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Certification Workshops

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Do you want to expand your business opportunities by selling to the government?  Do you know if the government buys your products and services?

The Aurora-South Metro SBDC is collaborating with Connect2DOT and the Colorado Minority Business Office to offer a series of certification workshops in 2019--all taught by certification, estimating and transportation experts.  The first in the series is this Friday, and a second companion and essential workshop is April 26th.  Plan to attend both workshops in order to take advantage of free and confidential one-on-one consulting with a certification expert.

Is Certification Right For Your Business?  Friday, March 8th, 1PM - 3PM, $15, Learn more and register here...

Your Capability Statement -- Friday, April 26th, 1PM - 3PM, $15, Learn more and register here...

For the full slate of government contracting workshops, at the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, click here.

 

    

 

 

LEADING EDGE for Transportation Industry

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

LEADING EDGE for Transportation 
Architecture, Engineering, Construction

Sign up today for this award-winning business planning course designed specifically for highway design and construction contractors.  The cost has been reduced for this March 28 - May 22 program only.  These nine weeks could change the course for your business growth.

Download the flyer here.  | Register here...

SBA Emerging Leaders

Friday, March 01, 2019

SBA's Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2019 Recruitment

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the launch of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in emerging markets. Local area recruitment for the 2019 training cycle is currently ongoing at designated SBA District Offices. Interested small business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply, class schedules, and locations at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders, or by contacting their local SBA District Office. 

“I am proud of the success the Emerging Leaders and the impact the training has made in helping to take small businesses to the next level,” said Allen Gutierrez, Associate Administrator of the SBA’s Office of Entrepreneurial Development. “Since its inception in 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 5,000 small business owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, generating over $300 million in new financing, and securing over $3 billion in government contracts.”

The SBA’s Emerging Leaders provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small businesses that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly 100 hours of classroom time. Participants are provided with the opportunity to work with a network of experienced coaches and mentors, attend specialized workshops, and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and the financial community in order to build sustainable businesses that promote economic development within their communities.# # #

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.

NOTE:  The Colorado District Office is holding Emerging Leaders in Englewood, May through November -- over 40 hours of training -- suited for Colorado small businesses that have been in operation for at least three years, have an annual revenue of at least $250,000, and have at least one additional employee other than the owner. 
Learn more here...

Business Plan in a Day next Friday

Friday, February 22, 2019

This all-day LEADING EDGE workshop was developed for busy entrepreneurs who need to complete a critical business plan quickly to expand or start a business. Participants will create a business plan in one day by breaking the process into 10 manageable steps.

What you will achieve:
-Outline and communicate your business vision
-Understand business fundamentals
-Learn keys to success
-Learn how to do critical business research
-Develop a rough draft of your business plan

Cost includes materials and five hours of course-specific one-on-one business consulting.

Friday, March 1, 2019 | 9AM - 4PM | Aurora Municipal Center | $150/person
Register today!

Boulder Municipal Airport's DBE Program

Friday, February 08, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE

Boulder Municipal Airport has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Part 26.  For Fiscal Year 2018 through 2020, the Airport has established an overall goal of 2.33% of the Federal financial assistance it will receive for improvements to the airport.  The Airport estimates it will meet this goal through 0% race neutral means and 2.33% race conscious means.

The proposed DBE goal and its rationale will be available for review between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM at Boulder Municipal Airport, 3327 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301.  Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days from the date of this publication and can be sent to the following:

Michael Everett, Airport Manager
Boulder Municipal Airport | 3327 Airport Road | Boulder, CO  80301
(303) 441-3108