COLORADO LEADING EDGE PROGRAM Leading Edge is Colorado SBDC Network’s flagship strategic planning series which delivers comprehensive training to small businesses by providing entrepreneurs with a better understanding of operating a small business. The certified program has courses geared to help new and existing businesses in the areas of finance, marketing, management and more. The Southern Colorado SBDC Leading Edge course is held twice a year in the spring and fall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for schedule details.
VETERAN’S PROGRAM SBDC provides consulting, workshops, and an annual Veteran’s Conference specializing in sales, marketing, government contracting, certifications and financials. Email SBDC at email@example.com if you would like more information or to schedule an appointment.
ECONOMIC GARDENING The Colorado SBDC Network has received funding to support economic gardening initiatives statewide through the recent passing of HB 1002. The Southern CO SBDC is one of several SBDC locations statewide that was Economic Gardening certified through the Edward Lowe Foundation in Sept. 2013. Selected “2nd stage” companies will have the opportunity to participate in initial program initiatives. Contact SBDC@pueblocc.edu or visit www.coloradosbdc.org to learn more about program opportunities.
CONNECT2DOT Connect2Dot is a new program formed as a result of an innovative partnership between the Colorado SBDC Network and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The program is designed to help small businesses in the transportation industry become more competitive and successful in bidding and contracting with CDOT and other local transportation agencies. In addition to one-on-one consulting and business training, Connect2Dot provides online resources and events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org consulting assistance or visit www.coloradosbdc.orgfor training and event opportunities.
EXPORT/ IMPORT PROGRAM Export & Import consulting and resources assistance is offered through the CO SBDC Network to offer guidance and readiness assessment in areas of strategic planning, market research and finance. The Southern Colorado SBDC is one of several SBDC locations statewide that received Export Certification in 2013. Email SBDC at email@example.com you would like more information or to schedule an appointment.
CONNECT FOR HEALTH COLORADO The Colorado SBDC Network has been chosen to be an assistance site for Connect for Health Colorado. Certified health coverage guides (consultants) are available through the SBDC to meet with small business owners one-on-one for no cost assistance to help navigate the new marketplace. Email SBDC at firstname.lastname@example.org you would like more information or to schedule an appointment.
HEALTH LINKS The Colorado SBDC Network has partnered with Health Links to provide small business assistance in creating a work environment that promotes safety, physical activity, healthy habits and overall well-being for employees through work-site certification and seed money. The Health Links Health Business Certification is a program that recognizes small businesses for meeting or exceeding worker health and safety standards. Certified business will receive community, industry, and media recognition, a promotional package including certificate, stickers, logos and icons; recognition on the Health Links and SBDC websites; discounts from sponsors, vendors and more. Small businesses with less than 250 employees should visit http://www.coloradosbdc.org/consulting/wellness for information and to apply on for the certification program. For small businesses that are just getting started, there is a Kick-Start program that awards seed funding and provides free one-on-one consulting by SBDC consultants for businesses successfully building work-site wellness and safety programs.