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Last Chance to Sign Up for LEADING EDGE

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Aurora-South Metro SBDC is offering the LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series to help entrepreneurs write a business plan.  This premier business planning program begins April 5th and will be held every other Friday from 9AM to 4PM, April through May, at the Englewood Civic Center.  It is a hands-on program that includes guest speakers, a business planning book and five hours one-on-one consulting.  The SBDC is offering a reduced rate of just $295.  Interested entrepreneurs may register here.
 
This program will help the entrepreneur take a close look at feasibility, understand the value of knowing who the business customers really are, complete a competitive analysis, draft realistic financial projections and help complete the business plan.
 
Benefits of the workshop:

• Exchange ideas with other entrepreneurs
• Receive feedback from class participants
• Engage with the instructor one-on-one
• Hear from industry–specific professionals
• Motivate the entrepreneurs in the classroom toward success
• Create a fully-realized business plan for the business

Download the syllabus here (see page 2).

Dates:  April 5, 19, May 3, 17 & 31, 2019 | 9AM - 4PM | Englewood Civic Center
Questions?  Call (303) 326-8686 or
learn more and register 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.

Lunch and Learn in Parker

Thursday, September 06, 2018


Small Business Specialist Chuck Hahn will be presenting at the Parker Area Chamber Lunch and Learn.  One of his favorite subjects is market research.  The key to a successful business is knowing your customer and providing excellent customer service.


Market Research Made Simple | Wednesday, September 12th | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | FREE
A marketing expert, Chuck will help you navigate through several research options designed to lead you toward making better business decisions, with the ultimate goal of becoming more profitable and competitive.  Register here...


Customer Discovery

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Customer discovery - Getting out of the office and talking to your clients and industry.  You'll need to do some pre-planning. Watch the 2 linked video to get you started.

Marketing Your Business - NEW DATE

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

If you're already a marketing expert, you have all the business you need, and you've tried every marketing tactic to your business advantage, then this workshop is probably not for you.  For EVERYONE ELSE???  You just may benefit from this "Marketing Your Business" workshop.

Think about it.  What entrepreneur has the time for this class?  You're busy, and the Small Business Development Center gets that, but let us have just three hours of your time.

What entrepreneur likes getting the word out about your unique service or product?  We have a marketing expert at the Aurora-South Metro SBDC who likes that, too.  Not only do you get three hours worth of marketing principles, concepts, strategies and tactics, but the follow-up one-on-one consulting appointment with the instructor will make you wonder why you've never spent this particular $45 on marketing tips before!

This workshop will present marketing principles, proven strategies and practical tactics; learn how to do market research through FREE electronic databases.

Let us help you help your business on Friday, September 30th, 9AM - 12PM, $45, at the Aurora Municipal Center (Alameda & Chambers).
Please pre-register at this link...  Payment of $45 may be made via PayPal upon registration confirmation, or, pay by cash or check at the door.