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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!


Aurora Global Fest

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Global Fest is THIS Saturday, August 17th, 11AM - 6PM
Aurora Municipal Center | Great Lawn | 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora  80012


Global Fest is...a celebration of the cultures and communities that call Aurora home. It is a celebration of diversity, inclusion and a  great summer multicultural experience.  This unique Global event...is sure to entertain all ages. Included is a kids area, musical and dance performances, a fashion show, a parade of nations, an international marketplace, food, vendors and beer market.  New this year...travel to the international marketplace with arts and crafts from all around the world.  
#AuroraGlobalFest | #ThisIsAurora | www.AuroraGlobalFest.org 

Englewood Creates May 23

Friday, May 17, 2019

Englewood Creates endeavors to foster friendships and potential partnerships between creatives and small businesses throughout the Englewood area. This event will serve as a platform to educate attendees of tools, grants and small business resources, from the Aurora South Metro Small Business Development Center and City of Englewood's Economic Development Department. Guest speakers will include Englewood Mayor Linda Olson and Council Member Amy Martinez.

The event will be held May 23rd, 5PM - 8PM
Black Cube Headquarters | 2925 So. Umatilla St. | Englewood  80110

It is FREE, however, please register to attend, as spaced is limited!  Register on line 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.

SBA Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SBA kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week, November 5-9

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 5-9.
 
“National Veterans Small Business Week is another opportunity for us not only to highlight the success of our nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses, but also to recognize the areas where there is still work to be done,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “Entrepreneurship is not a solo mission. I’m proud to be a part of a network that serves the needs of our veteran and military business owners.”
 
SBA district offices and resource partners nationwide, as well as local organizations, will be hosting National Veterans Small Business Week events. This year’s theme, Our #VetBiz Community, shines a spotlight on various aspects of the veteran business community, ranging from aspiring to current veteran and military business owners, as well as the organizations that provide entrepreneurial training.
 
The SBA encourages veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses to join the online conversation and share what their veteran business communities look like by using the hastag #VetBiz.
 
For more information about National Veterans Small Business Week, including events and ways to get involved, visit
www.sba.gov/vetbiz. For more information on the resources available for veteran entrepreneurs, visit www.sba.gov/veterans.
 
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About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit
www.sba.gov.

Download the local event Announcement as a PDF
Veterans Small Business Week:  Expansion & Growth
Monday, November 5th | 12PM - 3PM | FREE
Launch Pad Brewery | 884 So. Buckley Rd. | Aurora, CO  80017