to get another person on the payroll. You might say, “I haven’t been in business for two years” That is ok. If you haven’t, we just want to see a well developed business plan. Don’t have one? We will have people there to help you get started on one.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, May 24
Topic: Not Set
This is a 4-part series taking place on May 3, 10, 17 and 24 that will walk participants through the sales process by covering the following topics (one per week): Building Your Prospecting Plan, Booking Your First Appointment, Succeeding at a Sales Meeting, and Closing the Deal.
Speaker: Steve Parry, Sales Productivity Consultants
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 79.00
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Wednesday, July 06
Topic: Business Basics
Have you ever wondered what makes successful entrepreneurs so successful? It all comes down to mindset, a deeply ingrained set of beliefs and assumptions that influence our decisions and behavior. An entrepreneurial mindset is all about learning to look at the world in terms of creating value for others by solving their problems. This 10 week course is ideally suited for those who are considering starting a small business as well as those looking to grow an existing business.
Speaker: Holly Lewis
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
An overview of everything you need to know to start and grow your company including business licensing requirements, the business planning process and business financing options.
Speaker: Julie Morey, SBDC Director David Brown, Incubator Program Manager & SBDC Assistant
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, June 01
Topic: Not Set
¿Buscan saltar iniciar su concepto de negocio? Este campamento le ayudará rápidamente desarrollar su plan de negocios y determinar la factibilidad de lanzar su negocio. Este taller consisten en 10 horas de entrenamiento y cubre esenciales empresariales, marketing, organización y resumen financiero. Además, cada participante podrá hacer 5 horas de gratis, asesoría uno-a-uno con el consejero de SBDC. Esta serie está presentado en español. El objetivo de este campamento es permitir a los participantes que crear un plan o viabilidad de negocios. Los participantes reunirán cada semana con el consejero para recibir mas ayuda y para que terminen las tareas y cumplan con el plan de negocio. Estamos aquí para ayudarles. Los negocios multiculturales son animados a asistir esta serie. Los asistentes con experiencia mínima de negocios son bienvenidos. **La terminacion de la serie y un plan de negocios aprobado puede estar utilizado para requisito para una subvención de Boulder County CAP Personal Investment Program (PIE) o las subvenciones de City of Longmont Startup o Business Improvement. Las reuniones (5:30-7:30pm): Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. 4 de mayo en la sala de Arapahoe 11 de mayo en la sala de Canyon 18 de mayo en la sala de Flagstaff 25 de mayo en la sala de Arapahoe 1 de junio en la sala de Arapahoe
Speaker: Jesse Esparza, Morning Sun Enterprises, LLC
Location: Boulder SBDC
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop will help you begin using the more “visual” forms of social media to reach your audience. We’ll discuss platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest and learn how to bring content into them with ease. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up these accounts for your business and how to create engaging and useful messaging with your brand on it. Additional takeaways include how content impacts your website traffic, fun and enjoyable use of these channels, ways to make your content shareable, and best practices for messaging on these accounts.
Speaker: Deb Kolaras, Founder/Owner of Marketing Java
Fee: $ 45.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This information-packed workshop will give you a good understanding of what you need to consider in order to start a profitable business. Get your questions answered and learn all about starting a successful business, including some of the basic requirements needed to launch your business. Topics discussed will include: •Legal Structure •Registration Requirements •Necessary Recordkeeping •Marketing •Financing Your New Venture
Speaker: Jayne Reiter, Small Business Specialist
Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
This is an informal Roundtable Discussion amongst companies that have received SBIR grants/contracts (Phase I and II) or have received Phase I, but are having challenges getting Phase II awards, especially around the topic of commercialization. Stephanie Amend from Arrowhead Solutions will be facilitating. This will be an interactive exchange amongst experienced SBIR companies -- sharing experiences and challenges, and hopefully some ways challenges have been overcome.
Speaker: Stephanie Amend, Arrowhead Solutions, LLC
Location: Boulder SBDC
Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Your invited to celebrate National Small Business Week while supporting and recognizing our local businesses at our annual luncheon celebration hosted by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). SBDC Small Business Award recipients will be announced, Colorado state award recipients from our local community will be recognized, and a great program with great door prizes will part of the community celebration! Community Luncheon will be held at Nachos Restaurant - 409 N Santa Fe Ave, downtown Pueblo. Fee: $15.00 per person $150.00 corporate table of 8 (includes logo placement in program and acknowledgement at event)
Speaker: Edward Cadena, SBA Colorado District Director Johnathan Liebert, Southern Colorado BBB, CEO/Executive Director Rosy Aburto McDonough, Minority Business Office Director
Location:
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online
Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Did you know that email marketing is the leader as the most effective marketing tool - continuing to far outrank social media? Marketing is based around first impressions and the social proof we create. This powerful workshop will take you step-by-step through the state of the union for marketing today. During this webinar you'll discover: What email marketing today really is an how to be part of the solution Case studies to see what email marketing has done for others and translate that into what it can do for your business Five easy steps to harness the Power of the Inbox How to grow a health list How to consistently make great content Create a beautiful, mobile-friendly email that represents your brand Get more of your emails opened and track the results You will log off with an Action Plan that will move your email marketing efforts to the next level We will also be giving you insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work and those that don't.
