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National Small Business Week - Celebrate with Brighton!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


Last year, Small Business Partners hosted 900 events around the country for National Small Business Week. Are you ready to join the Brighton Economic Development Corporation to make the party even bigger this year? Mark your calendars: Plan to Celebrate Small Business in Brighton with activities happening each day from May 1- May 5th.

On Thursday May 4th  from noon till 3:00, the Brighton Economic Development Corporation will host “Access to Capital” day.  Brighton EDC partners including North Metro Denver SBDC, the Small Business Administration, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Accion, Colorado Lending Source and private banks will be on hand to discuss your lending needs.  There will be a lenders panel with Q&A with the banks and nonprofits lenders answering group questions.  Additionally, Colorado Enterprise Fund will conduct their “Business Acceleration” presentation for those in attendance.

On Friday May 5th North Metro Denver SBDC at Brighton with our partners Brighton Economic Development Corporation and Front Range Community College will host the Business Development and Resource Day at Front Range Community College Brighton Campus with a variety of workshops, business resources and one-on-one consulting for business owners.

Access Business Conference 2016

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In conjunction with the Access Broomfield Chamber, we would like to invite you to an upcoming event, the Access Business Conference. On March 24, join us for an all day event featuring guest speakers, breakout sessions and networking. So often business owners find it hard to get away from the day to day operation of their business that they forget the importance of stepping back to plan the larger picture. See the information below, we're sure you'll find this to be a valuable event.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cost: $99 for Broomfield Chamber Members
          $149 for Non-Members
 





500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80021

   

Thursday, March 24, 2016

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Seperate tickets for the After Hours Event only
Cost: $20 for both Chamber and Non-Chamber Members
   
 

The registration fee for the main event includes:

  • - 2 Keynote speaker addresses
  • - Panel discussion
  • - All breakout sessions (3 sessions total,  6 different topics)
  • - Lunch
  • - Entrance to Xhibit After Hours Event
  • - Business Expo
  • - Networking
  • - Food
  • - Two drink tickets



 Conference Agenda

 
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome & Opening Comments
9:15 am - 10:00 am Morning Keynote Speaker
     Brad Bernthal - Silicon Flatirons Center
          Entrepreneurship Initiative Director
10:15 am - 11:15 am Access to Capital Panel Discussion
11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch & Keynote Speaker
     Mayor Randy Ahrens - City and County of Broomfield
          State of the City and County Address
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Breakout Session #1
  • - How to Get Local Customers with Social Media, Email Marketing & SEO
  • - Bridging the Gap of Misunderstanding Between Corporate America and Our Nation's Veterans
  • - Speed Lending
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Breakout Session #2
  • - Creating Your Organizational Culture: Aspire. Hire. Fire.
  • - Avoid the 50 Fatal Errors or Running a Business
  • - Speed Lending
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Breakout Session #3
  • - Relationship Building: Grow Your Network
  • - The Proven Process that Executives Use to Generate Revenue







Leading Edge Fall 2015 Registration Open

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Spring 2015 Leading Edge Graduates

Starting a business is not for the faint-hearted. Most of us were never taught to be business owners: we were taught to be employees. This 10 week course is designed to help entrepreneurs develop a business strategy and/or business plan through a discovery process that starts with a business concept, moves to designing and testing for a viable (profitable) business structure that results in a executable plan of action (business plan). It is in a blended learning format that combines an online learning platform with classroom time. The online learning platform will be filled not only with the information needed to write a business plan, but to actually start and run a business. Class time will be dedicated to interactive learning exercises and guest experts to act as guides for your business success. Depending on individual needs, you will complete either a formal written business plan or an internal working strategy that outlines actionable steps with measurable outcomes and time-bound deadlines. The course registration fee includes one participant and access to the online training materials and business resource library.

