Events/Workshops

 
  
    

December

Monday, December 12, 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 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, December 13, 2016 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Online
Tuesday, December 13, 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, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Erie Library 400 Powers Street Erie, CO 80516
Fee: $ 25.00
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Marketing for small businesses and other organizations is a whole different ballgame from what it used to be. People often look to the internet first when shopping and they are increasingly active on social media. Social Media allows businesses to target very specific audiences at a very low cost. Simone Mullinax created a social media marketing course at Jamestown Community College and partnered with the local SBDC to provide internships that have served over 30 businesses in a rural area of New York state. Besides teaching this special workshop, she will help us kick off a similar program in the San Luis Valley in partnership with Adams State University.
Speaker: Simone Mullinax, author of Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses and Assistant Professor at Jamestown Community College, New York.
Wednesday, December 14, 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 Canyon Room
Speaker: Theresa A. Pickner, Attorney at Law
Location: Boulder SBDC
Fee: $ 45.00
Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Aurora-South Metro SBDC presents a 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 May 19th – Building Your Best Board o July 21st – How to Ask for Money o September 15th – Grant Writing o October 20th – Strategic Communications o November 17th – Volunteer Management o December 15th – Evaluation Overview o January 19th – Fund Development Planning o February 16th – Individual and Corporate Donors 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. Evaluation Overview 1. Why Evaluate? 2. Planning for Evaluation 3. Logic Models 4. Sharing Your Results
Speaker: Instructor: Kerri Drumm, Purpose Aligned Consulting
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Location: Pikes Peak SBDC
Tuesday, December 20, 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

January

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, January 03, 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
Thursday, January 05, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, January 05, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
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