Join us for a day of professional development and networking with your peers. The day will feature a variety of speakers and end with a networking reception. Make sure to stick around for the next day, National SBDC Day, where we will have client exhibitors showcasing their products and services at the Capitol and an evening reception to celebrate their success.
9:30AM-11AM Breakout Sessions #1
- CenterIC Training
Learn all you need to know as a consultant in the Colorado SBDC’s CRM system, CenterIC.
- Small Business Financing with Colorado Lending Source
As a mission-driven, non-profit lender, Colorado Lending Source is committed to fostering the economic growth of diverse small businesses within our communities. During this discussion, you will have the opportunity to learn more about their lending options.
- Employee Ownership
1PM-2:30PM Breakout Sessions #2
- Best Practice-Initial Meeting with Clients
Join us for an interactive workshop focused on the critical touch points-the before, beginning, middle, wrap up and follow-up-you need to prepare for as you plan your initial meeting. Discover your why, explore the differences between coaching/advising/informing, recognize the power of 3, and more!
- Financial Resources Panel
In this two part session, you will hear from Commercial Loan Office, Junstin Vause, with Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, as well as three SBDC Directors on different funding options for your clients. From credit enhancements to tax exempt bonds, come learn about all of the economic development tools CHFA has to offer. Are you working with entrepreneurs who are looking for money to launch their big idea or a small business that needs a cash infusion? The good news is there are a variety of funding options available. The bad news is a lot of misleading information about funding choices. Join three SBDC center Directors for this informative and interactive panel discussion on funding, learn the pros and cons of each option, and help your clients discover the best solution to reach their goals.
- Is Setting the Wrong Goals Keeping Your Clients Stuck?
In this class we’ll indentify six different sources of difficulty for business owners, and we’ll see how those six areas demand different types of goals to be set for business owners to launch themselves to their next level of success.
- SBDC Specialty Programs-Connect2Dot, TechSource
Learn all you need to know about the SBDC specialty programs. Hear from the Program Managers from Connect2Dot, TechSource-Commercialization, Minority Business Office, and Cyber CYA.
Lunch and networking reception