Cyber Security Summit

Thursday, October 04, 2018










 October is Crime Awareness Month -- What a good opportunity to think about the protection and safety of your business, employees and customers!

 The Cyber Security Summit is all day, Friday, October 26th
 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Summit
 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Happy Hour

 Pinery at the Hill | 775 W. Bijou St. | Colorado Springs  80905
 Cost:  $20/person ($300/exhibitor)

The Summit will include a full day of workshops and takeaways to immediately implement in your business, two keynote speakers, access to cyber security consultants for free on-on-one consulting throughout the day, and Cyber for Small Business exhibitors. Your registration also includes a continental breakfast, plated lunch and happy hour hors d’oeuvres.

 Learn more and register: 
 Download the announcement here...

Is Certification Right For You?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Is Certification Right for Your Business?
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Are the Small/Minority Business Certification Programs Right for Your Business?

The government is a huge, diverse market with many buying offices. If you are interested in selling to the government, you should first answer some basic questions and gain a general understanding of how the government buys. Does the government buy your products/services?  If yes, how do they buy?

o Does the government buy my products/services?
o Is the local government your target market
o Are you a good candidate for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o Do you meet the requirements for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o The procurement function in Colorado
o Understanding the different certification programs

Registration link.

= = =  One-on-one consulting may be available to your business as follow-up to this workshop! = = =

Coming up in April:

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Registration link.

See announcement here.

Americas SBDCs Day

Thursday, March 23, 2017

America’s SBDCs advise their clients, educate and guide them through the start and growth of their business. Whether its helping to write a business plan, access capital, identify market opportunities including exports or being there when disaster strikes. SBDCs are there for the life of your business. There are nearly 1,000 SBDC locations around the country and over 4,000 SBDC business consultants ready to help. Find your SBDC today. 

New Website launched

Thursday, July 28, 2016

We just launched our new website that will even more use to you! We are very excited to have launched it after working hard on it! You’ll see things are looking pretty spiffy around here. Check it out!  

LEADING EDGE Series in Lone Tree

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Have a Completed Business Plan by December 2015!

The LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series is an intensive and hands-on course designed to help entrepreneurs complete a fully-realized business plan. The program includes:
  • Five day-long workshop sessions
  • Five hours of one-on-one consulting and group exercises
  • Scheduled milestone and business planning assignments
Your fully executed business plan will include:
  • Organizational Matters: Legal Entity, Management & Personnel
  • Operations: Recordkeeping, Controls & Risk Management
  • Marketing: Market Research, Strategies, Tactics & Implementation
  • Financials: Sales Forecast, Cash Flow Projections & Financial Statements

South Metro SBDC LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series
Course Dates: Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 16, 30 and Nov. 13, 2015
Course Time: Fridays, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Graduation: Dec. 11, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Course Fee: $495 per person
($250 for each additional business member)
$100 off if you belong to a front-range Chamber of Commerce, are a Colorado BizBank customer or are referred by a previous Leading Edge graduate!
Potential scholarship available:

Course Location: Lone Tree Civic Center
8527 Lone Tree Pkwy, Lone Tree, CO 80124
(park behind the building in the lower lot)

Attend one of two FREE INFO SESSIONS at the South Metro SBDC satellite office:

Friday, August 21st, 2:30-3:30 PM, OR Friday, August 28th, 9:00-10:00 AM

Info Sessions will be held at the City of Lone Tree – Municipal Building, 9220 Kimmer Drive, Suite 200, Lone Tree, CO 80124 (Park behind the building and find our office on the 2nd floor in the SW corner of the building)

Questions? Contact us!