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LEADING EDGE for Transportation Businesses

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

    

It's the final week to register for the award-winning LEADING EDGE for Transportation business planning program in Colorado Springs. Don't miss your chance to join the next cohort of successful contractors for a nine-week course customized for growing businesses in A&E and construction. You’ll get hands-on training from industry experts, large contractors and peers to help develop your management skills, build capacity and win more contracts.

January 10 – March 7, 2019
Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 8:30pm
FREE!  $200 deposit with full refund upon graduation

Location:  Pikes Peak SBDC @ Catalyst Campus
559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 101 | Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Attend an Information Session on Thursday, January 3rd from 6PM - 7PM to learn more about the course and meet some of the instructors. 

Registration deadline is Monday, January 7th.  Register here...

Polis taking calls from Coloradans

Friday, November 30, 2018
Governor-Elect Polis taking calls from Coloradans
The seven transition committees have planned a series of telephone town halls over the next week or so to let people share their ideas with the Polis administration.

Sat., 12/1/18, 12PM-1PM on energy, natural resources and agriculture 
Mon., 12/3/18, 6PM-7PM on public safety, military and corrections 
Wed., 12/5, 12PM-1PM on education | 2PM-3PM on health and human services 
Sat., 12/8, 10AM-11AM on economic development and labor 
(past: Thurs., 11/29, 4PM-5PM on transportation, infrastructure and local affairs)
Learn more:
Original article from:  Polis Taking Calls from Coloradans
-- by Joey Bunch, Colorado Politics (Nov 26, 2018 Updated Nov 27, 2018)

How to Become a Contractor

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Grow Your Business!
How to Become a Contractor with Federal and Sate Governments
Tuesday, December 4th, 8:30 - 10:30 AM

Englewood Public Library | 1000 Englewood Pkwy., 1st Level | Englewood  80110
(extended free parking available in lot south of the building)

Sponsored by --
Englewood Chamber of Commerce
City of Englewood
Englewood Public Library
State of Colorado

with:  Carolyn Terrell, SBA's Supervisory Business Opportunity Specialist
and Barbara Musick, Supplier Diversity Liaison, Colorado State Purchasing & Contracts 

Reservations Required: 
https://myenglewoodchamber.com
admin@myenglewoodchamber.com  

or (303) 789-4473 by November 30
$10 with reservation; $12 at the door 
Includes continental breakfast 

(SBA does not charge.  Cost covers Greater Englewood Chamber expenses.)

Business Registration Compliance

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

An Attractive Offer for Business Compliance in Colorado

Greetings from the Division of Professions and Occupations:

Every business offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services must be registered in Colorado, in addition to individual licensure requirements required to work at these businesses. Towards that end, the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure currently is offering a one-time opportunity to ensure compliance to unregistered businesses across the state.

From Oct. 1, 2018 through Nov. 30, 2018, any unregistered business currently providing barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, or nail technician services can register without penalty. Any accumulated penalties will be waived.  

This grace period applies only to business registrations and is available regardless of length of time or reason for not previously registering. It’s applicable to any unregistered businesses offering barbering, cosmetology, hairstyling, esthetician, and nail technician services.

The process to register your business is quick and easy

  • First, look up your registration to see if your place of business is registered
  • If the registration says ACTIVE with an expiration date of Nov. 30, 2019, no further action is necessary.
  • If no record is found online, or you never have held a registration, you must apply for a new registration by completing an original registration application through the online portal.
  • If the registration status is expired, you must complete a reinstatement application.
  • All applications require the name and physical address of the business, as well as the business owner’s Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

Permanent, temporary, mobile and home-based businesses all need to register with the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure. Licensees providing services in a client’s residence or a client’s place of work do not require a registration.

Only one registration is required for places of business where multiple licensees are operating individual booths or other rented space under a single business entity. 

Operating without a registration normally results in discipline and fines from the Division. To avoid fines, unregistered businesses should take advantage of this short-term grace period. 

Please visit www.Colorado.gov/DORA/BarCosReg for full details, or reach us by phone at (303) 894.7800 or email at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us with any questions or concerns.  And thank you for your assistance in ensuring that our registry accurately reflects all the barber and beauty related businesses registered in the state.

Is Certification Right For You?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Is Certification Right for Your Business?
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Are the Small/Minority Business Certification Programs Right for Your Business?

The government is a huge, diverse market with many buying offices. If you are interested in selling to the government, you should first answer some basic questions and gain a general understanding of how the government buys. Does the government buy your products/services?  If yes, how do they buy?

o Does the government buy my products/services?
o Is the local government your target market
o Are you a good candidate for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o Do you meet the requirements for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o The procurement function in Colorado
o Understanding the different certification programs

Registration link.

= = =  One-on-one consulting may be available to your business as follow-up to this workshop! = = =

Coming up in April:

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Registration link.

See announcement here.