Funding Options Panel

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Show Me the Money!  Find out about loan and micro-loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions.  The panel discussion will include what lenders look for in a loan package, their criteria for lending and how to qualify for funding.  You will also learn about other types of funding including Crowdfunding and use of retirement funds.  Business financial consultant Dale Clack will discuss sources of funding outside of traditional lending, finding investors, the Five C's of Credit, what lenders want to see with a loan application, and the Loan Request Preview program.

Panel of lending experts will include:
• U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
• Acción
• Colorado Crowdfunding
• Colorado Enterprise Fund
• Colorado Lending Source

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need for funding:

Friday, October 21, 2016
8:30 - 11:30 AM

Location:  Englewood’s Malley Recreation Center | 3380 So. Lincoln St., Englewood, CO  80113 | Peak Room (free parking)

Please register in advance:  follow this link...  (or, -- “Browse Workshops”)

* Payment by credit card may be made in advance via PayPal; a link is provided upon pre-registration.
*Payment at the door will be accepted via cash (exact amount) or check. 
* The SBDC has a no refund policy.

QUESTIONS?  Call (303) 326-8686


Lunch & Learn: Credit 101

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Lunch & Learn:  Credit 101
Monday, October 3rd
12PM - 1PM

Location:  Aurora Municipal Center | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012
2nd floor ASPEN conference room

FREE - Lunch included | Please register here...

Understand business loan basis, types of loans and how a loan can be crucial to your business success.
In collaboration with First Citizens Bank.


Marketing Your Business - NEW DATE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

If you're already a marketing expert, you have all the business you need, and you've tried every marketing tactic to your business advantage, then this workshop is probably not for you.  For EVERYONE ELSE???  You just may benefit from this "Marketing Your Business" workshop.

Think about it.  What entrepreneur has the time for this class?  You're busy, and the Small Business Development Center gets that, but let us have just three hours of your time.

What entrepreneur likes getting the word out about your unique service or product?  We have a marketing expert at the Aurora-South Metro SBDC who likes that, too.  Not only do you get three hours worth of marketing principles, concepts, strategies and tactics, but the follow-up one-on-one consulting appointment with the instructor will make you wonder why you've never spent this particular $45 on marketing tips before!

This workshop will present marketing principles, proven strategies and practical tactics; learn how to do market research through FREE electronic databases.

Let us help you help your business on Friday, September 30th, 9AM - 12PM, $45, at the Aurora Municipal Center (Alameda & Chambers).
Please pre-register at this link...  Payment of $45 may be made via PayPal upon registration confirmation, or, pay by cash or check at the door.

Intro to Market Research at Smoky Hill Library

Friday, September 09, 2016

Learn about navigating the Arapahoe Libraries' research databases to start and grow your business.  Arapahoe Library District's business librarian will present this valuable the workshop, at no charge, to help existing and new businesses utilize the library's business databases to research your industry and customer demographics.  Knowing how to these comprehensive databases to get the information you need is an invaluable resource--and this free service can help you grow your business!  How great is that?!

Don't miss it:

Introduction to Market Research
Saturday, September 17th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Smoky Hill Library |5430 So. Biscay Cir. | Centennial, CO  80015 |
Register here...

The best one and one-half hours you can spend on your business this month!  But hurry, registration ends 9/17/16, 9:30 AM.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

The LEADING EDGETM 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, plus a graduation luncheon
  • Five hours of one-on-one consulting and many group interactive exercises
  • Scheduled milestone and business planning assignments
  • A Funding Options Panel discussion

Your fully executed business plan will include:

  • Organizational Matters: Legal Entity, Management & H
  • Operations: Recordkeeping, Controls & Risk Management
  • Marketing: Market Research, Strategies, Tactics & Implementation
  • Financials: Sales Forecast, Cash Flow Projections & Financial Statements

Plan to attend Colorado's premier business planning program!

Course Dates:  Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, 21 and Nov. 4, 2016
Course Time:  Fridays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Graduation on Friday, December 9, 3-5PM

Syllabus:  See page 2 of the announcement.  Click here...

Cost:  $495 | $50 off for Chamber members! (use code CM$50off)
Ask about available scholarships.  Call (303) 326-8686.

Register here for a free info session or the course itself...

Location:  Englewood Civic Center | 1000 Englewood Pkwy. | Englewood, CO  80110