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Northern Colorado Women's Conference

Oct
3
2019
Thu 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

Registration is linked to - http://bit.ly/nocowomen2019




Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center for a day of breakout sessions, keynote speakers, networking, one-on-one consulting, and more!

Details

October 3, 2019

7:30 am - 6:00 pm

The Ranch, Loveland CO

$75 / Attendee

Scholarships are available email info@ColoradoSBDC.org or call 303-892-3816.

Keynote Speaker - Beryl Stafford, Bobo Oat Bars

When Beryl Stafford sat down with her daughter 'Bobo' on a rainy afternoon in spring 2003, she had no idea that the oat bar recipe they were making was about to change her future. Founded in Boulder, CO Bobo's began as a mother-daughter baking tradition with a mission to bake healthier, more nutritious snacks. The homemade oat bars quickly became a local Boulder favorite and the lineup of nourishing bars and bites can now be found in over 7,000 grocery stores nationwide. Berly's goal is to 'feed you like we feed our family, with hand-baked products that bring you home' for everyone who craves delicious homemade food. While Beryl's dedication to Bobo's keeps her busy, she still finds time to play tennis and ride her road bike around beautiful Colorado. Owning and running a successful health food company in Boulder is a dream come true, and she is constantly looking for ways to take Bobo's into the future. 

Agenda

7:30 am - Registration
8:00 am - Breakfast
9:00 am - Breakout Sessions 1
10:00 am - Breakout Sessions 2
11:00 am - Breakout Sessions 3
12:00 pm - Keynote Lunch
1:30 pm - Exhibitors & Networking
2:30 pm - Breakout Sessions 4
4:00 pm - Networking Reception


Breakout Session Descriptions

9:00 am Breakout Sessions

5 Steps to a Modern Marketing System That's Easy, Affordable, and Works!

Whether you are just starting out and need a plan to market your business; or your are a seasoned business woman that would like to up'level and modernize your marketing, this session is for you! Run as a workshop, we will walk step-by-step through my Modern Marketing System and how you can implement it. I will teach you how to build an easy affordable and effective marketing system for you business that brings in new leads and opportunities to fuel your growth to the next level.

Melissa Kellogg Lueck, Avanti Creative Group Inc.

Define the Line: Creating Change to Help Prevent Workplace Harassment

Join Define the Line co-founder, Tina Todd, during this interactive presentation to learn more about how we each can spark real change in our organizations by speaking up when someone makes us feel uncomfortable. This presentation is ideal for those who want to learn how to speak up in difficult situations, how to inspire teams and workers to do the same.

Tina Todd, simplyHR and Define the Line Co-Founder

Are Certifications a Real Opportunity for Me? Creating Revenue Opportunities within an Alternative Market for My Business!

During this session, you will learn about the federal, state, local, and private certifications for your business and how to convert them into a new revenue stream for you business by creating access to government and corporate contracts. Learn about how to find opportunities for contracts and tools you need to use to "find"opportunities and "be found" as a vendor. Furthermore, attending this session will give you access to non-cost consulting and a variety of networking opportunities

Rosy McDonough, Minority Business Office

Speed Lending and Consulting

Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you'll need to take to your official meeting. 

10:00 am Breakout Sessions

Reach Customers Online with Google

Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimizations (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads.
In this workshop we will discuss best practices for:
- Improving your website's visibility in Google's organic search results, on all devices
- Creating a free Google My Business Listing
- Advertising you business on Google
Led by Pamela Starr, one of Google's professional national trainers, this is a can't miss workshop for every small business owner.

