LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning


April 4, 2024
Kickoff meeting


8 Weeks
April 4 - May 23


On-demand courses
with live discussions on Thursdays at noon





Email danise@northwestsbdc.org to get on a notification list for our next session!


The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network’s flagship strategic planning series, LEADING EDGE™, delivers comprehensive training to small businesses by providing entrepreneurs with access to expert consultants, educational framework, and peer engagement. It’s geared to help both start-up and existing businesses throughout the state in the areas of finance, marketing, human resources, and more.

Through this 8-week series – with expert help all along the way – you can test the feasibility of your startup or growth strategy, solidify your business model, and build a road map in LivePlan (a $160 value). You’ll finish the series with an actionable, strategic business plan to access potential financing or to use as a blueprint to guide your business.

This course is designed to help rural business owners navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of doing business across the Western Slope of Colorado.

* Financial assistance and scholarships are available; contact Danise Cardona, Program Coordinator, danise@northwestsbdc.org

10 On-Demand Videos
4 Months of Live Plan free
8 interactive forums
1-on-1 consulting

Topics of study:

  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Marketing & Branding: It’s Not Just Social Media
  • How to Conduct Industry Analysis & Market Research
  • Operational Efficiency: Key Processes & Procedures
  • Human Resources: What You Need to Know
  • The Importance of Your Pricing Strategy
  • Creating Financial Projections
  • Understand Financial Ratios
  • What Are Your Funding Options?
  • Your Table of Advisors: Find Your Trusted Experts


Danise Cardona, Program Coordinator

Contact Danise with questions about the event, whether this course is the right fit for your business, scholarships, and media.

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