Money Smart for Small Business

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Money Smart:  A Financial Education Program

Town Hall Webinar 

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Mountain)

What:  Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides a practical introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business.  Developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this instructor-led curriculum consists of 13 modules available in English and Spanish that can be downloaded by anyone.  There are no requirements to use MSSB, however organizations are encouraged to join the Money Smart Alliance.

Why:  At this meeting you will hear from MSSB Alliance Members that are using the curriculum in different ways. The purpose of this meeting is:

  • Further your understanding of the MSSB Curriculum and connect it with your mission and strategic objectives
  • Learn how others customize the MSSB modules to meet the needs of their unique entrepreneur audiences
  • Ask questions and share experiences about the adoption and implementation of MSSB

There is no cost to attend this event but registration is required.  Please follow the link to register and learn more details about this event.

To see other Money Smart and FDIC Events please follow this link.


Aurora Small Business in the Aurora News

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

See these links for more Aurora News Weekly -- stories about Aurora small business recognition and opportunities:

Mayor Hogan Gives An Update on the S. Korea Trade Mission
SBA’s Small Business Exporter of the Year Is from Aurora
An Up Close Look at Avtech International

 SBA to Host Surety Bond Seminar 
CCA Helps Immigrants and Refugees Start Businesses

Small Business Resource and Lenders Fair

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Congressman Mike Coffman hosts:
The Small Business Resource and Lenders Fair

   Find out about SBA programs, loan and micro-loan programs available for
   small businesses through lending institutions, government contracting
   resources, State of Colorado and expanded SBDC services.
   There will be a panel discussion and resource tables.
   Plenty of time for Q&A!

   Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
   Aurora Central Library | Community Room
   14949 E. Alameda Pkwy. | Aurora, CO  80012

   FREE -- Register here...
   Download the announcement here...

Panel of lending experts will include:
• U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
• The Aurora-South Metro SBDC
• Acción
• Colorado Enterprise Fund
• Colorado Lending Source
• Colorado Minority Business Office
• Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
• Connect2DOT
• Mi Casa Resource Center
• Rocky Mountain Micro-Finance Institute
• Local banks and more resources
• Special guest speakers

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need for your small business!

Questions?  Call (303) 326-8686

Your Path to Surety Bonds Lies Ahead!

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the
National Association of Surety Bond Producers
for a half day seminar

Register now Seating is Limited!

Thursday, May 18th | 8:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center

1000 Englewood Pkwy., 2nd Floor Conference Room

Englewood, CO 80110

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What you'll learn:

  • Contract Bonding & Insurance…discussing the various types of surety bonds and the process of obtaining contract surety bonds
  • Banking & Finance…how to obtain bank lines of credit and establish a working relationship with a banker to support your contract bonding program
  • Risk Management & Legal Concerns…handling performance risk and contracting issues, plus available remedies for legal disputes
  • Construction Accounting…construction accounting principles and financial systems for your firm’s success in securing and maintaining contract bonding
  • Federal Assistance Programs…SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program and loan programs for small, emerging, and underserved businesses
  • Local Procurement Opportunities…navigating the federal procurement process and accessing federal, state, local, and private contracting opportunities
  • Networking with Surety Professionals...speak with presenters and other attendees, including agents available on site to assist you with applying for contract bonding

    ...And much more!
Your Path to Surety Bonds:
What Small Businesses Need to Know

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

Register here

Find the Hidden Money in America

Presented by Chase

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

Register here