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.




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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017


A representative group of 35-40 candidates will be sought from all segments of government, education, labor, business, professional and geographic areas within the Aurora community. Individuals with no sponsoring group may be self-nominated. A written application and personal interview with the Selection Committee is required. Candidacy is open to all regardless of age, creed, race or philosophy who seek to contribute their particular skills, knowledge and expertise to the betterment of the Aurora community.

  • Tuition for Leadership Aurora is $1,125. Tuition covers all program costs, meals and materials. Tuition may be paid by the candidate’s employer, a sponsor or the candidate. Partial scholarships are available and are awarded based on need and class composition.

  • The deadline each year for the application for Leadership Aurora is July 15th.

  • Full tuition is due before September 1st. No tuition refunds will be made after the class member has participated in the opening retreat. See Cancellation & Refund Policy for more details. Do not send tuition with your application.

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National Small Business Week (NSBW)

Monday, April 24, 2017

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 The countdown to National Small Business Week (NSBW) is on!


NSBW (April 30th - May 6th) is an annual event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration to recognize the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions. We're pleased to announce this year's webinars on a variety of business topics. 


The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses

Presented by Visa

May 2, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Register here

5 Fabulous Habits of Local Business Champions

Presented by YP

May 3, 2017 | 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Register here

Grow Your Business Online

Presented by Google
May 3, 2017
4:00-5:00 pm ET

Register here


The Future of Small Business Innovation
Presented by Salesforce
May 4, 2017
2:30-3:30 pm ET

Register here

How to Write Your Email Content in 15 Minutes or Less

Presented by Constant Contact

May 4, 2017 | 3:30-4:30 pm ET

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Find the Hidden Money in America

Presented by Chase

May 4, 2017 | 5:00-6:00 pm ET

Register here



Thursday, August 25, 2016

The LEADING EDGETM Strategic Planning Series is an intensive and hands-on course designed to help entrepreneurs complete a fully-realized business plan. The program includes:

  • Five day-long workshop sessions, plus a graduation luncheon
  • Five hours of one-on-one consulting and many group interactive exercises
  • Scheduled milestone and business planning assignments
  • A Funding Options Panel discussion

Your fully executed business plan will include:

  • Organizational Matters: Legal Entity, Management & H
  • Operations: Recordkeeping, Controls & Risk Management
  • Marketing: Market Research, Strategies, Tactics & Implementation
  • Financials: Sales Forecast, Cash Flow Projections & Financial Statements

Plan to attend Colorado's premier business planning program!

Course Dates:  Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, 21 and Nov. 4, 2016
Course Time:  Fridays, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Graduation on Friday, December 9, 3-5PM

Syllabus:  See page 2 of the announcement.  Click here...

Cost:  $495 | $50 off for Chamber members! (use code CM$50off)
Ask about available scholarships.  Call (303) 326-8686.

Register here for a free info session or the course itself...

Location:  Englewood Civic Center | 1000 Englewood Pkwy. | Englewood, CO  80110