Speaker: Cheri Ruskus - Victory Circles and Business Coach and Master Certified Expert for Constant Contact
Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Si ha pensado de abrir un negocio pero no sabe que ni como – Doña Inéz va dar una platica en Aurora – el centro de desarrollo de pequeños ne negocios en español.
Speaker: Agnes Talamantez Carroll, Agnes Talamantez Carroll & Associates
Thursday, May 05, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Friday, May 06, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, 2 sessions ending Friday, May 13
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Effective selling begins with establishing and maintaining relationships based on trust. Prospects are evaluating you beginning with your prospecting activity to determine if you might be someone that can be trusted with meeting their needs. Beginning with the first few minutes and through-out the selling process sales people are either intentionally adding to their “trust account” or unintentionally making withdrawals and harming the client/salesperson relationship. Along with building this trust, too many salespeople focus on selling and have not really considered whether the prospect is qualified to buy or not. Selling is the easy part of the process if the prospect has been properly qualified. This comprehensive two part course will teach you: • The importance of having an efficient and effective sales system • Why prospects are sometimes so frustrating to work with • The four elements of trust • The true purpose of bonding & rapport building • The value of developing an effective questioning strategy • The 3 levels of “PAIN” • It is hardly ever about the money • A better way to understand the decision process • The sale is virtually closed or lost before the fulfillment step • How not to lose what you don’t have
Speaker: Don Overcash, Sandler Training
Fee: $ 80.00
Friday, May 06, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Patent Attorneys Brenda Speer from BL Speer & Associates in Colorado Springs and Judith Keene from Holzer IP Law in Denver will lead this workshop on understanding intellectual property and how to protect what is yours. Topics include: -Patents -Trade Secrets -Domain Names -Trademarks -Copyrights Lunch is provided.
Speaker: Patent Attorneys Brenda Speer from BL Speer & Associates in Colorado Springs and Judith Keene from Holzer IP Law in Denver
Fee: $ 65.00
Friday, May 06, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Are you tired of fussing with your accounting software or excel spread sheets? Do you wish it was mobile and online and that you could get support 24/7? If you answered yes to either question you will love Xero Accounting Software for Small Business owners. Xero is another cool piece of software that affords you luxury accounting and invoicing options that don’t hurt the wallet. They are very mindful of small businesses and their needs, Xero allows you to send recurring invoices, perform payroll services, and prepare W2’s and I-9’s. It is also compatible with PayPal, Square, and other well known payment services. During this session you will learn how this software simplifies accounting for the small business owner. Now you can use Xero’s mobile apps to manage your business while you’re on the move. Reconcile, send invoices and create expense claims – from anywhere. Seating is limited, register today.
Speaker: Wendy J. Renslow, ABC Auditing Bookkeeping & Consulting, LLC
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, May 06, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Must register to gain access to webinar login.
Location: Online
Monday, May 09, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This class is a prerequisite for business start-ups to schedule a one-on-one counseling session at the South Metro Denver SBDC. You must attend 1 basics workshop (Business Start-up or Business Plan Basics) and 1 Successful Business Fundamentals workshop prior to consulting. This class will cover the essential building blocks necessary for businesses to start, grow and prosper. We will discuss how to formulate your value proposition, analyze your market competition, and determine what it takes to successfully compete in today’s business climate. We will also discuss the challenges of running a start-up company, as well as how to build the foundation of a successful business model.
Speaker: Stefanie Dalgar, Small Business Specialist
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Are you a small business that can provide products or services for a highway or transit construction project? Are you interested in doing business with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) or working on local airport, street or bridge improvement projects? If so, this is the workshop for you! Come learn about upcoming opportunities with CDOT and how you can leverage small business certifications to get your foot in the door.
Speaker: Cathy Kramer, Connect2DOT
Location: Boulder SBDC
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This fee-based seminar introduces marketing principles, concepts and tactics for a business. Attendees will learn the concepts of product, price, place and promotion. Learn how to research and identify the characteristics of a customer, conduct market research through electronic databases, develop marketing tactics and strategies to promote products and services, and explore the elements of a marketing plan. Contact the Aurora SBDC for payment options.
Speaker: Chuck Hahn, Small Business Specialist
Fee: $ 45.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Join Marie Orlin in this two-day interactive course to learn how Microsoft Office Tools can improve your business performance. Day 1 will cover how to take your PowerPoint presentations from boring to big time, whether this is a pitch deck for investors or a tool for marketing. Day 1 Topics Covered: 1. Review: planning, knowing audience, resources, assessing 2. Processes: open/save/save as/close-exit 3. Design & Layout: appearance, fonts, colors , look & feel, 4. Determining content: text, graphics, images, audio, video, other 5. Animation and transitions 6. Presentations: talk vs. tell 7. Practice 8. Q&A Day 2 Excel Program: Developing a 3 Year Projections or P&L~ How to use excel to Add/subtract/save/share/etc....
