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Starting Your Business Workshop

Thu 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Starting a business can be challenging and uncertain. This course is designed to help you navigate through the steps you need to start a business. Join us for a 5 hour seminar on various aspect of starting a business with our variety of presenters, including a small business specialist, marketing expert, small business banker, insurance agent, attorney and an accountant. Topics to be covered include business planning, legal structure, taxes, marketing & market research, financing options and insurance. This course is designed for business owners to learn and engage with our speakers to gain a better understanding of their specific business. Our speakers are a wealth of knowledge and have many years of experience in their industries. Their presentations are geared towards the needs of new and growing businesses. No-cost, confidential one-on-one consulting will be available through the SBDC after the workshop. You can call Hannah at 970-247-7009 or email her at to set up your appointment. We are limiting the class size to 15 participants so we can safely socially distance in a classroom setting. Masks and hand sanitizer are available in the Center for Innovation.

Speaker(s): Mary Shepherd, Jack Llewellyn, Paul Broderick, Ben Frihauf, Sherin Clarke, Kristi Barnett, Lindsey Nicholson and Brian Rose

Co-Sponsor(s): Southwest Colorado SBDC, Region 9 Economic Development District, Durango Chamber of Commerce, Goldman, Robbins, Nicholson, Durango Public Library, 1st Southwest Bank, Fredrick, Zink and Associates.

Fee: $ 25.00

Payment can be made in advance upon registration or by calling 970-903-5424.

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Phone: 970-247-7009


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Center of Innovation
2nd floor in the main mall in downtown Durango
835 Main Ave, Second Floor Durango, CO 81301
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