Shore Up Your Small Business presented by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship is the fifth and final workshop in our multi-year series that focuses on building, growing and sustaining successful small businesses in the Vail Valley. Taught by Erick Mueller & Cynthia Banks, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business, this interactive short course will focus on the core elements that are critical to resiliency in every successful business venture, regardless of stage, to help you strengthen and reinforce your strategy.

Topics will include:
– Marketing: Amp up your creativity and digital tactics to gain customers.
– Numbers: How to squeeze the most efficiency and effectiveness out of your financial and funding story.
– Technology: Stay ahead of the curve in leveraging tech solutions for common problems and efficiencies.
– Plus many more!

Benefits:
– Continue to grow your entrepreneurial toolkit
– Leave motivated toward supporting and cultivating your entrepreneurial bug
– Receive a University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Certificate of Completion

Who should attend?
– Aspiring entrepreneurs
– Existing small business owners interested in building and growing their business
– Local leaders wanting to support entrepreneurial growth

Registration
Includes all course materials, light appetizers on 10/8, breakfast and lunch on 10/9
Early Bird Pricing $79 (thru 9/24); Regular Pricing $99

Dates & Times
Friday, October 8 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 9 – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location
Grand View Room-Vail, Colorado

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE-Email Lauren@NorthwestSBDC.org for details on how to apply

Demystifying Entrepreneurship Yampa Valley will take place October 22 & 23. Presented by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship this year’s workshop will take place IN-PERSON in downtown Hayden, Colorado! This year’s event is the kickoff for our multi-year workshop series that will focus on building, growing and sustaining successful small businesses in the Yampa Valley.

  • Develop an understanding for what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Understand the process to create a value proposition
  • Determine ways to be different and establish a competitive advantage
  • How to get your first ten customers
  • Grasp entrepreneurial economics and fundraising
  • Grow your entrepreneurial toolkit
  • Receive a University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Certificate of Completion

Registration
Includes all course materials, light appetizers on 10/22, breakfast and lunch on 10/23
Early Bird Pricing $55 (thru 10/1); Regular Pricing $75

Dates & Times
Friday, October 22 – 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 23 – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location
Downtown Hayden, Colorado

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE-Email Lauren@NorthwestSBDC.org for details on how to apply.

Grow with Google provides digital, no-cost training courses and resources that will help your small business to adapt and grow. These trainings are taught by Pamela Starr, a leading authority on building customer loyalty and professional speaker for Grow with Google. Join us for a few or all of the trainings to strengthen and grow your presence on Google. Click the dropdown menus below for more information and links to register. 
10:30 – 11:30am
Learn how to set up and start to use Google Ads to help you reach more customers and grow your business.
  • Use Google Ads to help achieve your goals
  • Set up your first Smart Campaign and write great ad text 
  • Measure the success of your ads

REGISTER HERE

10:00 – 11:00am
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. 
  • Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile

REGISTER HERE

10:00 – 11:00am
Learn how to set up and start to use Google Analytics to understand how people engage with your website.  
  • Set goals for your website
  • Set up Google Analytics and connect it to your website
  • Understand what types of reports are available in Google Analytics

REGISTER HERE

10:00 – 11:00am
Join us and learn how to tap into the power of YouTube. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.
 
  • Understanding different video formats
  • How to setup a YouTube channel
  • Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results

REGISTER HERE

 

Join us each month to learn new tips and tricks for your small business. No cost to attend.

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