Speaker: Marie Orlin, Colorado Mountain College Faculty Marie holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Assessment and a B.S. in Elementary Education. She owns a web design and graphic art business. She has operated a consulting business in Summit County since 1998. Classes taught at CMC include the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Fireworks), MS Office, web design and others beginning in 1999.
Location: Granby Library
Fee: $ 60.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Arts & Entertainment/Creative
Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries, which include six creative sectors: design, film and media, heritage, literary and publishing, performing arts, and visual arts and crafts. The “Creative” Industry is as big as the imagination. So how do you make yourself not only stand out as an artist, but also thrive? Please join our panel of diverse, creative Artrepreneurs for some peer networking with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion on topics such as: • I’ve created, now how do I get heard/seen? • Making a living with your art • The new creative class - What works in today's marketplace • How to attract and delight your ideal “customer”
Speaker: Amelia Caruso; attended the Arts Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. She studied Documentary Photography and brings that sense of “composing inside the viewfinder” to her paintings. Her work as been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including Ft Collins Museum of Art and many Art in Public Places projects in Colorado. Amelia worked on television’s Will & Grace. Now she has found a more purposeful & powerful work with the introspective look of her current direction. Amelia also has a very successful fabric line called “Effervescence” with industry leader Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Dawn Duncan is a music industry executive and the owner of Yellowbright, Inc., an agency dedicated to licensing and consulting for musicians. Additionally, she is the founder and President of Sugarfox Records, an indie label founded in 2014 and designed to co-brand between companies and bands as a way of cross-marketing and also funding album recording and promotion. In 2015, she assumed the role of Managing Editor of Scene Magazine, a 26-year old music, nightlife, entertainment, and lifestyle publication for the Front Range of Colorado. She has been a Fort Collins resident and entrepreneur since moving to Colorado in 1994 from Minnesota and is a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Peggy Lyle, A native of Santa Fe, Peggy is passionate about the arts and creative approaches to business and communications. With 20+ years of event production, marketing, and programming for Downtown Fort Collins and The Rhythm Co., she’s aided musicians, performers, galleries, artists, non-profits, small businesses and events navigate promotion, audience cultivation, programming and business strategy. Highlight Projects/Boards: Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, FoCoMX, Colorado Brewers’ Festival, FC Gallery Walk, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District and TriMedia Film Festival. Jennifer Spencer; Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life and learning, Jennifer Spencer has explored song writing and recorded songs, invented and patented products, been the CEO of start-up ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Jennifer is currently focusing her creativity on abstract oil painting. She is a consultant and mentor to new businesses at the Small Business Development Center.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Carbon Valley Library 7 Park Avenue Firestone, CO 80504
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting a business sounds like a great idea, but do you really know what it entails? There are many reasons people choose to start their own business, but to be successful, you need to enter your venture with open eyes and be ready to plan, pivot and understand your customers. If this is your first or fifth time journeying into entrepreneurship, the Loveland Business Development Center and the Larimer SBDC want to help you establish a successful foundation. Maybe you’re sure the idea you’ve got will be a profitable business. Maybe your idea is a bit vague and you need help focusing. Maybe you’re thinking of turning your hobby into a business. Regardless of your motivation, this class will help you discover: • How to define your business • Common entrepreneurial myths • Who and where your target market is • Business plan options • Resources available in the community • Other potential entrepreneurs to develop your network This class is a prerequisite for start-ups to schedule free consulting sessions with the Loveland Business Development Center and the Larimer SBDC.
Speaker: Kathy Stewart
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
This training covers specifics of the Colorado Cottage Food Act and how to safely operate a food business from a home kitchen. You will learn: - Basic food safety– including proper hygiene; preventing cross contamination and cross contact of food allergens; temperature control for safe food preparation, storage, transport and sales - Foods permissible in Colorado’s Cottage Food Act - Ingredient labeling and disclaimer requirements - Special considerations for food preparation at altitude - Completion of this training satisfies the State of Colorado’s food safety training for Cottage Food sellers.
Speaker: Presented by Karen Massey, RDN Family & Consumer Science Extension Presented by Karen Massey, RDN Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent
Fee: $ 55.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, May 25
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This series of classes will cover what QuickBooks Online can do for you. You will learn how to back up your system, navigate through the program, and receive an overview of setting up a company. Other topics include: • Managing your checkbook • Handling credit card payments • Reconciliation of accounts • Accounts payable & accounts receivable • Analyzing your financials with reports This class is perfect for the person who has never used the program or is within their first year of use. THE 3RD SESSION, MAY 25 WILL BE IN THE AFTERNOON FROM 12:30 - 4:30 PM. **Please note: This class is tailored for people who will be using the QuickBooks Online software. We will be holding a separate QuickBooks 2015 (desktop) class in June 2016.
