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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.

National PTAC Day

Friday, September 21, 2018

September 26th is the first annual National PTAC Day and it will be celebrated every fourth Wednesday of September moving forward.  The day is to celebrate the great things PTACs have done for businesses across the country from our network of 95 offices.

The Colorado PTAC is celebrating the day by hosting socials in two different locations; Colorado Springs and Aurora. Colorado PTAC wants to thank their workshop presenters, Subject Matter Experts, clients and community partners, so plan to attend.  There’s no agenda to follow, just a chance to get together to swap a couple of stories.

Download the flyer here... | Please RSVP here... | #PTACday

Douglas County Business Resource & Lenders Fair

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Douglas County Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair is being held in the South Metro corridor!

Friday, October 19th | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Parker Library | Event Hall | 20105 E. Mainstreet | Parker, CO 80138
(east of Parker Rd. at Mainstreet & Pine Dr., just north of Parker Town Hall)


The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is organizing this fair in collaboration with the Town of Parker, Parker-Area Chamber of Commerce and the south metro area economic development specialists.  Businesses are invited to attend at no charge.

Find out about SBA programs, loan and micro-loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions, government contracting resources, State of Colorado and expanded SBDC services. There will be short presentations and an opportunity to visit all the resource tables. Plenty of time for Q&A!

Resources will include: SBA, SBDC, Connect2DOT, Minority Business Office, Manufacturers EDGE, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Better Business Bureau, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Preferred Lending Partners, Colorado Lending Source, Accion and more!

It's free, but please register and receive updates: http://bit.ly/2NZIyKf

Download the announcement here...

Sponsors:

                  

May Business Resource Fair

Monday, May 07, 2018

The May 5th Business Resource Fair at Arapahoe/Douglas Works was a grand conclusion to National Small Business Week.
Many thanks to Congressman Coffman and his staff for presenting this annual fair!

Below are some photos of the many community partners who came out on a lovely Saturday morning to make the event possible and to inform small businesses about the many services available to help them grow and prosper!

Follow this link to the resource partners contact information.

Above, emcee for the morning, Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, talks with SCORE representative, Ken Heller.

Mayor Stephanie Piko welcomed the attendees and gave a proclamation for National Small Business Week.

Congressman Mike Coffman (front and center) smiles with the many resource partners who interacted with attendees throughout the morning.
Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of CSU Global, introduced the Congressman to the crowd (pictured here in the red top and light jacket).

Tom Thompson of the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Cindy Nowak, Regional Director for Manufacturer's Edge, greet attendees and discuss their services with business owners.

 

 

 

SBA Colorado Awards, May 2

Thursday, May 03, 2018

 National Small Business Week -- SBA Colorado District Awards

The week’s main event was outstanding with capacity crowd -- the annual Colorado Small Business Week award ceremony, held Wednesday, May 2nd at the Innovation Pavilion Event Center in Centennial, CO.   The Colorado Small Business Persons of the Year winner, Margot Langstaff & Elisa Hamill, Managing partners/Owners of LifeHealth, were presented with their award (pictured below with other award winners).  Both women are shown here (second and third from left) with Daniel Nordberg (far left), Region VIII Administrator, Carolyn Terrell and Joanna Sandoval, both of the SBA Business Opportunity Specialist office, and Frances Padilla (far right), District Director of the SBA Colorado District Office.

The SBA’s Colorado District Office inducted a new business on to its Wall of Fame:  SNOOZE: An AM Eatery that had just opened its 25th location!  The owners, Jon and Adam, opened their first location at Park Avenue West and Larimer on April 2, 2006, and now has SNOOZE in four states.

Sharon King, Executive Director of the Boulder SBDC won the National SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award (as well as for the District and the State).  She is shown here on the left (in red) with Wendy McDonough of the Colorado Minority Business Office, and Wendy Wojcik, Program Manager for the Colorado SBDC Network.

Mike O'Donnell, Executive Director of Colorado Lending Source, received one of the Lender Awards from SBA's Brian Devlin, as well as the Amy McDowell Service to Small Business award, presented by Rosy McDonough of the Colorado Minority Business Office.  The Amy McDowell Award was created by the Colorado SBDC Directors to honor those who, like Amy, dedicated their careers in support of the small business community.  Mike is shown here with Dan Nordberg, Rosy and Frances Padilla.

Marcia McGilley, Executive Director of the Aurora-South Metro SBDC, was, as host of the program at the Innovation Pavilion, was emcee of the awards program.  She is shown here with City of Centennial Council Member Kathy Turley, who handed to Marcia the City of Centennial Mayor's proclamation for National Small Business Week. 

The awards crowd in the Innovation Pavilion Event Center, Centennial, CO

The SBA's National Small Business Week awards table: