Events/Workshops

 
  
    

February

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Workshop will be held at Lamar Chamber of Commerce. We will cover first impressions, appearance, repeat customers and the overall customer experience.
Speaker: Cory Arcarese
Location: , Lamar
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Centennial Hall, Brown Hall University of Northern Colorado 901 19th Street Greeley CO 80631
Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In order to register for the “Start-Up Part II”, participants are encouraged to first attend the “Start-Up Orientation”. You have registered your business, done all the legal requirements, have a bank account for your business and are now ready to market, organize your finances, work with your bank for a loan, and prepare your business plan and work with a business advisor to help you monitor your business goals and objectives. This follow-up session to the Start-Up Orientation will provide the next steps towards jumpstarting your business with the organization and the focus you will need as a start- up.
Speaker: Jesse Esparza
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 , 5 sessions ending Friday, March 31
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 140.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
This workshop is essential for all prime contractors and subcontractors working on CDOT highway construction contracts. CDOT Civil Rights & Labor Compliance staff, including local Region Civil Rights Managers, will provide vital information about how to comply with 2017 CDOT and Federal contracting regulations. The format of the workshop has been modified to follow the construction project lifecycle. It will also cover the new LCPtracker system that will be required for certified payroll reporting on all construction projects advertised after January 1, 2016 and the B2GNow system that will be required for DBE commitments and prompt payment tracking on projects advertised after February 9, 2017. Topics include: - FHWA 1273 - EEO Contract Requirements - DBE Requirements (including new DBE Specification) - ESB Program - CDOT Form 205 - OJT Requirements - Certified Payrolls - Davis-Bacon and Related Acts - Site of Work - Classification of workers - LCPtracker: Certified Payroll - B2GNow: DBE Commitments and Prompt Payment Questions: Please contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at 720-624-6728.
Fee: $ 15.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 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: Cindy Dvergsten
Fee: $ 300.00

March

Wednesday, March 01, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 75.00
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, March 02, 2017 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This Info Session is free and will give insight into what the 8-week course will cover with the Leading Edge curriculum. Meet the instructors, and find out if this course is right for you! The next Leading Edge course is March 15-May 10, 2017. More information can be found here!
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Friday, March 03, 2017 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is essential for all prime contractors and subcontractors working on CDOT highway construction contracts. CDOT Civil Rights & Labor Compliance staff, including local Region Civil Rights Managers, will provide vital information about how to comply with 2017 CDOT and federal contracting regulations. The format of the workshop has been modified to follow the construction project life cycle. It will also cover the new LCPtracker system that will be required for certified payroll reporting on all construction projects advertised after January 1, 2016 and the B2GNow system that will be required for DBE commitments and prompt payment tracking on projects advertised after February 9, 2017. Topics include: - FHWA 1273 - EEO Contract Requirements - DBE Requirements (including new DBE Specification) - ESB Program - CDOT Form 205 - OJT Requirements - Certified Payrolls - Davis-Bacon and Related Acts - Site of Work - Classification of Workers - LCPtracker: Certified Payroll - B2GNow: DBE Commitments and Prompt Payment Suggested Audience: Project superintendents, construction contractor employees, consultant project managers, payroll administrators, EEO officers, estimators, and others involved in CDOT construction contract administration. Questions: Please contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at 720-624-6728.
Fee: $ 15.00
Friday, March 03, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks Class: Step 1 is for those who have never used QuickBooks but are thinking of purchasing the program for their business. This is NOT a Power Point presentation but a real hands on experience using the actual Quick Books program. Each participant will have access to Quick Books and be able to create their own accounts or use a sample program in Quick Books. The participants will learn how to set up their program so they can start using it immediately. There will be two hours of classroom instruction and one hour where the students will be able to practice and get one-on-one assistance with the program from the facilitators. By the end of this class you will be familiar with: • Entering Company Data • Setting up and managing user accounts • Setting up accounts, items, customers and vendors • Adding, changing and deleting list items • Sorting Lists • Preparing invoices and sales receipts • Making payments • Making deposits • Backing up data After Step 1 you are ready to take Quick Books - Step 2
Speaker: ProAdvisor, Wendy J. Renslow ABC (Auditing Bookkeeping & Consulting)
Fee: $ 50.00
Friday, March 03, 2017 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online
Saturday, March 04, 2017 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Customer Relations
Business resources for businesses in Lamar and the surrounding area. Come set up a display and let businesses know what you have to offer. Set up at 9:00 am and tear down from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. You do not need to bring tables and chairs.