Speaker: Presented by Kirsten Woy, Certified Quickbook Pro Advisor
Fee: $ 199.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Most business owners only use a small percentage of Microsoft Excel for business analysis. Also, most never progress past the elementary level because we keep doing things the same way instead of learning new functions. It is time that changed! Join Marie Orlin in this interactive course to learn how Microsoft Excel can improve your business performance. Day 2 Topics Covered: 1. Developing an Excel 3 Year Projection or P&L 2. Processes: open/save/save as/close-exit 3. Formulas: adding, subtracting, multiplication, division, if statements 4. Other Elements: text, graphics, images, audio, video, other 5. Charts: types, choosing, formatting 6. Formatting document: general, headers and footers 7. Printing: scaling, selection
Speaker: Marie Orlin, Colorado Mountain College Faculty Marie holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Assessment and a B.S. in Elementary Education. She owns a web design and graphic art business. She has operated a consulting business in Summit County since 1998. Classes taught at CMC include the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Fireworks), MS Office, web design and others beginning in 1999.
Location: Granby Library
Fee: $ 60.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
5 hour seminar on various aspect of starting a business including: registration issues, legal structure, business planning process, financing your business, etc.
Speaker: Liz Ross, Jack Llewellyn, Donna Arment, Elise Savastano, Coelene O’Kane, John Lopez, Lindsey Nicholson and Ed Morlan
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This free seminar introduces the attendee to the economic and compliance issues of starting a restaurant. Learn the conceptual and practical business requirements of starting a restaurant, and the city and county requirements in transferring ownership or developing a new restaurant. This workshop is in collaboration with Tri-County Health Dept.
Speaker: Santos Blan, Small Business Specialist and Tri-County Health Dept.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Ready to start a business in Colorado? This comprehensive Business Startup Orientation has been designed as a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first or seventh time. This seminar will provide you with a Colorado Startup Guide, free library resources to support your business, web resources, as well as a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. Join us in person for this workshop! During this workshop, you'll learn about: - Business licensing requirements - Business required taxes - Legal forms or organization - Components of a business plan - Essentials for marketing - Management requirements - Financial planning - Means to fund a business
Speaker: Jesse Esparza
Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 15.00
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This all-day workshop was developed for busy entrepreneurs who need to complete a critical business plan quickly to expand or start a business. Participants will create a business plan in one day by breaking the process into 10 manageable steps. What you will achieve: -Outline and communicate your business vision -Understand business fundamentals -Learn keys to success -Learn how to do critical business research -Develop a rough draft of your business plan Cost includes materials and five hours of course-specific one-on-one business consulting.
Speaker: Stefanie Dalgar, SBDC Marketing Consultant, Dalgar Communications; Dale Clack, SBDC Finance Consultant
Fee: $ 99.00
Friday, May 13, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
See how Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air grew 535% to win the Denver Business Journal #1 Fastest Growing Company award using an online review Strategy!
Speaker: Susan Roberts-Frew, President, Sunshine Plumbing Heating Air
Fee: $ 15.00
Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
This workshop focuses on an overview of what the Small Business Development Center has to offer and basics of business development. The workshop provides an overview of the expertise of the SW SBDC, the responsibilities of entrepreneurship, understanding the legal aspects, and much more. • Learn about the SBDC • Understand how to access resources • Overview of Business Basics • Learn how to utilize resources to remain competitive • Understand how your business success is Colorado’s Success
Speaker: Dr. Liz Ross, SBDC Executive Director
Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Live video streaming (Periscope, Meerkat), Twitter pictures (Instagram, Pinterest), search engine advertising (Google, Yelp, Yahoo), social media (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter) and mobile ads (Geo-Conquesting, Geo-Fencing).
Speaker: Cory Arcarese
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Businesses have many moving parts: employees, vendor relationships, facility leases, along with all of the dynamics of managing revenues and operating expenses. Learn how all of these affect the value of a business, whether you are a prospective buyer or seller. We'll discuss common Business Valuation techniques, the process of buying/selling a business, how to assemble an advisory team to assist each of these steps, and financial tools to assist parties in the transaction and ongoing operations. Every business is unique - so too are the value considerations and steps in managing a sale. This will be a very informative and conversational seminar. Instructor Bio: Mr. Beckett is a Certified Business Intermediary focusing on the businesses of Summit & Eagle Counties. As a specialist in selling businesses of 12 years, and former retail business owner (1994 – 2004), he brings thirty-five years of business experience including four years in the corporate world and 31 years in small business. With a B.S. in Marketing, CBI broker designation, and a Colorado real estate license, he focuses exclusively on business transactions and associated commercial real estate. From high atop the Ten Mile Range in Breckenridge, he serves the central Colorado mountain corridor, focusing on the counties of Summit, Eagle, and the Aspen Valley. An active member of both the Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries and the International Business Brokers Association, he participates in both his profession and his community. Specializing in hard work, he brings a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to the success of your transition. His passion for business is rivaled only by his love for cycling.
