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Start-Up Track

Starting a business or thinking about it? Here's how we can help...

This workshop series is designed for entrepreneurs who want a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business. Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops will give you practical tips and resources to help you get off the ground. At the end of the series, you will walk away with a better understanding of where to start and a host of resources in your back pocket to help you grow. You'll also be fully prepared for consulting and our LEADING EDGE Business Planning Course.

// START-UP TRACK:

a series of workshops for businesses just getting started (or thinking about it)

Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business
This workshop will be a realistic starting point for all budding entrepreneurs. The two-hour workshop will be PACKED and FAST PACED. At the end, you will have a good feel for the level of effort and commitment it will take to make your business successful.
(2 hours)

Where's the Money?! Funding Options for Starting or Growing Your Business
Whether you are just starting your business or need more funding for an existing business, finding the money for your venture is one of the most tricky hurdles to overcome. What options are right for you? We designed this course to be an insightful overview of the various options available to you -- including traditional bank loans, microlending, SBA loans, venture capital, angel investing, grant-funding, crowd-funding, bootstrapping, etc.
(1.5 hours)

Sole Proprietorship, LLC, or Corporation? Choosing an Appropriate Business Structure
This workshop is designed to help you make an informed decision about which legal business entity is best for your business.
(1.5 hours)

Business Plan In A Day
Join us to begin the process of strategically mapping your business through a simplified business plan that you can then continue to build upon.  This workshop is for both startups and existing businesses!
(3 hours)

Visually-Based Business Planning: An Introduction to Business Model Canvas
Learn how this relatively new and more visually-based business planning methodology allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent and pivot your business model. Great for people writing business plans, strategic plans, or wanting to document/describe existing business models!
(3 hours)


 or Register for Individual Classes (filtered by topic)

(Note: each class is offered at least every other month. If you don't see one you're looking for, please call 719-667-3820 to find out the next time it will be offered.) 


// FACILITATORS:

  • Mark Bittle

    Mark Bittle

    General Business Consulting, Marketing, Strategic Planning

  • Robin Roberts

    Robin Roberts

    Financing, Financial Analysis

  • Steve Imke

    Steve Imke

    General Business Consulting

  • Tascha Yoder

    Tascha Yoder

    General Business Consulting, Health & Wellness


  • // FAQs:


    Can't make it to the next scheduled workshop? Utilize our free e-learning videos or email us to purchase the recorded session (if available).

    Want to go straight to free consulting? For those not already in business, you will be asked to take "Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business" (offered monthly), as well as one additional relevant workshop, before unlocking the free consulting resources available to you. If you are an existing business, you may register for consulting immediately.

    Want to cancel a class? Cancellations or transfers must be made at least 24 hours in advance. In respect of the speakers' and other attendees' time, please email us or call 719-667-3803 at least 24 hours in advance should you need to cancel your registration.



    // ADDITIONAL STARTUP RESOURCES:


    // FREE CONSULTING:

    As always, SBDC offers free, one-on-one, confidential consulting and mentoring through the life of your business. Register at www.pikespeaksbdc.org/consulting to schedule your next appointment(s)! 



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