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Look Before You Lease

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
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".

Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Did you miss the March Resource Expo?  No worries, Arapahoe Libraries is host to the Aurora-South Metro SBDC's Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair on Saturday, May 4th, 10AM - 12PM, at Smoky Hill Library in Centennial.

There is a wealth of business resources at your fingertips.  Learn about many nonprofit government and lending resources at the upcoming at this FREE event to learn about helpful local government and funding resources available to start or expand your business.  This is a  'kick off' to National #SmallBusinessWeek.

Join other entrepreneurs and visit over a dozen business resource partners who will each give a short introduction to their services. There will be speakers from the SBA Colorado District Office, and several other state and local agencies. Nonprofit lenders will be on hand to discuss their funding programs with attendees. Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, will emcee the event, and there will be a brief presentation about Arapahoe Libraries' business resources and from a local small business owner who has received benefit from these same resources. The fair is a free event; just let us know you're coming.

Register here...

         

It's Time for the Expo in Englewood!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3rd Annual Englewood Business Resource & Lenders Expo

Did you realize there is a wealth of business resources at your fingertips?

* Learn about Opportunity Zones.
* Learn how to expand your business by getting certified for potential government contracts.
* Learn how you may receive help streamlining your manufacturing business.
* Learn about how the library can help with business marketing research.
* Hear from the area's nonprofit lenders and what they can do for your business.
* Hear from the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
* Visit directly with all of the above--and MORE!

The third annual Englewood Business Resource & Lenders Expo is being held Friday, March 22nd, 8:00 – 9:30 AM, at the Englewood Civic Center, 2nd floor Community Room.  Twenty business resource partners will each give a short introduction to their services. Marcia McGilley of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC will emcee the event, and the City of Englewood will give an update from the Economic Development Office.  A continental breakfast will be served, AND it's all FREE.  Get all the details for this free event here.

Englewood Small Business Resource & Lenders Expo

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The City of Englewood is hosting the third annual Business Resource and Lenders Expo in conjunction with the Aurora-South Metro SBDC.  Hear from the Englewood Community and Economic Development Office, the Small Business Administration Colorado District Office, and the Colorado SBDC Network. Representatives from the following organizations will be present to keep you informed about all the helpful resources available to small businesses:

Information Booths:
U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE, Colorado SBDC Network, Minority Business Office, Aurora-South Metro SBDC, Greater Englewood Chamber, City of Englewood, Englewood Public Library, Arapahoe/Douglas Works! Arapahoe Libraries, Colorado PTAC; Connect2DOT, Mi Casa Resource Center, Manufacturer’s EDGE, Better Business Bureau, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lenders:
Accion, CHFA, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Colorado Lending Source, CEDS Finance, Preferred Lending Partners, Rocky Mountain Micro-Finance Institute (RMMFI)

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about business resources designed to help YOUR small business succeed!

Free!  Light refreshments will be served.  Register here...
Free parking is available in the parking garage attached to the Englewood Civic Center, both on the lower and upper levels.

Veterans Small Business Week

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Veterans Small Business Week:  Expansion & Growth

WHO:  Vets who own a business and want to expand and grow.

WHEN:   Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12PM - 3PM
              
 Food truck available if you wish to purchase lunch on location.

WHERE:  Launch Pad Brewery | 884 S. Buckley Rd. | Aurora, CO 80017

REGISTER:   This is a free event; please pre-register.
                     www.Aurora-SouthMetroSBDC.com/training > Browse Workshops

 AGENDA: 

 -- U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  COLORADO DISTRICT OFFICE:  Opening Remarks

 -- BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE:  Command Representative

-- AURORA-SOUTH METRO SBDC:  The Business Model Canvas

-- SCORE:  Business Check-Up

-- PREFERRED LENDING PARTNERS:  How to Fund an Expanding and Growing Business

-- PANEL OF VET BUSINESS OWNERS:  Sharing their Road to Success

 Sponsored by the presenters listed above.