Speaker: Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center
Location: , Lamar
Monday, March 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: CDOT Region 4 10601 West 10th st. Greeley, CO 80634
Fee: $ 15.00
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how to evaluate a franchise opportunity in a way that will answer all your questions, and address all your concerns. We will discuss a 7 step process for analyzing a franchise opportunity. Learn how to compare several franchise opportunities to determine which presents the best opportunity. Will discuss proprietary tools that allow you to match your personal attributes to companies where people just like you are being highly successful. Assess your readiness to go into business.
Speaker: John Johnson, VP Operations Liberty Franchise Solutions John Johnson, VP Operations Liberty Franchise Solutions
Fee: $ 45.00
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Fee: $ 40.00
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Two main subjects about Business Banking: 1) Traditional Business Deposit services -- The differences between Deposit, Merchant and Cash Management; Why your business may need these services. 2) What Lenders Look for in a Credit Applicant -- Why your credit score matters; What documents should be included.
Speaker: First Citizens Bank
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Today’s consumer wants more than just facts. They are looking for brand messaging that aligns with their own set of core values and beliefs; transformative promise in each and every purchase. Learn how a well-crafted story can deepen bonds between you and your buyer, increase loyalty, and ultimately drive sales. Strategic Storyteller, Veronika Sprinkel, walks you through the basics. Both verbal and non-verbal narrative elements are discussed with topics ranging from language and tone, to color psychology and design. You will leave this workshop with newfound confidence and an ability to broadcast your uniquely exceptional brand story for measurable growth and impact.
Speaker: Veronika Sprinkel, Veronika Sprinkel Ink.
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 40.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 75.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
This workshop is designed to support would-be entrepreneurs gather the information needed to develop a quality business plan. Learn how to quickly access free web and subscription database content for your plan. Find sample business plans, discover trends in your chosen industry, navigate the SBA and SBDC websites and use your local library's online and print resources effectively. Bring your laptop or tablet.
Speaker: Eladia Rivera, former business librarian and current SBDC business research consultant
Location: Boulder SBDC
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Confused about what you should be doing to market your business online? Time to stop guessing what you should be doing and cut through all the clutter that you may be hearing. In this session you will learn: What matters most in marketing any business online. How you can make it affordable and easy to do. A clear plan of what will work for your business.
Speaker: Peter Brissette
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:00 PM to 12:00 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, March 09, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Lunch will be provided. This workshop is essential for all prime contractors and subcontractors working on CDOT highway construction contracts. CDOT Civil Rights & Labor Compliance staff, including local Region Civil Rights Managers, will provide vital information about how to comply with 2017 CDOT and Federal contracting regulations. The format of the workshop has been modified to follow the construction project lifecycle. It will cover updates to federal contracting regulations including: - FHWA 1273 - EEO Contract Requirements - DBE Requirements - ESB Program - CDOT Form 205 - OJT Requirements - Certified Payrolls - Davis-Bacon and Related Acts - Site of Work - Classification of Workers - Prompt Payment Suggested Audience: Project superintendents, construction contractor employees, consultant project managers, payroll administrators, EEO officers, estimators, and others involved in CDOT construction contract administration. Questions: Please contact the Connect2DOT Program Manager at 720-624-6728.
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 18.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 12 sessions ending Thursday, May 25
Topic: Not Set
2nd Floor ASPEN Room
Fee: $ 375.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
There are many regulations for businesses and there are many questions that must be answered as a new business owner when opening a new business. Who do I market to? Who is my competition? Do I have what it takes to be in business? Do I have the right amount of capital to start this business? These and many more questions can be answered by taking the Start-Up Orientation. This comprehensive Business Start-Up Orientation has been designed as a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first time or has started a business within the last year.
Speaker: Jesse Esparza
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, March 10, 2017 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Wednesday, March 15
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, March 15
Topic: Not Set
Colorado SBDC TechSource is presenting a 2-day program to help your small to mid-sized business improve award success on SBIR grants and contracting opportunities. Next stops on the Road Trip: Pueblo, Durango and Grand Junction. Topics covered include: Day 1: Basics of Contracting with the Federal Government Certifications and Contracting Opportunities - State Level Advanced Marketing for Federal Contracts - Insider Tips RoadX - Innovating Travel Across Colorado Lunch panel of businesses who have had experience and success with the contracting process and roundtable discussion with audience Resource Fair WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Science, technology and innovation companies and any business that may qualify for government contracts Day 2: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property SBIR Grants 101: the Agencies, the Topics, the Process, the Opportunities How to Write an SBIR Commercialization Plan Top 10 Mistakes in the SBIR World - Ensuring Success in Proposals and Performance Lunch panel of businesses who have had experience and success with the SBIR process and roundtable discussion with audience Resource Fair WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Science, technology and innovation companies One-on-one consulting opportunities during both days will be available. Cost: $30 per day; $50 for both days Discounts available for Chamber members - $5 off for both days. Select "Chamber of Commerce Member" when you get to the payment screen.
