Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime
October 27, 2016
11am MT

According to the Wall Street Journal, over 34,000 computer security incidents occur every day – and 62 percent of those incidents involve breaches of small and medium-sized businesses.*   

Attend Cybersecurity 101: Protecting Your Business from Cybercrime to find out more about the rising threat to small and midsize businesses, and the five ways you can protect yourself. In this compelling webcast, you’ll learn about:

  • New wave cybercriminals: Know what you’re up against in this brave new world of cybercrime. Learn about the different categories of cybercriminals, including the sophisticated blackhats who operate like a well-run business.
  • Crimeware kits: Learn about the different “services” cybercriminals have access to that can completely disrupt and


    harm your organization. 
  • Combating cybercrime: Defeating a formidable enemy requires a formidable strategy. Learn five ways SMBs can defend themselves from this insidious threat. 

Register now to see how your organization can protect itself from cybercrime. 
Registration link...


Road to the Taste with the Greenwood Village Chamber

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thursday, October 20
6:00 PM:  Doors Open to General Admission Ticket Holders
Denver Marriott Tech Center | 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit Oct 13

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Chamber invites you to attend the

Diversity & Inclusion Resource Summit -- TODAY
Thursday, Oct. 13th | 4:00 - 7:30 PM

Location:  Aurora Public School - Professional Learning & Conference Center
15771 E. 1st Ave. | Aurora, CO  80011

Time:  4:00 - 5:30 PM -- Resource Fair
            5:45 - 6:45 PM -- Resource talks *
            6:45 - 7:30 PM -- Networking & the Gale Leali Jazz Bank

Cost:  $10/person

* The Importance of Marketing to Diverse Populations -- Out Front Magazine
* Creating a welcoming and inclusive work environment that impacts the bottom line -- Children's Hospital
* What you don't know can hurt you -- understanding diversity and inclusive HR policies and protecting your business --
   Mountain States Employer Council

Sponsors:   Children's Hospital Colorado
                    Fitzsimons, a Partnership Credit Union
                    Kaiser Permanente
                    Out Front
                    Wells Fargo
                    Westerra Credit Union


The Aurora-South Metro SBDC will be there!

Lunch & Learn: Overtime Final Rule - Exempt Employees

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Lunch 'N Learn:  Training on Overtime Final Rule
Law Boosts Standard Salary from $23,660 to $47,476 for Exempt Employees -- 4.2 Million Workers Affected
Wed., October 26th, 10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:  Aurora Chamber | 14305 E. Alameda Ave., #300 | Aurora, CO  80012

10:45 AM -- Check in/Introductions
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- Training
12:30 PM -1:00 PM -- Q&A + Networking

Lunch will be provided.
FREE for Chamber members | Register here...
GUESTS are welcomed, but please RSVP to 303-344-1500 and the Chamber staff will register you as a Chamber guest.

Event Description:
Join two of Avitus Group’s top HR experts, Ryan and Dawn, as they take business owners and executives through the ins and outs of the new Overtime Final Rule.

The law boosts the standard salary from $23,660 to $47,476 for exempt employees and goes into effect December 1, 2016.  For exempt employees who do not meet the minimum salary requirements of this law, there are several options the business can take to become compliant.

Presenters will present the options that businesses and organizations must consider.  They will coach attendees through salary vs. hourly scenarios and the wage calculations that come with each. Walk away from this training knowing exactly what your company or organization needs to do to be in compliance by the deadline, while keeping your bottom line in mind.  Time for Q&As.

Here is the link to the calendar event online for businesses to register.  A Chamber guest?  Please call (303) 344-1500.


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