Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

Showing up when customers are searching online is more important than ever. Ensure customers can find accurate, updated information about your local business on Google Search and Google Maps, no matter which device they use. In this workshop, you will learn how to create and manage a Google Business Profile from start to finish.

In this session we’ll show you how to:

  • Create or claim your Google Business Profile
  • Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use your Business Profile to connect with potential customers

Meet Our Presenter

Pamela Starr is a leading authority on building customer loyalty and a professional speaker for Grow with Google.  A sought-after keynote speaker, Pamela helps people achieve more measurable and profitable results from their digital and offline communication programs.  For all her presentation attendees, she delivers real-world tools and strategies that drive stellar results.

You can connect with Pamela on her website:  www.PamelaStarrOnline.com or through Twitter:  @PamelaStarrFL.

Grow with Google Series

East Colorado SBDC is a Grow with Google Partner, bringing you the knowledge you need to grow your small business with Google products.

Mastering Your Business Essentials for Child Care Centers

Develop Successful Business Habits

Oct 11 – Nov 1 | Tuessday Evenings 5:30 – 9:15 pm | Online

Operating a Child Care Center can be a challenge but it doesn’t need to be overwhelming. The key is to focus on the decisions that make the greatest impact on your business. Join this course to learn strategies to successfully manage the operations, finances, and marketing of your business. Topics include:

  • Core elements of a successful business model
  • Financial best practices for long-term fiscal success
  • Managing employees and new employment laws
  • Using marketing as an effective communication tool
  • How to prepare for the unexpected
  • Regulation and licensing updates

Earn Professional Development Credits - 12 Hrs
Child care providers can earn 12 professional development hours through the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) by attending all training sessions. Please note, a recorded option and follow-up with the trainer is available if you have to miss a live class.
What to Expect
  • Four online class sessions, including interactive group work, guest speakers, and discussions with subject matter experts
  • Assistance identify practical steps to start using new skills through confidential one-on-one consulting with certified SBDC consultants  
  • Continuous feedback on your business plan and strategy during the course
Sept 15

Discover the 9 core elements that make a successful business model. Learn about the current licensing and regulations requirements.

Sept 22

Learn about the latest labor law changes and strategies for employee recruitment. Discover how to use marketing as an effective communication tool.

Sept 29

Learn about industry resources and grants. Create a strong business foundation through legal and bookkeeping best practices. Learn how to maximize your income and minimize your cost to improve cash flow. 

Oct 6

Discover how to prepare your business for unexpected occurrences. Enjoy a frank discussion about parent relationships with our experienced provider panel.

Important Dates

Registration Opens:
Monday, Aug 29, 2022

Registration Closes:
Tuesday, Oct 11 at 12:00 pm


Standard Course Fee:

*No fee thanks to a grant from Colorado Dept of Early Childhood 

Meet the Instructors
Laurie Jones
Jesse Esparza
Jenn Negley
Michelle Sharp
ECCLPS Executive Director
And Guest Industry Presenters...
“Our business has benefited immensely
from accessing the professional staff
and SBDC programs and resources.”
Questions? Email Info@EastColoradoSBDC.com

The project described is supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0054-01-00, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Increase Your Holiday Sales with Google Tools Livestream

Join our Livestream Watch Party

Learn quick ways to promote your products online using Google tools as consumers shop during the holiday season. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile. We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google. This workshop is most beneficial to small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to drive holiday sales.

Join East CO SBDC for this Grow with Google Livestream Watch Party. Optional 15 min group chat will follow, allowing you to discuss what you learned with other local small businesses.

Grow with Google Series

East Colorado SBDC is a Grow with Google Partner, bringing you the knowledge you need to grow your small business with Google products.

How to Start a Small Business

Ready to be your own boss?

 Join us as we deep dive into what it takes to start your own business in Colorado in this FREE webinar. During this presentation, we will discuss:

  • How to Research Your Market
  • Common Business Legal Structures: Basic Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Federal, State and Local Legal obligations: FEIN, Secretary of State Registration, Licenses, Permits and Sales Tax
  • Steps to Securing Your Business: General Liability Insurance, Trademarks, Copyrights and Patents
  • Basic Business Financial Planning and Bookkeeping
  • What is a Business Plan and Why is it Important

How does East CO Small Business Development Center Help Small Businesses?

At the East Colorado Small Business Development Center we like to say that we are dream-focused and business-minded. We offer business consulting and training that maximizes the economic potential of entrepreneurs within East Colorado. Together, our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. We provide no-cost guidance and counseling in all aspects of funding and developing a business. While we cannot eliminate risk, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations. Let us help maximize your business potential!

Cómo Iniciar un Pequeño Negocio – Duplicate

¿Listo para comenzar tu propio negocio?

Únete a nosotros para un seminario web completamente GRATIS en el que hablaremos sobre pasos que debes seguir para iniciar un negocio.


  • ¿Qué es un plan de negocios y por qué es
  • Opciones para financiar tu negocio
  • Estructuras comerciales legales
  • Obligaciones legales Federales, Estatales y Locales
  • Pasos para proteger tu negocio
  • Contabilidad empresarial básica
  • Responsabilidades como Empleador

Webinars realizados el tercer miércoles de cada mes

Conozca a la Presentadora

Jeisy Castillo, Consultora Independiente de Negocios para el Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas del Este de Colorado, 

Nacida en México, criada en Greeley Colorado asistió al Instituto de Carreras Médicas y Empresariales donde obtuvo sus títulos de Asociado en Administración General de Empresas y Administración General de Oficina Legales. Su experiencia comenzó con la administración de una oficina de alquiler de autos en Greeley, hasta llegar ser gerente y contable de cuatro empresas de construcción, y después trabajar para diversos corporativos en Colorado y en la Florida. 

Actualmente es propietaria de Probook Consulting, LLC y se concentra principalmente en estar presente para su familia mientras ayuda a quienes la rodean a hacer realidad el sueño de tener su propio negocio.

Si tienes preguntas, contacta a Jeisy Castillo al 970-616- 0154 o envia un coreo a Jeisy@East ColoradoSBDC.com