Speaker: Thom Beckett, Mountain Ghost, LLC
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Unlike a typical brick and mortar store, a start-up online business faces special issues—customers may come from anywhere in the state, the region, or halfway around the world. While the customer base is exponentially higher than a brick and mortar, e-commerce business owners must consider additional tax issues, shipping contracts, terms of use, different company structures and more.
Speaker: Elizabeth C. Lewis, MS, JD, Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Ready to start a business in Colorado? This comprehensive Business Startup Orientation has been designed as a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first or seventh time. This seminar will provide you with a Colorado Startup Guide, free library resources to support your business, web resources, as well as a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. Join us in person for this workshop! During this workshop, you'll learn about: -Business licensing requirements -Business required taxes -Legal forms or organization -Components of a business plan -Essentials for marketing -Management requirements -Financial planning -Means to fund a business
Speaker: Jesse Esparza
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
An overview of everything you need to know to start and grow your company including business licensing requirements, the business planning process and business financing options.
Speaker: Julie Morey, SBDC Director David Brown, Incubator Program Manager & SBDC Assistant
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Join us for a Free open house to learn more about our upcoming Leading Edge Series Business Management and Planning Course. The LEADING EDGE™ Strategic Planning Series is an intensive and hands-on course designed to help entrepreneurs with comprehensive training on starting and operating a small business. The course will help both start-up and existing businesses. The program includes: 1. 36 hours of workshop sessions and special bonus events 2. 5 hours of one-on-one consulting 3. Scheduled milestone and planning assignments In-depth topics include: * Organizational: Legal Entity, Management & Personnel * Operational: Recordkeeping, Controls & Risk Management * Marketing: Market Research, Strategies, Tactics & Implementation * Financial: Sales Forecast, Cash Flow Projections & Financial Statements
Speaker: Dr. Liz Ross, Richard Lindblad
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Attorney Theresa Pickner walks you through the nuts and bolts of starting your own business, including legal entity selection, taxes (sales, use, and payroll), liability protection, registering your trade name, and more. This workshop will help save time and stress by helping you determine which agencies to contact along with the forms you will need, and by providing the information necessary to make key decisions before completing your paperwork. You will receive a digital packet containing reference materials and forms you will need to get your business started right away. Attendees may also arrange for a private consultation for up to an hour with Theresa Pickner at no extra charge. Location: Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue in the Boulder Creek Room
Speaker: Theresa A. Pickner, Attorney at Law
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 45.00
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Starting a business sounds like a great idea, but do you really know what it entails? There are many reasons people choose to start their own business, but to be successful, you need to enter your venture with open eyes and be ready to plan, pivot and understand your customers. If this is your first or fifth time journeying into entrepreneurship, the Larimer SBDC wants to help you establish a successful foundation. Maybe you’re sure the idea you’ve got will be a profitable business. Maybe your idea is a bit vague and you need help focusing. Maybe you’re thinking of turning your hobby into a business. Regardless of your motivation, this class will help you discover: • How to define your business • Common entrepreneurial myths • Who and where your target market is • Business plan options • Resources available in the community • Other potential entrepreneurs to develop your network This class is a prerequisite for start-ups to schedule free consulting sessions with the Larimer SBDC.
Speaker: John Murphy
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business cards and a website don’t make you a legitimate business. There are steps in the registration process that vary according to your industry, your business entity type, and where your business is operating. If your business is established incorrectly, it can be expensive to fix and leave you open to financial and legal liability. Do you understand the legal and tax implications of establishing your business as an LLC? A corporation? A sole proprietor? How do you register with the Secretary of State? Do you know what an EIN is and what it means to your business? Join us for this two-hour workshop facilitated by a business attorney and an accountant as they examine the pros and cons of entity types, and explain how to register your business including the necessary forms and processes. They’ll also discuss other tips on how to avoid common pitfalls before you start your new venture. There is no single perfect business entity, but being informed will help you make a better choice for your business.
Speaker: Attorney Brian Boyes and Paul Matonis, EA
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
How to Market Your Business Page Using Facebook. You have a Facebook account for your business but if you want to take it to the next level and use it to start marketing this is the workshop for you! You'll: Make your business page more engaging for your target audience Enhance your Facebook page with photos Manage the right amount of privacy for your business Create a simple strategic social media plan that’s right for your business Learn important aspects of using Facebook for business ...and much more
Speaker: Nikole James, Travel Copy Solutions www.relationshipmarketingsolutionsllc.com
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Financing
This free seminar introduces attendees to the requirements for obtaining financing for a business. Attendees will learn about SBA loan programs, non-traditional financing sources and the components of a comprehensive loan package.
