Small business training, workshops, and events

Upcoming small business training opportunities Offered by the Small Business Administration:
Social Media Bootcamp For Existing Businesses
May 23 – June 27 – Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mi Casa Resource Center 345 S. Grove St. Denver, CO 80219
This 6-week Social Media workshop will help you reach new customers and increase sales! Discover which social media platforms are the best fit for your business. Create a strong funnel of new and potential customers. Save hours each week with free tools. Learn how to effectively advertise Interpret analytics to adjust your strategy for maximum results.

Public Health hosts second Aging Well Speaker Series event May 30

Eagle County Public Health will host the second event of its quarterly Aging Well Speaker Series from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. The event will feature guest speaker Jane Barton, Founder of Cardinal, LLC. Her presentation will explore the process of resilience and change as it relates to aging, as well as how to embrace a new way of being and enjoy each phase of life to its fullest. The event is free but capacity is limited; those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by May 25. Visit to register. Contact Carly Rietmann at 970-328-8896 or for more information.
Power Connecting
May 31 – July 5 (Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
This six week class targets businesses in the construction Industry: Turning relationships into opportunities to generate revenue now!; Building Your Value Proposition; Taxes, insurance, and legal matters; Daily operations and record keeping; Financial management and more!
How to Access Capital for your Small Business
Thursday, May 24 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Library, Englewood Civic Center, 1000 Englewood Parkway,
Presented by the SBA and Englewood Chamber of Commerce
Presented by Steve White, Lead Lender Relation Specialist, Colorado District Office, US Small Business Administration. Reservations Strongly Encouraged at or 303-789-4473.
Webinar: Neighborhood Revitalization, One Block at a Time
The Better Block Approach to Neighborhood Revitalization
Wed, May 30, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT – register here
Offered by Community Builders. Revitalizing a neighborhood can seem like a daunting task for towns. Engaging the community can be expensive and time consuming, political buy-in from elected officials and decision makers can be difficult to build, and momentum can be hard to maintain over a lengthy implementation process. Team Better Block has spent the past eight years refining a new approach to transforming neighborhoods from the ground up, one block at a time.
Inland Oil Spill Training
May 21-25th in Lakewood, CO at the U.S. FWS Regional Office at:  134 Union Blvd #400, Lakewood, CO 80228.

Offered by the National Conservation Training Center/ US Fish and Wildlife Service. More information and register here.  This training is FREE.

Duke Panel on Pitfalls of Nonprofit Boards
June 20th at 5:00 p.m. at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail

Offered by the Vail Centre.

Please join us for a special Duke presentation on Pitfalls of Nonprofit Boards at the Donovan Pavilion in Vail, Wednesday, June 20th doors open at 4:45 p.m.


 followed by a cocktail reception. In this presentation, four distinguished Duke professors will address the key challenges and pitfalls that are currently facing Nonprofit Boards.  Limited availability, please RSVP by June 13th to Colleen Davis or 307-



Project Management for Non-Project Managers
Starts June 8
Being offered this June through a collaboration with Vail Valley Partnership (VVP) and High Country Human Resource Association (HCHRA). Itis a series of four classes that will held on Friday afternoons starting June 8th at the Vail Valley Partnership location in Edwards Riverwalk. Participants will also be eligible (but not required) to sit for the Project+ certification exam at the PearsonVue testing center.   One of the most exciting things about project management is the projected job growth and need for project managers over the next ten years. More information here.
Broadband Mountain Connect
June 11-14 in Vail
The 2018 theme is “Moving Beyond Risk to Compete in the New Economy.” More than 500 attendees from local and state government, telecommunication companies, internet providers, and more are expected to attend. Learn more and submit session ideas online at
9th Annual Women’s Small Business Conference
Friday, July 13, 2018
Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network and
 breakthrough to excellence with a day of educational seminars, one-on-one consulting, valuable networking opportunities, and exciting speakers! This year, the keynote speaker will be Keri Gohman, President of Xero Americas, who will share her inspirational journey.


HERE: Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, CO ((Only 20 minutes outside Durango)
WHO: People looking to start or grow their business
Use promo code EARLYBIRD for $10 off
CML Annual Conference June 19-22 in Vail, CO
More information here. CML will award up to 10 scholarships to municipal officials wanting to attend the 96th CML Annual Conference this June. The scholarship includes one free conference registration, three nights of basic lodging, lunch tickets, and a small mileage reimbursement stipend. To apply, complete the application at and submit it with a letter of interest explaining what you hope to gain from the event.  Applications are due Friday, Feb. 9. Contact CML Membership Services Manager Lisa White at, 303-831-6411, or 866-578-0936 for more information.
Summit County Employment First Workshop
Wednesday, July 25 at the Summit Community & Senior Center, Frisco
More information to come!


Save the Date: August 29-30th LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENERGY ACADEMY CSU Extension’s Local Government Energy Academy workshop helps local governments take advantage of energy funding and programs that can save money and improve sustainability.
August 29-30th, 2018 Eagle County Building Eagle, Colorado For more informaƟon visit:
Economic Development Council of Colorado – Drive|Lead|Succeed Conference
October 24 – 26, 2018 at the Ridgeline Hotel in Estes Park, CO
EDCC’s Annual Drive | Lead | Succeed Conferences aim to provide the knowledge, tools, and connections that are vital to foster a growing Colorado economy.
Gather the industry’s top influencers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and answer questions that no one else can; Offer new and vital tools and solutions to pressing economic issues facing Colorado’s professional economic development community; Facilitate quality collaboration and opportunity to exchange fresh, new ideas among Colorado’s leading Economic Development professionals, business and non-profit leaders, government officials and more. This growing three-day conference, is the premier statewide event, that gathers over 200 statewide economic development stakeholders and explores the latest developments, trends, and the future of Colorado’s economic climate.
Access to Capital
Would a Loan help your Business? Contact the Northwest Loan Fund
The Northwest Loan Fund (NLF) can guide you to the right combination of funding. Contact Anita Cameron, Director of Business Lending, if you: want to expand, acquire, or start a business; are looking for favorable rates; just have questions. We are particularly interested new or growing businesses. Generally loan amounts are between $5,000 and $500,000. Rates and fees are very favorable. Contact Anita Cameron, 970-455-1059 for more information.