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Meet Your Small Business Resource Partners

Tuesday, October 08, 2019


Douglas County is host to the Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair in conjunction with the  Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  Hear from the Small Business Administration, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade and small business lenders.

 

Representatives from the following nonprofit and government organizations will get you up-to-date on all the helpful resources each is offering to support small businesses:


 Information Booths 

• U.S. Small Business Administration              • SCORE

• Office of Economic Development and International Trade

• U.S. Commercial Service | International Trade Administration

• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

• Office of the District Attorney 18th Judicial District

• Minority Business Office of Colorado           • Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

• Connect2DOT                                           • Douglas County Libraries

• Colorado PTAC                                          • Parker Area Chamber               

• Manufacturer’s EDGE                                 • Better Business Bureau

• Mi Casa Resource Center                           • Aurora-South Metro SBDC

 

Meet the Lenders

• Colorado Enterprise Fund               • Colorado Lending Source

• DreamSpring                                 • Preferred Lending Partners

• Rocky Mountain Micro-Finance Institute

Friday, October 11, 2019
10AM – 12PM
Parker Library

20105 E. Mainstreet | Parker, CO  80138 | @ Pine Drive 


FREE – Just let us know you’re coming:  REGISTER HERE

Free parking 


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


LEADING EDGE in Spanish -- in Aurora

Monday, September 16, 2019
The Aurora-South Metro SBDC is excited to announce the first LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series to be held in Spanish in northwest Aurora presented by Mi Casa Resource Center:

Éxito Para Negocios
Cada lunes, 5:30-8:30 PM | 23 de Septiembre al 9 de diciembre
Moorhead Recreation Center | 2390 Havana St. | Aurora, CO  80010

Si tiene preguntas o desea inscribirse, visite:

MiCasaResourceCenter.org/Calendar
llame al 303-539-5670

A 12-week program taught in Spanish for aspiring business owners to create a business plan and successfully launch
Curso de 12 semanas para preparar a emprendedores

SBIR Road Tour

Friday, July 26, 2019

Seeding America's Future Innovations (TM)
Friday, August 16th, 7:15 AM - 3:45 PM

Attention:  Small Technology Firms, Technology Entrepreneurs, Innovators, Researchers
The SBA SBIR Road Tour is coming to Colorado for the first time this year, and is stopping in Boulder.

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach to provide technology funding opportunity through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  Together these programs represent $2.5 billion in early-stage funding.
This is an exciting opportunity for attendees to gain an in-depth understanding of agency technology funding priorities, listen in on engaging panel sessions, meet one-on-one with program managers from 25 federal agencies and connect with local assistance; e.g.,  DHS, DOE, NASA,NIH, NOAA, USDA, USPTO and more.

Click here for agenda highlights, location, contact information and registration ($69/person):  http://bit.ly/2SDFLct.

             

10th Women's Small Business Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

  10th Annual Women's Small Business Conference
  Thursday, July 18th | 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  Sky Ute Casino Resort | Ignacio, CO
  $65/Attendee | $300/Exhibitor

  Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network
  and breakthrough to excellence with a day of educational seminars,
  one-on-one consulting, valuable networking opportunities,
  and exciting speakers!

Sheri Tingey, Owner, Alpaca Raft
Alpacka Raft started in the fall of 2000 as a collaboration between Sheri Tingey, the design genius behind all of the products, and her son Thor, who had just completed a 600-mile packrafting traverse of Alaska's Brooks Range and had some ideas for how to make a better performing packraft. Her journey to starting her business began when they received a second Ritt Kellog Fund grant and spent 39 days traversing 600-miles of the Brooks Range, where they found that the packrafts they used were wholly inadequate. Inspired by her trip, Sheri created her first boat that took the packraft world by storm. However, her success didn't come without its challenges and hurtles, where you will leave this talk feeling inspired on how Sheri overcame these obstacles and built for the future. For the full agenda, click 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.