Speaker: Santos Blan, Small Business Specialist
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 8 sessions ending Thursday, December 15
Topic: Not Set
Aurora-South Metro SBDC presents an eight-part series of workshops designed for nonprofit leaders in the metro area with budgets under $2 million. Nonprofit Capacity Building Series Program Dates and Topics: o April 21st – Fund Development Overview o May 19th – Building Your Best Board o July 21st – How to Ask for Money o August 18th – Individual and Corporate Donors o September 15th – Grant Writing Part 1 o October 20th – Grant Writing Part 2 o November 17th – Volunteer Management o December 15th – Evaluation Overview Kerri Drumm has spent the last fifteen years working in the nonprofit sector. She has experience on three continents, in two languages and on literally thousands of mission-driven projects and programs. From such diverse roles as Training Manager, Director of Volunteer Activities, Grant Writer, Director of Program Development, Board Member, Counselor and Professor, Kerri has learned what makes nonprofits tick. She partners with leaders to build 'on purpose' organizations.
Speaker: Instructor: Kerri Drumm, Purpose Aligned Consulting
Fee: $ 250.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Aurora-South Metro SBDC presents an eight-part series of workshops designed for nonprofit leaders in the metro area with budgets under $2 million. Nonprofit Capacity Building Series Program Dates and Topics: o April 21st – Fund Development Overview o May 19th – Building Your Best Board o July 21st – How to Ask for Money o August 18th – Individual and Corporate Donors o September 15th – Grant Writing Part 1 o October 20th – Grant Writing Part 2 o November 17th – Volunteer Management o December 15th – Evaluation Overview Kerri Drumm has spent the last fifteen years working in the nonprofit sector. She has experience on three continents, in two languages and on literally thousands of mission-driven projects and programs. From such diverse roles as Training Manager, Director of Volunteer Activities, Grant Writer, Director of Program Development, Board Member, Counselor and Professor, Kerri has learned what makes nonprofits tick. She partners with leaders to build 'on purpose' organizations. Building Your Best Board 1. Recruiting successful, diverse boards 2. Communicating needs and expectations 3. Board score cards 4. How to get your board raising money
Speaker: Instructor: Kerri Drumm, Purpose Aligned Consulting
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, May 19, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 10 sessions ending Thursday, July 21
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 695.00
Friday, May 20, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 545.00
Friday, May 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Today more people are starting their own business for many reasons; downsizing where they worked for many years; following a lifelong dream; freedom, etc. This half day workshop will get you in motion. Our facilitators will walk you through the start up steps: 1. What’s in a Name 2. Determine a Legal Structure 3. Where to register your business name. Check the Secretary of State Business data base to see if it is available. 4. How to get an FEIN (Federal Employee Identification Number). 5. What business licenses you need. 6. Doing Business with your municipality 7. Understanding Federal State, county and city tax requirements. 8. Understand how to obtain a business bank account. 9. Why you need business insurance. 10. Business finance and taxes. 11. Meet with counselors to get questions answered and set up a follow up appointment. This training will take a few hours but in the end you will have a better understanding of how to start and run your business and all the confusion surrounding licensing and legal requirements will be behind you. What is more you will be an entrepreneur with a network of advisers and documents to get you off on the right foot. Light continental breakfast provided.
Speaker: Kendra Fernandez, FBD Strategies Chuong M. Le, The 3iLaw Jean Starr, City of Brighton Sales Tax Division Jennifer Holmes, City of Brighton One Stop Center Lynn Weintraub, Colorado Business Accounting and Consultants Corp. Valerie Escatel, Valley Bank & Trust Gabe Lopez, Nationwide Insurance Teri Sanchez, SBDC
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, May 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, e-newsletters, blogs… It can all be overwhelming! Social media is a constantly evolving form of marketing, but poses great opportunities to build a loyal fan base for your business. How do you harness the power of social media to enhance your business? Where should you start? Which platforms should you be on? What are you goals for entering the social realm? Join us for “Sorting Through Social Media: Basics and Strategy.” This class is designed to help you: • Discover the basic (and not-so-basic) social platforms • Determine which platforms your business should be on • Develop a cohesive social voice for your business • Get tips for creating effective content to generate a loyal fan base • Learn strategies to minimize time-drain and effectively manage your business’s online digital presence Understanding where you should be and why you should be there will help you create a viable social media strategy.
Speaker: Amy Alcorn, Aspen Grove Marketing
Fee: $ 40.00
Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Financing
Congressman Mike Coffman hosts: The SBA Resource Fair and Lenders Panel Find out about loan and micro-loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions. The panel discussion will include what lenders look for in a loan package, their criteria for lending and how to qualify for funding. Panel of lending experts will include: • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) • The Aurora-South Metro SBDC • Acción • Colorado Enterprise Fund • Colorado Lending Source • Fitzsimons, a Partnering Credit Union • Mi Casa Resource Center • Local banks and more resources Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need to apply for funding.
