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Danise Cardona | Program Coordinator | 


SBA Cyber Summit 2023
October 4, 11, 18, 25
10:00am – 3:00pm
This second annual cybersecurity forum facilitated by the Small Business Administration will help introduce American small businesses to tools, tips, and resources to bolster their cybersecurity infrastructure and explore new trends and challenges entrepreneurs are increasingly facing. Comprised of digestible and compact segments, attendees will have the opportunity to network and access practical tips, problem-solving strategies, industry trends, threat avoidance, and small business testimonials to learn how to help small business owners defend themselves against cyber-attacks.

Let’s Talk: Family-Owned Businesses
October 11
Family-owned businesses are unique in that they present many challenges other businesses don’t face. In addition, there are often complicated emotions and relationships intertwined with day-to-day operations. That’s not bad! It just means that family-owned businesses need special care and attention. Learn about conflict resolution, tax planning, succession planning, employing non-family members, or any other questions you have. This LIVE webinar serves to create an open forum of Q&A, with interactive conversation among participants and our SBDC Staff and consultants – it will not be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Cybersecurity Summit for Small Businesses
October 16
8:00am – 5:00pm
Registration $30
Aurora, CO
The Peak Cyber Symposium & Cybersecurity Summit for Small Businesses is designed to further educate entrepreneurs by providing a platform to explore some of today’s most pressing cybersecurity threats, remediation strategies, and best practices. This event is facilitated by the Aurora-South Metro SBDC and located in Aurora, Colorado.

StartUp to ScaleUp Yampa Valley
October 20 & 21
Early Bird Pricing $55
Craig, CO
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StartUp to ScaleUp presented by the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on growing small businesses and organizations. Taught by Erick Mueller and Visda Carson, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors, this two-day, in-person short course in Craig, CO, is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations; specifically those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next”.

Mastering Your Financials for Childcare Providers
Wednesdays, October 25 – November 7
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Join Colorado SBDC for a 3-week class to understand and use financial documents and tools to plan for the future success of a child card business. Topics covered include an introduction to financial concepts, connecting a business plan with financials, creating an effective budget and financial forecast, and an overview of Industry funding sources. This course is beginner friendly and available for family child care homes and child care centers.

Upcoming Spanish Language Webinars Visda Cardona

Other Items

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Deferral Period Ending
The 30-month payment deferment period for the earliest SBA pandemic EIDLs is rapidly approaching. Businesses that have not already begun making payments should review their account to determine the upcoming first payment date.

Small Business Legal Assistance
The Small Business Legal Assistance program matches small business owners with attorneys for a no-cost, hour-long consultation. This program is not available to parties entering or in active litigation. Volunteer attorneys are available to address common legal issues, such as bankruptcy, contracts, employment, government benefits, and real estate. To determine eligibility for this program, register at and briefly describe your situation.

Hwy 133 Low-Interest Disaster Loans
The SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by the Colorado Highway 133 sinkhole and road closure that occurred May 2 – June 19, 2023. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Hinsdale, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Saguache counties in Colorado. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Eligibility is based on the financial impact of the disaster only and not on any actual property damage.


Let’s Talk: Common Myths About Business Funding & Finances
November 15
It’s often hard to distinguish fact from fiction when it comes to strategies around business finances and funding. In this “Let’s Talk” session, we’ll touch upon common myths around getting funding, debt, financial statements, taxes, or your other concerns and questions. This LIVE webinar serves to create an open forum of Q&A, with interactive conversation among participants and our SBDC Staff and consultants – it will not be recorded for on-demand viewing.

Upcoming Spanish Language Webinars

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