When

October 3, 2019

Location

The Ranch Events Complex
5289 Arena Circle
Loveland, CO 80538

Cost

$75/Attendee
$350/Exhibitor

Both tickets include breakfast, lunch, and 2 drink tickets for the networking reception. Breakfast burritos and fruit will be served for breakfast. A salad bar with different topping options along with soup will be served for lunch. If you cannot have any of the menu listings, please plan to bring your own food.

Scholarship Opportunities

-For Businesses in the tourism industry, apply for a scholarship here -For all other businesses in need of a scholarship, scholarship here (limited available)

Join the Colorado Small Business Development Center for a day of breakout sessions, keynote speakers, networking, one-on-one consulting, and more! Network with your peers and learn from the experts at #nocowomen2019.

7:30AM-8AM Registration

8AM-9AM Opening Remarks from Betsy Markey-Executive Director of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

9AM-9:50AM Breakout Sessions #1 

  • System that’s Easy, Affordable, and Works: Melissa Kellogg Lueck
    Whether you’re just starting out and need a plan to market your business; or you’re a seasoned business woman that would like to up-level and modernize your marketing, this session is for you! 
  • Define the Line- Creating Change to Help Prevent Workplace Harassment: Tina Todd
    Join Define the Line Co-Founder, Tina Todd, during this interactive presentation to learn more about how we each can spark real change in our organizations by speaking up when someone makes us feel uncomfortable.
  • Are Certifications a Real Opportunity for Me? Creating Revenue Opportunities Within an Alternative Market for My Business: Rosy McDonough

    During this session, you will learn about how to determine which government entities you can work with: federal, state, local, corporations? Tips to follow to successfully work with government entities. Unique techniques to win government contracts and hear an incredible success story from Istonish founder and President, Annette Quintana.

  •  Lenders Panel 
    Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare? Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you’ll need to take to your official meeting.

10AM-10:50AM  Breakout Sessions #2 
  • Reach Customers Online with Google: Pamela Starr
    Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. 
  • Work Less to Earn More! Productivity Tools to Decrease your Stress and Increase your Income: Chrysta Bairre
    Are you running your business or is your business running you? Get control of your work-life balance and boost your business success with a few simple and east-to-implement productivity tools! 
  • Options for Employee Ownership: Amy Beres
    Need a succession plan for your business? Curious about employee ownership as a business model? Employee ownership can provide business owners a viable way to preserve their legacy, increase business productivity and stability, create an exit plan, and keep business rooted in the local community, all through selling your business to your employees. 
  • Lenders Panel
    Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
    Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you’ll need to take to your official meeting.
11AM-11:50AM  Breakout Sessions #3 
  • Instagram for Small Business-Take it to the Next Level: Amy Alcorn 
    Instagram is constantly changing and its features are always on the move-this powerful platform has more than 1 billion world-wide users and chances are, some of the very customers you want to reach are on this platform. 
  •  Owning Your Leadership: Colleen Stanevich
    This session will offer an honest look at our own patterns as women, and identify important strategies and concrete actions that women can take so they can fully step into their leadership and nurture confidence and promote leadership development for other women. 
  • Client Panel
    Running a small business is challenging. Getting money to run that business can be even more challenging. Join local women business owners as they share their experiences in obtaining financing.
    Amiee Houton, Aunt Helen’s Coffee
    Heather Bean, Syntax Spirits
  •  Lenders Panel
    Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
    Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you’ll need to take to your official meeting.

12PM-1:30PM Keynote Speaker
Beryl Stafford-Owner, Bobo Oat Bars 

When Beryl Stafford sat down with her daughter ‘Bobo’ on a rainy afternoon in spring 2003, she had no idea that the oat bar recipe they were making was about to change her future. Founded in Boulder, CO Bobo’s began as a mother-daughter baking tradition with a mission to bake healthier, more nutritious snacks. The homemade oat bars quickly became a local Boulder favorite and the lineup of nourishing bars and bites can now be found in over 7,000 grocery stores nationwide. Beryl’s goal is to ‘feed you like we feed our family, with hand-baked products that bring you home’ for everyone who craves delicious homemade food. While Beryl’s dedication to Bobo’s keeps her busy, she still finds time to play tennis and ride her road bike around beautiful Colorado. Owning and running a successful health food company in Boulder is a dream come true, and she is constantly looking for ways to take Bobo’s into the future.


1:30PM-2:30PM
Visit Exhibitors 

2:30PM-3:30PM Breakout Sessions #4

  • How to Recognize and Motivate Sales Talent: Kristi Cannon
    Probably the biggest unknown of starting a business is what level of demand you can generate for your product or service. Kristi has decades of experience with recognizing and motivate sales talent. 
  • Cybersecurity for Small Business: Al Harris
    Cybercriminals are targeting small businesses because they lack the resources of enterprise companies. This session will give practical tips and advice which they can use to protect themselves against cyberattacks. 
  • Engaging Your Financial Statements: Practical Advice for Business Owners-Debbi Allison and Jeanne Bolz
    Do your financial statements have impostor syndrome? Know when to trust them, and how to use them. Understand what your financial statements are saying in order to make better business decisions. 
  • Lenders Panel
    Seeking funding for you business? Not sure what questions to ask or how best to prepare?
    Stop in during speed lending and meet with lenders in Northern Colorado. Share about your business dreams and needs. Learn directly from several bankers and lending partners about what documents you’ll need to take to your official meeting.
3:30PM-6PM Networking Reception 
 

Registered Exhibitors: 

  • The Magic of Somatic Money
  • Xcel Energy
  • Beyond Blue Media 
  • Merrill Lynch 
  • Minority Business Office
  • Small Business Administration 
  • Colorado Housing and Finance Authority
  • LoCo Think Tank
  • Academy of Natural Therapy
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 212 Degree Coaching
  • Karen Joy Fritz
  • Colorado PTAC
  • SBDC TechSource
  • Bank of Colorado
  • Colorado Enterprise Fund

Attendee Registration

$ 75
  • Training sessions and one-on-one consulting
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception
  • Keynote speaker

Exhibitor Registration

$ 350
  • One (1) 6' exhibitor booth with two chairs
  • Company name in event program
  • One (1) admission to the event (see attendee benefits)

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