Speaker: Day 1: Kathryn Rowe, PTAC; Cathy Kramer, Connect2DOT; Rosy McDonough, Minority Business Office; Andra Hargrave, Global Sales Advisors; Peter Kozinski, CDOT RoadX Program Manager Day 2: Ed Kase, EKase Consulting; Stephanie Amend, Arrowhead Solutions LLC; Yoriko Morita, Patents Integrated
Fee: $ 50.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Topics covered include: Day 1: Basics of Contracting with the Federal Government Certifications and Contracting Opportunities - State Level Advanced Marketing for Federal Contracts - Insider Tips RoadX - Innovating Travel Across Colorado Lunch panel of businesses who have had experience and success with the contracting process and roundtable discussion with audience Resource Fair WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Science, technology and innovation companies and any business that may qualify for government contracts One-on-one consulting opportunities will be available throughout the day. Discounts available for Chamber members - $5 off for a single day. Select "Chamber of Commerce Member" when you get to the payment screen.
Speaker: Kathryn Rowe, PTAC; Cathy Kramer, Connect2DOT; Rosy McDonough, Minority Business Office; Andra Hargrave, Global Sales Advisors; Peter Kozinski, CDOT RoadX Program Manager
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, March 21
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Fee: $ 90.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 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: Cindy Dvergsten
Fee: $ 300.00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Topics covered include: Day 2: How to Protect Your Intellectual Property SBIR Grants 101: the Agencies, the Topics, the Process, the Opportunities How to Write an SBIR Commercialization Plan Top 10 Mistakes in the SBIR World - Ensuring Success in Proposals and Performance Lunch panel of businesses who have had experience and success with the SBIR process and roundtable discussion with audience Resource Fair WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Science, technology and innovation companies One-on-one consulting opportunities will be available throughout the day. Discounts available for Chamber members - $5 off for a single day. Select "Chamber of Commerce Member" when you get to the payment screen.
Speaker: Ed Kase, EKase Consulting; Stephanie Amend, Arrowhead Solutions LLC; Yoriko Morita, Patents Integrated
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 75.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Dive deeper into the advanced functions and applications of QuickBooks! In this demonstrative workshop, learn how to use QuickBooks for accounts receivable and invoices, accounts payable and cash disbursements, sales tax and reporting. Find out how to create and customize invoices for a custom look, apply discounts, track multiple locations, charge and remit sales tax, enter vendor bills and assign to a customer as a reimbursable expense, enter credit card reconciliations and perform credit card reconciliations and customize and memorize reports.
Speaker: Barbara Wilson-Scranton MSA
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, 8 sessions ending Wednesday, May 10
Topic: Not Set
The next Leading Edge course is on Wednesday evenings, beginning March 15 and ending May 10, 2017 (not including May 3). More information can be found here!
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 400.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Existen muchas reglas para los negocios, y hay muchas preguntas que tiene uno que piensar en abrir su negocio ¿A cuál mercado se dirige? ¿Quiénes son su competencia? ¿Tiene la destreza directiva necesaria para operar su negocio? Teniendo el dinero necesario para comenzar y operar su negocio es muy importante. Éstas y más preguntas serán las respuestas del seminaro, Cómo Comenzar y Operar Correctamente su Negocio.
Speaker: Jesse Esparza, Morning Sun Enterprises, LLC
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Wednesday, April 05
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 125.00
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
"Give us your tired, your cash poor, Your visionary entrepreneurs yearning to startup, Those rejected by vc's, angels and the banks. Send these, the cashless, tempest-tost by validation processes gone awry, to us, As we lift the lamp of funding besides crowdfunding's golden door!" Crowdfunding is all about democratizing the manner in which capital is raised for business startups and for charitable, artistic, commercial and other business ventures. Thus, it's fitting for us to harken back to our national symbol of freedom and democracy, The Statue of Liberty (which itself was erected due to the efforts and donations of early crowdfunders), for inspiration. Something very, very profound is happening worldwide and the wiser vested interests of the past are beginning to realize that they need to get aboard the train before it leaves the station. This workshop is intended to introduce those who have a need to secure funding to the basics of crowdfunding, at 50,000 foot level, so that they'll be able to choose the appropriate type of crowdfunding to pursue to achieve their funding objectives, whether that be a cause, a project, a product or a business. We’ll also be discussing the most important aspect of crowdfunding, which is mastering social media, as well as at least two breakout sessions, one of which will deal with the Kickstarter-style product pre-sale crowdfunding and the other of which will deal with the new investment-based crowdfunding that’s become legal over the past several years. If you're new to crowdfunding, and you'd really like to get your feet wet before plunging in deeply, come to this special introductory session and learn some of the basics of this new way to secure funding as well as other benefits.
