Maybe you think about how you dress every day. Maybe you care about how your car looks because it has your business logo on it. Perhaps you have a full warranty on your service or product to ensure you are perceived as a business with integrity! But have you ever thought about your online reputation? What does that picture you put on Facebook last week tell the world? What does your Linked In profile say about you reading between the lines? What does it mean to a potential customer if they can’t find you anywhere online? Answer these questions and more at our first workshop of the week!
Moderator: Mark Bittle, Connectionmark
When: May 2nd, 4pm-6pm
Where: Carter Payne
There have been many changes over the last year, both in small business policy as well as administration at the local, state and federal levels. What should you be focused on in terms of changes you need to make? Is it okay to wait and see what happens? There is a lot of information out there for small business to decipher! Let us help you figure out what is inevitable and what is questionable! Join us and our dynamic panel!
Key Note & Panel Moderator:
Tony Gagliardi, Colorado & Wyoming State Director | National Federation of Independent Business
Cost: $10 – Beverages and appetizers included!
You may think cyber attacks only happen to the other guys. The corporate giants. The banks. The hospitals. But as a small business owner, you are actually more at risk than all of them! The issue of cyber security has become a central focus of companies, big and small, across all industries. As more individuals and small businesses become increasingly dependent on our networked and interconnected infrastructure, cybercrime and cyber criminals have become much more sophisticated in their techniques for stealing identities and using them to extract funds and make fraudulent purchases. Join us for a morning of live simulations, scenarios and exercises to help you understand why you are at risk and what you can do to protect your customers and business.
After participating in our live simulations, join Jeff Beauprez, Senior Fellow of the National Cyber Exchange (NCX) for tips and tricks to secure your customers and your business. Participants will learn very practical dos and don’ts that you can apply to your organization’s security.
This is our 5 year anniversary!!! We are going back to our roots with our original Small Business Week speaker, Mr. Kevin Knebl, highlighting the importance of leading with community and connection in all of your networking interactions. We will honor our winners across five categories of awards: Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Champion of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year, and Family Owned Business of the Year. Join us for an evening celebrating small business in our region! Emceed by Steve Kaczmarek, owner of Borealis Fat Bikes.
Iceberg Wedge with Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Grape Tomatoes, and Balsamic Dressing
Dinner Options (Choose 1)
New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries and Flourless Chocolate Cake
Congratulations to the finalists for the Pikes Peak Region Small Business Awards!
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
Veteran Small Business Owner of the Year
Small Business Champion of the Year
Small Business Person of the Year