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LEADING EDGE™ Entrepreneurship Series

Thu 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Facilitated by Boulder SBDC
Topic: Managing a Business


September 17 to November 19, 2020 | Evenings | 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM | Online classes

Hosted by the Boulder Small Business Development Center

The LEADING EDGE™ Entrepreneurship Series is a hands-on, step-by-step business planning program for start-up and early stage businesses, which have not yet reached profitability. Through this 10-part Series, with expert help along the way, you can test the feasibility of your idea, solidify your business model and build a road map to profitability. You finish the series with an actionable business plan to access potential financing or to use as a blueprint to manage your business. The LEADING EDGE™ Series makes you an active participant in a program designed for (and with) fellow entrepreneurs. Facilitators and guest presenters are knowledgeable specialists who are attuned to issues you may face. Thoughtful, insightful and practical, the LEADING EDGE™ Entrepreneurship Series covers all aspects of successful business planning, including:

  • Develop an effective marketing plan

  • Create financial projections

  • Understand legal and organizational issues

  • Use research for competitive advantage

  • Understand financing options to grow your business

This comprehensive series includes:

  • Business specialists as guest speakers

  • Entrepreneur panelists sharing their start-up and growth experiences

  • Facilitator to keep you on track and match you to resources

  • 5 hours of consulting with a wide range of business specialists

  • Support to assist you in reaching your goals

Thanks to a sponsorship from the City of Longmont, businesses and residents of Longmont can attend at a special scholarship rate. This series is designed for Longmont-based businesses and residents, (though there may be a limited number of spaces available for non-Longmont businesses). If you are an existing Longmont business, you must have a current City of Longmont Sales & Use Tax License to qualify for the special scholarship rate. Longmont residents interested in starting a business in Longmont may also qualify for the scholarship rate.

LEADING EDGE™ Series Cost: $495 per attendee For Longmont Businesses/Residents Only - Series Cost: $125 per attendee

Fifteen (15) scholarships are available to City of Longmont businesses/residents (first come, first served). The scholarship reduces the LEADING EDGE™ Series cost to $125 from the full series cost of $495. Included in that $125 fee is one attendee for each qualifying business, plus one set of series materials. Partners/Spouses attending from same business: $125 per additional attendee.

To find out if you qualify for the scholarship rate, please contact: Rachel Garcia, Boulder SBDC, If you are approved for the Longmont Scholarship, a coupon code will be provided so you will be able to register for $125 for the 10-part series.

Co-Sponsors: City of Longmont, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

Location: Online

Weekly Series Dates: Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 1
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19

Submit Business Plan: (Final day to submit business plan December 2nd).

The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership between the State of Colorado, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the Small Business Administration (SBA), Colorado’s institutions of higher education, local economic development organizations and local chambers of commerce.

Fee: $ 495.00

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