February 2020

Calling New Entrepreneurs

Learn the essentials for launching, marketing and financing your entrepreneurial dream. Attend the upcoming three consecutive sessions in the free Start-Up Track: Launching Essentials, Marketing Essentials, Cash Flow Essentials and a new Business Plan session. See dates and times at Aurora-SouthMetroSBDC.com/training. Receive one-on-one virtual consulting between sessions. Pre-register for all the details, and you will receive updates, including specific instructions on how to JOIN the online classes. We recommend “Fired Up: I Want to Start a Business!” as a first step — also listed on our training page.

Cottage Food Safety Training

Obtain your three-year certification that meets the food safety training requirement for Colorado Cottage Foods Act established and supported by the Colorado State Dept. of Health & Environment. Participants learn food safety guidelines and the specifics for operating a small home based cottage food business from a home kitchen. Learn about the most current Colorado Cottage Food Act and get a food safety certificate that applies no matter where you live in Colorado. It’s coming up Friday, February 21st, 9AM – 1PM, at the Arapahoe County Extension on Lima St. in Centennial. Register here…

Veterans: Meet Employers – 2/18

The 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Program is now accepting applications! Learn more and apply online at www.HIREVets.gov.
• The Award highlights companies and organizations committed to hiring and retaining America’s veterans in good, family-sustaining careers
• The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes job creators
• The application deadline is April 30, 2019
• Award recipients will receive a certificate and digital images of the medallion for use as part of their marketing and promotional activities
For more information, visit www.HIREVets.gov, follow @VETS_DOL, and join the conversation using #HireVets

All-New Start-Up Tracks

The Aurora-South Metro SBDC has started a new set of workshops for our clients — a three-part series of “Tracks” — the first being for the Start-Up entrepreneur. If you have a solid business idea or are less than one year in business, this Start-Up Track is for you and for any entrepreneur who has started a business but needs to get new clients and start making a profit. Start-Up Track 1: Launching Essentials will be Feb. 11th, followed by Marketing Essentials on Feb. 18th and Financing Essentials on Feb. 25th. All three tracks are from 9AM – 12PM. Click here for all the details and to register… Note that the Start-Up Track will also be held in Englewood over three Friday mornings in March.

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