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Starting Your Business Workshop

Thu 8:30 AM to 1:00 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 4.5 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 Kiki at 970-247-7009 or email her at to set up your appointment. Due to COVID, we will not be providing water and snacks. Please bring your own food, water, and masks for the safety of all workshop participants. 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, 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.

Phone: 970-903-5424


Southwest Colorado SBDC
Center of Innovation
2nd floor in the main mall in downtown Durango
835 Main Avenue, Suite 225, Durango, CO 81301
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