Pamela Starr, Grow with Google Speaker

Work Less to Earn More! Productivity Tools to Decrease Your Stress and Increase Your Income

Are you running our business or is your business running your? Many entrepreneurs are working more for less and less return. Get control of your work-life balance and boost your business success with a few simple and easy-to-implement productivity tools! You can increase you impact and income working smarter, not harder!
1. Using the 80/20 rule to get more sales doing less marketing and promotion
2. Using your WHY to simplify your business so your become the sought-after, well-paid expert in your field
3. How to use your schedule to get paid more while working less

Chrysta Bairre, Live Love Work

Options for Employee Ownership
Nee a succession plan for you business? Curious about employee ownership as a business model? Employee ownership can provide business owners a viable way to preserve their legacy, increase business productivity and stability, create an exit plan, and keep businesses rooted in the local community, all through selling your business to your employees. In the session, Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC) will explain the range of options for becoming employee-owned including ESOPs (Employee Stock Ownership Plans) and worker-owned cooperatives, overview the process of converting to employee ownership, and talk about where to go in Colorado for assistance in conversion. 

Amy Beres, Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership

Speed Lending and Consulting

Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you'll need to take to your official meeting. 

11:00 am Breakout Sessions

Instagram for Small Business - Take it to the Next Level

Can you confidently say your business is leveraging Instagram to its full potential? If you didn't answer this with a resounding yes, let us take it to the next level! Instagram is constantly changing and its features are always on the move - this powerful platform has more than 1 billion world-wide users and chance are, some of the very customers you want to reach are on this platform.

If you are not already, it is high time to make the most of you Instagram posting, promotions, and stories. Join Amy Alcorn of Aspen Grove Marketing to learn more about how you can use Instagram to support your business goals. This course will cover Instagram Stories and IGTV, how to connect and engage with your fans, and growth hacks you may be missing out on!

Amy Alcorn, Aspen Grove Marketing

Owning Your Leadership

Women in leadership face many challenges - fiscal accountability, managing team dynamics, setting vision, being responsible to customers, while instilling confidence in their brand and company. so why do women often shy away from owning their strengths, successes, and ideas as leaders? Social research can help us reveal patterns in women's confidence, so that we as women can own our place at the table and our role as leaders. This session will offer an honest look at our own patterns as women, and identify important strategies and concrete actions that women can take so they can fully step into their leadership and nurture confidence and promote leadership development for other women. 

Colleen Stanevich, Zusammen Consulting, LLC

Client Panel

Running a small business is challenging. Getting money to run that business can be even more challenging. Join local women business owners as they share their experiences in obtaining financing. 
Amiee Houton, Aunt Helen's Coffee
Heather Bean, Syntax Spirits

Speed Lending and Consulting

Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you'll need to take to your official meeting. 

2:30 pm Breakout Sessions

How to Recognize and Motivate Sales Talent

Probable the biggest unknown of starting a business is what level of demand you can generate for your product or services. People who have a flair for converting this demand into orders for your company are rare and valuable. They might be working in a variety of positions in your business. It is an advantage to the entrepreneur to be able to recognize and motivate these individuals, regardless of the size of your business.

Kristi has decades of experience with recognizing and motivating sales talent. She will share what she has learned, pro and con, to help you spot, and retain, the talent that could have a large benefit for your business.

Kristi Cannon

Engaging with Your Financial Statements: Practical Advice for Business Owners

Do your financial statements have impostor syndrome? Know when to trust them, and how to use them. Understand what your financial statements are saying in order to make better business decisions. Discover the most important financial rations to your business and how to measure them. 

Debbi Allison, Open Book Consulting and Jeanne Bolz, Certified Pro-Advisor in QuickBooks

Cybersecurity for Small Business

Cyber criminals are targeting small businesses because they lack the resources of enterprise companies. According to TechRepublic, small business data attacks can cost a business as much as $250,000. In this seminar, audience members will receive practical tips and advice when they can use to protect themselves against cyberattacks. 

Al Harris, Technical Framework

Speed Lending and Consulting

Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you'll need to take to your official meeting. 





Fee: $ 75.00

Phone: 970-351-4274

Location

East Colorado SBDC
800 17th St., Kepner Hall #0025 Greeley, CO 80631
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