For multiple registration or more information, please call 303-460-1032 after your initial registration. Unregistered guests will not be admitted to the course. Seating is limited. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • - Peer learning with a group of like-minded entrepreneurs
  • - Minimum of five hours of one-on-one consulting assistance
  • - Access to an online resource library with videos, white papers, financial spreadsheets and templates to help you build your plan of action
  • - Ten three-hour weekly classroom sessions including interactive group work and guest speakers; plus reading assignments, online presentations, group discussion forums, and homework assignments
  • - Introduction to potential lenders at a funding options panel
  • - Feedback on your business plan or strategy three times during the course
  • - Entry into a business plan competition for a chance to win prizes and have your business plan reviewed by a banker and an accountant
  • - Optional participation in Trout Tank, a pitch event held one month after graduation where you will pitch your idea to lenders and receive feedback from a panel 

IMPORTANT DATES 

Free Info Session | September 15, 2015 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Click here to register
Registration Deadline | September 26, 2015
Weekly Course Sessions | September 29, 2015 - December 8, 2015 (Skips November 24)
Tuesday evenings | 6:00 pm - 9:00 p.m.

10-week course
$495 Regular Course Fee
Additional Guest - Please call 303-460-1032

Register for the Fall 2015 10-Week Course


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North Metro Denver SBDC 2nd Quarter Update

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Photos courtesy of Kim Liddard
By Kat Rico

On July 29th, the North Metro Denver SBDC held its second quarter consultant and facilitator training. Between the main Westminster office at Front Range Community College (FRCC), Brighton and Broomfield satellites, the North Metro Denver SBDC reported year to date consulting hours of 1,116, with reported 16 business starts, $799,000 in new capital formation, $1.2 million in increased sales and 38 jobs created through July 2015. 

During this meeting, two key players from the SBDC were recognized for their contributions towards these goals. Jon Jaggers, who was previously awarded “Consultant of the Year” in 2014 for the Colorado SBDC Network, was awarded “Consultant of the Year” by the North Metro Denver SBDC. He has been a crucial component in the developing manufacturing program that aims to help small businesses implement LEAN processes and secure better contracts, allowing these businesses to grow faster. 

Linda Kielian was recognized as the North Metro Denver SBDC “MVP.” She has been with the SBDC for about two years in a part-time capacity. Her efforts are largely behind the scenes, coordinating many of the administrative and financial processes that are needed to run classes, complete reporting and more. 

The North Metro Denver SBDC at FRCC is looking towards the future and the growth of the manufacturing program and our continued impact throughout 2015.  

B2B Golf Connection

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Golf, an adventure through greens, fairways, bunkers, and other hazards, remains one of the greatest ways to build and maintain solid business relationships. 

Golf teaches you about a person's reactions in adversity—how they deal competitively with situations… I'm not worried about their skills as a player, but rather how they conduct themselves, as golf, like business and life, will test you in a multitude of ways. 
 - David Rynecki, former golf and business journalist and author

The way a person plays golf speaks volumes about the way they approach their business as professionals. Reasons business leaders use to conduct business: 
  • - Anyone of any age can play
  • - The handicap system used in scoring anyone of any capability can play with other more experienced golfers
  • - During a 2-4 hour game there is plenty of time to talk
  • - Build relationships and learn a person’s character
  • - In golf the culture is one of rigorous honesty
Savvy business people understand the strategic potential of golf; they plan and execute their playing as carefully as they do any other aspect of their business. 

Register today for the 1st Annual Golf Connection and learn what savvy business people understand about the doing business on the golf course.  This event is structured to connect experienced business leaders with emerging business owners (i.e. Prime contractors with subs, Business leaders with small business, etc.). 

The event opens with appetizers and networking during  registration. Golf Pro Danny Hughes will give a keynote on success lessons for golf, business and life. Following the brief keynote address, participants will be connected with a business leader who will share secrets of business success during a nine hole round of golf.  Participants will be paired off in teams of four and the emerging leaders will switch places mid-point, giving each participant time to share with two business leaders during the course of play. To complete the event all participants will meet again in the club house for a buffet dinner and more networking and discussion on lessons learned.


Image Credit: Heritage Todd Creek Golf CourseEvent Date: August 25, 2015
Location: Heritage Todd Creek Golf Course
Fees: $80.00
Schedule of Events
Networking and check-in: 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Shot gun start: 4:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.




Hosted by:

               

For Assistance or questions:

     Teri Sanchez
     Program Management Coordinator
     Brighton Economic Development/North Metro Denver SBDC
     tsanchez@brightonedc.org
     303-655-2150 

     Joseph Serna
     Program Director
     USDOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center West Central Region
     303-290-6611 ext. 29 

     LeRoy Romero
     State Director Minority Business and Women's Office
     Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
     L.Romero@state.co.us
     303-892-3764