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(Webinar): Start-Up Orientation

Ready to start a business in Colorado?

This comprehensive Business Startup Orientation has been designed as a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first or seventh time. This seminar will provide you with a Colorado Startup Guide, free library resources to support your business, web resources, as well as a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. Join us in person for this workshop!

During this workshop, you’ll learn about:

Marketing essentials, Business plan components, Management requirements, Business licensing requirements, Legal forms or organization. Business required taxes, Financial planning and more!

Presented by: Jesse Esparza, SBDC Business Consultant

Jesse Esparza, Business Consultant

info@eastcoloradosbdc.com
970-351-4274

(Webinar) EPIC Series: Setting Bold and Realistic Goals for your Business

FMS Bank and the East Colorado SBDC are proud to present the Monthly E.P.I.C. Series (Entrepreneurs, Professionals, & Investors Community). Each month we bring together members of the business community and a new topic to help you learn new skills or further develop your existing skillset!

Often we know that we want our business to grow. But “growth” can mean many different things. What does growth look like for you? What key factors should you focus on to measure your success?

During this workshop, you’ll learn:

How to define your goals more clearly, break them down into measurable chunks and create action plans for execution.

Presented by: Tami Morgan Parker, UNIcycle Business Consulting

Tami Morgan Parker is the owner of UNIcycle Business Consulting.  She brings 26 years of big business experience to help small businesses grow.  She teaches business owners how to dig into the numbers and facilitate change through solid management practices. She is passionate about building the community of women in Northern Colorado and around the world. 

One of her goals in life is to “make a little trouble out there on behalf of women.” (Nora Ephron)

Thanks to our partners:

info@eastcoloradosbdc.com
970-351-4274

(Webinar) Strictly Business – Align Your Employees Around Your Powerful Mission

Build your success on a focused team of amazing people!

How do you find and motivate those incredible employees who will propel your business forward?

In most companies, there are a few people who are superstars with results far above the norm – in production, design, customer service, administration, everywhere. So how do you find more of those people? And how do you encourage everyone to bring their best to work every day, with inspiration, dedication, and great teamwork?

We’ll learn from some inspiring companies which are successfully doing this by rallying the troops around their sense of common mission and purpose. Whether it’s changing the world or just supporting the local community, this powerful purpose matters. We’ll see how to translate it into attracting, building and retaining those amazing people who will work with you to bring that vision to life.

You want to make a difference. Everybody does.

Presented by

Carl Dierschow, Small Fish Business Coaching

Carl Dierschow is a professional business coach based in northern Colorado. As part of Small Fish Business Coaching, he specializes in helping owners and leaders in small businesses who are dedicated to improving society and the world.

His clients work on high-impact concerns including employee alignment and motivation, customer engagement and retention, and effective processes to result in a sustainable for-profit business or non-profit organization. But it’s usually about who you are as a leader with impact in your corner of the world.

Find out more at www.smallfish.us and follow Carl’s blog at www.valuesbased.biz.

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EPIC Series: Who Do You Trust?

FMS Bank and the East Colorado SBDC are proud to present the Monthly E.P.I.C. Series (Entrepreneurs, Professionals, & Investors Community). Each month we bring together members of the business community and a new topic to help you learn new skills or further develop your existing skillset!

Johnny Carson hosted Who Do You Trust? a game show that premiered September 1957. Over 60 years later in October 2018 Papa Roach released a hit single/video under the same title. Whether that question was posed six decades ago or today the answer is all too frequently, hardly anyone. I think most of us agree that the lack of trust in others is a serious challenge inhibiting doing business and building relationships.

If we want to work to solve this trust problem a good place to start might be with the question, why Is It so hard to trust people? A response might be if people were trustworthy, then we could trust them. I concur. That brings up another question. What does it entail to be trustworthy?

Don Overcash, a frequent speaker on this topic, will lead a discussion in this workshop looking at what it means to be trustworthy and how to intentionally develop trust.

Presented by: Don Overcash, Sandler Training – Top Line Growth, LLC.

Don began his career as a pharmacist and developed his entrepreneurial skills through ownership of a community pharmacy in Minnesota. He moved from pharmacy retail to sales and marketing positions with Searle Pharmaceuticals, and then to a Chicago-based healthcare advertising agency whose clients were major pharmaceutical and healthcare device manufacturers. While leading business development efforts at the ad agency, Don gained valuable selling experience, which led him to begin his journey with Sandler Training as a client.

By 2009, Don had served as President/Turn-Around Specialist of four companies in both the public and private sectors. He built business development teams that consistently delivered stellar results. Throughout his career, he maintained his client relationship with Sandler, attributing his success to the expertise he continually gained through its training and reinforcement. With his strong track record and nearly 35 years of business development experience in the healthcare sector, he joined Sandler Training/Topline Growth in 2009 as an authorized trainer and principal. Today he remains passionate about bringing value to organizations and helping individuals to develop and grow through Sandler Training.

He received his B.S. Pharmacy from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy and later earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Don is currently serving his community as a City Councilor. And here’s a fun fact that everyone should know: in 1979, Don conceived and co-founded a unique community event, The International Eelpout Festival—Google it!—that has continued for more than 39 years and draws thousands of visitors each winter to Walker, MN, bolstering the region’s tourism industry!

Thanks to our partners:

info@eastcoloradosbdc.com
970-351-4274

Start-Up Orientation: Erie, CO

Ready to start a business in Colorado?

This comprehensive Business Startup Orientation has been designed as a starting place for anyone who is considering jumping into business for the first or seventh time. This seminar will provide you with a Colorado Startup Guide, free library resources to support your business, web resources, as well as a general overview of things to consider when starting a business. Join us in person for this workshop!

During this workshop, you’ll learn about:

Marketing essentials, Business plan components, Management requirements, Business licensing requirements, Legal forms or organization. Business required taxes, Financial planning and more!

Presented by: Jesse Esparza, SBDC Business Consultant

Jesse Esparza, Business Consultant

info@eastcoloradosbdc.com
970-351-4274