Speaker: Various
Monday, May 23, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Facebook has evolved into an advertising platform and has changed the way businesses communicate with people. Facebook provides business-to-consumer advantages by offering highly targeted ways to communicate specific messages to customers and potential customers. If you already have a Facebook brand page, come to this session to learn some tips on how to maximize your Facebook efforts through targeted advertising, groups, target content and analytics.
Speaker: Cory Arcarese
Monday, May 23, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Diversity goes beyond gender, race or age. In the ever diversifying workforce, creating an environment of true diversity is a challenge for employers, but those who master these skills strengthen their talent pool. Come learn tips and tools to effectively and cohesively lead your multi-cultural and multi-generational workforce.
Speaker: Mike Kohler, Larimer County Workforce Center
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about a tested methodology for business owners who want to develop, test, and validate business models and value proposition to start new businesses or increase innovation in existing businesses. Use the tools that will help minimize the chaos and uncertainty.
Speaker: Santos Blan, Small Business Specialist
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
This program is designed to help company owners understand the usefulness of the federal capability statement and why in many cases your capability statement may do more harm than good. We will examine the difference between a Capability Statement Marketing Document, Technical Resume, Line Card and Performance History and a Technical Capability Statement for a Sources Sought or Request for Information (RFI) response. This workshop will instruct on proper capability statement construction including images, industry codes, and understanding when you need a capability statement and when you do not. You will also learn to avoid the pitfalls of many small businesses when marketing their company and what contracting officers look for when reviewing your Capability Statement. Location: Boulder Public Library in the Canyon Room (North Entrance)
Speaker: Andra L. Hargrave, Director of Federal Contracting, Global Sales Advisors
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 40.00
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Evans Community Complex 1100 37th Street Evans, CO 80620 Registration fee: During registration you will be requested to provide a valid credit card number. This is used as a holding fee. NO action will be taken on the card at this time. Card information will be processed if: Registrant fails to attend the presentation. If registrant fails to cancel 24 hours prior to the event. Failure to provide credit card information will result in registrants being dropped from a workshop or seminar. Given limited registration capacity information will be collected via the phone.
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
What would be a fair listing price for a business and how is it determined? Will a lender finance the acquisition? Does selling a business within the industry provide opportunity to command a premium price? Join us in learning about the roles of market analysis and business evaluation in developing a realistic business worth assessment.
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
The LEADING EDGE™ Strategic Planning Series is an intensive and hands-on course designed to help entrepreneurs with comprehensive training on starting and operating a small business. The course will help both start-up and existing businesses. The program includes: 1. 36 hours of workshop sessions and special bonus events 2. 5 hours of one-on-one consulting 3. Scheduled milestone and planning assignments In-depth topics include: * Organizational: Legal Entity, Management & Personnel * Operational: Recordkeeping, Controls & Risk Management * Marketing: Market Research, Strategies, Tactics & Implementation * Financial: Sales Forecast, Cash Flow Projections & Financial Statements
Speaker: Richard Lindblad
Fee: $ 300.00
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Facebook has changed the way businesses communicate with people. Facebook provides business-to-consumer businesses advantages by encouraging fresh, relevant content; providing a “meeting place” for customers where pictures and other information can be provided and it offers deeper engagement tools and insight analytics that traditional media does not provide. If you already have a Facebook brand page, come to this session to learn some tips on how to maximize your Facebook efforts through targeted advertising strategies, targeted content and reading analytics.
Speaker: Cory Arcarese - CArc Media
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 75.00
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 4 sessions ending Wednesday, June 15
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 125.00
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Certification is the process by which small, minority, and women-owned businesses seek to participate in business opportunities within government and private corporate contracts. Small, minorities and women owned businesses provide ever-increasing value to the Colorado economy. By facilitating a certification pathway and access to the various state purchasing and contracting opportunities, the Minority Business Office provides valuable services to many of these businesses which make up the state’s fastest growing business sectors. Being a certified minority-owned, women-owned and/or disadvantaged business is the beginning of new opportunities! Certification can significantly help your business gain access to government and private contracts. Whether you are just starting a business or your company is already established, you can considerably benefit from "set aside" contracts. There are several government agencies at the local, state and federal level which offer certification, as well as private organizations. This session is designed to help you obtain an idea of the appropriate certification(s) for your business and how to get it started. 9:00 - 10:00 am -- Certification Options MBO Team Presentation 10:30 - 11:30 am -- Scheduled Consultations ( Two sessions available - must schedule ) 11:30 - 12:30 pm -- Scheduled Consultations ( Two sessions available - must schedule ) 12:30 - 1:30 pm -- Lunch (Provided to those who register) 1:30 - 3:30 pm -- Mini Consulting Sessions ( Half hour sessions - drop by sessions)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The Boulder SBDC is hosting a special series of workshops for professional services firms in the construction industry. Thanks to sponsorship from Connect2DOT, this workshop is free to attend for qualified businesses (must be a professional service firm in the construction industry). One of the most important and distinctive characteristics of pricing for government contracts is the use of Indirect Cost (IDC) rates. This workshop will discuss the definition, value and details of IDCs and policies that have a major impact on your profitability. The conversation will include the types of IDC bases and rates, the components and calculation of an IDC rate, how to determine the appropriate rate that should be used on a project, allowable and unallowable costs, and how a firm’s business and accounting policies affect their rate. It will also cover common questions & potential pitfalls related to IDC once a project is awarded.
