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Englewood Small Business Resource Expo

The annual Englewood Small Business Resource Expo, coming up Wed., Sept. 22nd, 8:30-9:30 AM, is abbreviated this year and virtual, and will provide you with an update on the following small business resources:

– Welcome –  Mayor Linda Olson, City of Englewood
– Greater Englewood Chamber Overview – David Carroll, Executive Director
– Englewood Economic Development Overview
   – Darren Hollingsworth, Economic Development Manager, City of Englewood
Aurora-South Metro SBDC Overview – Marcia McGilley, Executive Director
– Client Testimonial/Guest Speaker – Beth Ginsberg, Trompeau Bakery
SBA Overview: U.S. Small Business Administration, Colorado District Office
   – David 
Benavides, Lender Relations Specialist
Funding Resource Partner Overview: Colorado Enterprise Fund
   – Stefanie Fox, Community Lending Officer
Manufacturer’s Edge – Deborah Kerrigan, Regional Director

Join us by pre-registering and receive the Zoom instructions: 

Entrenamiento para negocios de cuidado de niños basados en casa ¡Gratis!

Partes 1-6: miércoles, 15, 22, 29 de septiembre y 6, 13, 20 de octubre
6:00 – 8:30 PM — seminarios virtuales — ¡Gratis!

OBJETIVOS DEL TALLER: En esta clase Usted aprenderá técnicas y estrategias para manejar las finanzas, el mercadeo y las operaciones de su negocio.

  • Establecerá su modelo de Negocio
  • Aprenderá a maximizar sus ingresos
  • Entenderá sus Costos y aprenderá a minimizar sus gastos
  • Entenderá como utilizar los medios sociales para promocionar su negocio

 Registración en línea:  

¿Preguntas? Contáctese con Elena a o llame al (303) 326-8808.

Home-Based Child Care Business Training – Free

Thank you to the Aurora-South Metro SBDC for the wonderful Home-Based Childcare program.  I will start working in all the changes that I have to make to become a more successful business. I will definitely will set an appointment for help along the way.  Thank you again for this remarkable training.”  – Jessica Matheson, Adventures in Bethel, Inc., Parker

LEADING EDGE Home-Based Child Care Business Training – FREE
Six-part series starts Tues., 7/13/21, 6PM – 8:30 PM
Sponsored in part by Ent Credit Union and Colorado’s Early Childhood Learning.
Register here: 

Emprende Tu Negocio 
Martes, 27 de julio – martes, 31 de agosto; 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Registración previa requerida en línea:   
Para mas información llama al:  303-326-8692.
Watch a short video with Que Bueno (KBNO):  

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Climber Fund – videos en ingles y español

The CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) Loan Fund provides up to $250 million in working capital loans to Colorado small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic through 2023. Small businesses with 5-99 employees that were financially stable before the pandemic but now need help to survive may apply for working capital loans between $30,000 and $500,000. 

Learn more about the CLIMBER Loan Program.  
Find a participating lender to start your application.  
Watch the video below with Richard Lewis, President of the Colorado Black Chamber.

AND — Watch the video below in Spanish with Elena Vasconez, Economic & Business Development Supervisor with the Aurora-South Metro SBDC and the City of Aurora.  (Climber website in Spanish)

Colorado abre el programa de prestamos CLIMBER
El Fondo de crédito CLIMBER (Colorado Loans to Increase Mainstreet Business Economic Recovery) proporcionará hasta $250 millones para capital de trabajo para aquellos pequeños negocios que han sido impactados negativamente durante la pandemia hasta el año 2023.  Pequeños negocios con 5 a 99 empleados que estuvieron financieramente estables durante la pandemia, pero que ahora necesitan ayuda para sobrevivir, puede aplicar para préstamos de $ 30,000 a $ 500,000 para capital de trabajo.

Para mayor información en Español vaya a la página: con Elena Vasconez, Economic & Business Development Supervisor with the Aurora-South Metro SBDC and the Ciudad de Aurora.