Speaker: Ray Burrasca, Coloradocrowdfunding.org; Rita Crompton, The Inventor Lady; Dennis Batchelor, Zfyre
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 45.00
Friday, March 17, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Did you know 80% of consumers search online for local goods and services before purchasing? We are proud to partner with Google to help local businesses gain visibility online. During this workshop, you will claim your Google business listing, and learn how to use Google+ to increase and maintain your presence when it comes to local search engine results.
Speaker: Kendra Fernandez, Rebel Marketing Group
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 10.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, 8 sessions ending Tuesday, May 09
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 645.00
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Topic: Not Set
High Plains District - Carbon Valley Regional Library 7 Park Ave Firestone CO, 80504
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Improve your bottom line with a sound financial reporting foundation. Good organization saves time and money. • Define what you need to track in order to pick the right tools. • Design or redesign your account list to ensure meaningful reporting. • Utilize a month-end checklist to help you get it done right.
Speaker: Suzy Schutz of Apis Business Solutions and eL3
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 3 sessions ending Monday, March 27
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
A common challenge for business owners is: Do I do my own bookkeeping or do I hire someone to maintain my books for me? Whether performing the work yourself or outsourcing some or all of the bookkeeping duties this series of workshops is designed to give you the bookkeeping know-how and accounting basics you need to keep your financial house in order. Part 1 – Setting Up Your Accounting Systems Part 2 – Cash In and Cash Out Part 3 – Your Financial Statements are a Powerful Management Tool
Speaker: Suzy Schutz of Apis Business Solutions and eL3
Fee: $ 60.00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Greeley Chamber of Commerce 902 7th Ave Greeley, CO 80631
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 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, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, April 19
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This boot camp will help you quickly develop your business plan and determine the feasibility of launching your business. The camp will consist of ten hours of training and covers entrepreneurial essentials, marketing, organizational issues, and financial overview. In addition, each participant is required to schedule five hours of one-on-one free counseling with an SBDC counselor. Boot camp sessions will meet every week on Wednesdays and participants will meet with a counselor sometime during each week. Registration fee includes two participants and one set of materials. NOTE: Both participants must be registered; First - please register online at www.northmetrosbdc.com. Second - please call 303-460-1032 to register the name and data of the second participant. Unregistered guests will not be admitted to the course.
Speaker: Jesse Esparza
Fee: $ 100.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Effective marketers know that social proof is a key ingredient for today’s modern marketing tactics that dramatically influences buying decisions. Are you giving your organization the social proof and visibility it deserves by making the right choices with your social media marketing choices? In this workshop, learn exactly what social proof is and find out ways you can leverage the social media marketing efforts for your business. We will discuss the top social media platforms today and decide which ones will provide the social proof you'll need to establish a trust-factor with past, current and potential customers. Join us and discover: - Your Online Health Assessment to further understand where your business currently stands online. - The content your target audience is hungry to discover. - Which social media platforms will give you the highest ROI based on where your target audience is hanging out. - How to consistently establish and maintain your social proof online.
Speaker: Cheri Ruskus, The Victory Circles
Location: Boulder SBDC
Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Thursday, March 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In order to register for the “Start-Up Part II”, participants are encouraged to first attend the “Start-Up Orientation”. You have registered your business, done all the legal requirements, have a bank account for your business and are now ready to market, organize your finances, work with your bank for a loan, and prepare your business plan and work with a business advisor to help you monitor your business goals and objectives. This follow-up session to the Start-Up Orientation will provide the next steps towards jumpstarting your business with the organization and the focus you will need as a start- up.
Speaker: Jesse Esparza
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, March 24, 2017 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
No matter what accounting system you use, you need to know how to properly record your expense and income transactions. Record sales transactions, checks, debit card activity, credit card charges and deposits with confidence. • Customer invoicing and managing accounts receivable • Paying bills and managing accounts payable • Reconcile your bank and credit card accounts to ensure accuracy
Speaker: Suzy Schutz of Apis Business Solutions and eL3
Fee: $ 25.00
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