Speaker: Dan Markham, CPA Markham & Associates
Location: Boulder SBDC
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Introduces the fundamentals of creating an online presence with free software. The attendee will learn how to harness the power of a WordPress Blog, build and modify a WordPress site, use and modify themes, install widgets, use WordPress content management system, create menus, modify the CSS (cascading style sheets) behind the theme, and add video and podcasts. Familiarity with a computer keyboard and Windows operating system required.
Speaker: Chuck Hahn, Small Business Specialist
Fee: $ 45.00
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This seminar introduces the attendee to the business, economic, and legal requirements of self-employment. Attendees of this workshop will learn the process of selecting the most appropriate business structure, business requirements, and taxation fundamentals.
Speaker: Chuck Hahn, Small Business Specialist
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: The UNC BizHub Collaborative 807 17th Street Suite D Greeley, CO 80631 Registration fee: $25.00 registration fee is processed after event completion. Fee is only collected if registrants fail to attend or cancel registration. Space is limited.
Fee: $ 25.00

June

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 75.00
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Break your marketing plan down into its core elements: Identify your market niche Develop a marketing strategy Determine a marketing budget Each component of the marketing plan will be discussed in detail, and attendees will receive several worksheets to help crystallize key portions of the plan. Location: Boulder Public Library Main Branch, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue in the Canyon Room
Speaker: Maureen (Mo) Kanwischer, Momentum Business Consulting
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 45.00
Thursday, June 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about a tested methodology for business owners who want to develop, test, and validate business models and value proposition to start new businesses or increase innovation in existing businesses. Use the tools that will help minimize the chaos and uncertainty.
Speaker: Santos Blan, Small Business Specialist
Thursday, June 02, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online
Thursday, June 02, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Are you going to be seeking financing for your business? Whether it is an existing business or a brand new start-up, there are several things you need to know BEFORE you approach a lender. We're bringing in Shannon Richardson of Community Banks of Colorado to give you the rundown of what you need to know. Bring your lunch and join us to learn: What Are Your Choices? • Microloan, SBA, Conventional Bank Loan • Overview and comparison of different loan types Preparing to Approach Your Lender • Credit scores (FICO) and how to repair if needed • Understanding your financials-Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement • What are the 5 C’s of Credit? • What are the expectations for…Capital Injection (owner’s investment), Cash Flow (what is cash flow), Required Documents, Timeline (turnaround time) and Costs
Speaker: Shannon Richardson, Community Banks of Colorado
Thursday, June 02, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
An overview of everything you need to know to start and grow your company including business licensing requirements, the business planning process and business financing options.
Speaker: Julie Morey, SBDC Director David Brown, Incubator Program Manager & SBDC Assistant
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, June 02, 2016 3:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Friday, June 03
Topic: Not Set
**Start time June 2nd from 3pm-7pm, second day of the workshop is June 3rd, from 9am-3pm** The 7 Stages of Entrepreneurial Growth and one entire day of Leadership Development through a Collaborative Effort Helping the Small Business Owners Predict, Prepare and Prosper Business Growth Specialist, Speaker, Trainer Laurie Taylor President of Flashpoint will be the Keynote at the 2016 Leadership Collaborative. If you have been struggling with growing your business this day and a half session will help you re-evaluate your business strategy. "Within each stage of growth are three unavoidable zones; preparation, performance, and pressure. The move from one stage of growth to another begins as soon as you land in any stage of growth. What a business does not get done in a specific stage of growth does not go away. Time will make a difference” Laurie Taylor. At this event you will uncover the root cause of the growth issue the obstacles to growth so you can eliminate growth trauma, and never misdiagnose what’s really going on in your business as you determine the best path to success. Is it time to re-evaluate your situation? Join us at the 2016 Leadership Collaborative June 2-3 at the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center, 300 Strong St. Brighton, CO 80601 Spend Thursday evening learning to recognize what stage of development your business is in and Friday all day identifying your leadership style as you collaborate and learn from other business leaders. This is a can't miss event if you truly want to grow your business. To register highlight this link then right click then click on go to: http://bit.ly/1UO4QOO You will be taken to the Eventbrite page to purchase a ticket. Follow us on Twitter: @NMSBDC_Brighton for most current updates!
Speaker: Keynote: Laurie Taylor, Flashpoint Friday Speakers: Successful Business Leaders
Fee: $ 53.74
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