Pikes Peak SBDC

Government Contracting Workshop Series

The government contracting workshop series hosted by the Aurora-South Metro SBDC and sponsored by Connect2DOT and the Minority Business Office is wrapping up for 2019.  The workshops range from the perspective of a business wanting to discover the market potential for their business and what the government buys to the existing business wanting to become better at obtaining and maintaining government contracts.

“Construction Scheduling & Project Management” is coming up THIS FRIDAY, September 6th, 9AM – 11AM, at the Aurora Municipal Center.  This workshop is an excellent example of how an existing business can improve on contract delivery and efficiencies.  The instructor has over 30 years in the construction industry.  Read more and register here.

Other upcoming workshops include “Is Certification Right For Your Business”, Friday, September 13th, 1PM – 3PM, “Your Capability Statement” on Friday, October 18th, 1PM – 3PM, and “Marketing To Prime Contractors” — recently added to the line-up — Friday, November 1st, 1PM – 3PM.

All of the above will take place at the Aurora Municipal Center.  Click here to register.

        


This Is Aurora

With Census 2020 just around the corner, the numbers are about to change.
In the meantime, here is a current snapshot of the city of Aurora. 
Click the image to download a PDF.  #ThisIsAurora #2020Census

Aurora Global Fest


Global Fest is THIS Saturday, August 17th, 11AM – 6PM
Aurora Municipal Center | Great Lawn | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012


Global Fest is…a celebration of the cultures and communities that call Aurora home. It is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and a  great summer multicultural experience.  This unique Global event…is sure to entertain all ages. Included is a kids area, musical and dance performances, a fashion show, a parade of nations, an international marketplace, food, vendors and beer market.  New this year…travel to the international marketplace with arts and crafts from all around the world.  
#AuroraGlobalFest | #ThisIsAurora | www.AuroraGlobalFest.org 

Look Before You Lease

Do you plan to sign a lease without doing some research?  Not a good idea.  A common question at the SBDC:  I signed a lease, but I need to get out of the lease.  Can you help me?  The lease is a binding legal document.   So, we implore the new business owner, “Look Before You Lease!”  People tend to act on impulse, but YOU are a savvy business owner.  This workshop may be your ticket to finding the right location for YOUR business.

Learn about the tools available to determine the most appropriate location for the needs of the business, as well as the commercial and legal issues a business owner faces in leasing commercial property.  Hear from two commercial brokers, a business-real estate attorney, a retail specialist and a zoning expert.

You won’t want to miss this informative workshop:
Thurs., Aug. 29th, 9AM – 12PM for just $25/person

Fee-based workshops are payable in advance via PayPal; see your registration confirmation for the link.
If paying at the door, bring exact cash or check payable to the SBDC host “City of Aurora”.

SBIR Road Tour

Seeding America’s Future Innovations (TM)
Friday, August 16th, 7:15 AM – 3:45 PM

Attention:  Small Technology Firms, Technology Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Researchers
The SBA SBIR Road Tour is coming to Colorado for the first time this year, and is stopping in Boulder.

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach to provide technology funding opportunity through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  Together these programs represent $2.5 billion in early-stage funding.
This is an exciting opportunity for attendees to gain an in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, listen in on engaging panel sessions, meet one-on-one with program managers from 25 federal agencies and connect with local assistance; e.g.,  DHS, DOE, NASA,NIH, NOAA, USDA, USPTO and more.

Click here for agenda highlights, location, contact information and registration ($69/person):  http://bit.ly/2SDFLct.