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FAMLI & POWR Legislation

Employers are now expected to follow the new Colorado legislation that relates to family leave and workplace harassment situations.  This 45-minute webinar will cover the basics of each of these new laws and clarify some of the guidelines and implementation requirements for employers.  We know most employers are in favor of building a great workplace environment.  And while these new laws are designed to support employees with added benefits while they work, there are some important logistical and implementation issues employers need to understand.  This webinar is intended to help with those implementation issues.  Attendees will walk away from this webinar with:

  • A better understanding of the laws
  • Clarification on how to implement guidelines for their organizations
  • Additional resources (links and articles) to take with them ensure they understand the laws

Meet Our Presenter

Milan LarsonAssociate Professor of Management, Milan Larson joined the Monfort College of Business as an Assistant Professor in Management in 2005, with an emphasis to teach in Human Resource Management. In 2011 he received promotion and tenure as an Associate Professor of Management and was asked to become the department chairperson.  He has been teaching at the university-level for over 15 years at other institutions, including Colorado State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter Minnesota. He earned his undergraduate degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN; MBA from the Executive Programs at University of Colorado; and PhD from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

How to Start a Small Business – Rocky Ford

Ready to be your own boss?

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

  • Marketing Research
  • Federal, State and Local Business Licensing
  • Financial Considerations
  • Funding Sources
  • Creating a Team
  • Effective Business Planning

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

At the East Colorado Small Business Development Center, our mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. We provide no-cost consulting and offer affordable training. 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!

Meet our Presenter

Maryori Guzman– Maryori “MJ” Guzman was born in Honduras but was raised in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Lee College in 2017, she was recruited by a non-profit organization where she began her career as a College and Career Advisor for youth, helping them graduate and find pathways to higher education. Since moving to Colorado in 2018, she has remained in the non-profit sector. She has worked as a family advocate, community organizer, and academic coach. She has taken on several civic engagement projects in an effort to help community members raise their voices to create positive changes. MJ joined the SBDC in the summer of 2023. With her bilingual skills and array of experience, she hopes to be a part of an economic development network, supporting the residents of rural Colorado by helping them realize their entrepreneurial dreams. MJ, along with her husband, is a business owner and entrepreneur, establishing a retail store for first responders in Rocky Ford, CO. MJ is passionate about helping others help themselves and believes in the power of education—no matter what those opportunities may be.

Mastering Your Business Essentials for Child Care Homes

Develop Successful Business Habits

March 4- 25 | Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Online

Are you struggling to manage your Child Care Home? Do you feel overwhelmed by the numerous decisions you have to make every day? Don’t worry! You can take charge of your business and turn it into a thriving success with the right strategies.

Join our comprehensive course to learn the essential skills and techniques that will help you effectively manage the operations, finances, and marketing of your home-based business. You’ll discover the core elements of a successful business model, the best financial practices for long-term fiscal success, and how to use marketing as a powerful communication tool to reach parents.

You’ll also learn how to prepare for unexpected challenges and stay up-to-date with the latest regulation and licensing updates. With our expert guidance, you’ll gain the confidence to take your home based childcare center to the next level and achieve your business goals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build a thriving home-based business!

Earn Professional Development Credits
Child care providers can earn 8 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
Curriculum
March 4

The first week of the course starts with introductions and welcome messages, followed by a presentation from a licensing specialist who discusses licensing processes, updates, and top violations. Afterward, attendees explore the nine core elements of a successful business model and get to work on a Business Model Canvas.

March 11

In the second week, attendees learn how to establish expectations using the Child Care Agreement between provider and parent to establish boundaries and expectations.  They then will discover the foundational steps to establishing a business, including financial practices.

March 18

The third week starts with a presentation on financial programs, discussing industry financial resources available. The Iron Triangle framework is introduced to help child care providers improve cash flow. Finally, business continuity and recovery practices are presented, exploring how to build a resilient business.

March 25

The fourth week starts with a presentation on marketing communication, focusing on customer relationships and marketing channels. Attendees then participate in a collaborative problem-solving session called Lean Coffee, led by the East CO SBDC Team and an experienced provider.

Important Dates

Registration Opens:
Monday, January 29th

Registration Closes:
Monday, March 4th at 12:00 pm

Investment

Standard Course Fee:
$100*

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

Meet the Instructors
Laurie Jones
East CO SBDC
Jesse Esparza
East CO SBDC
Lisa Hudson
East CO SBDC
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.

Mastering Your Financials for Child Care Providers

Develop Successful Financial Habits

Apr. 8th – 22nd | Monday Evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Online

Join East CO SBDC for a 3 week class that will help you broaden your financial knowledge and get your books in order. In this class, you will learn how to understand and use financial documents and tools to plan for the future success of your child care business.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to financial concepts
  • How to connect your business plan to your financials
  • How to create an effective budget and financial forecast
  • An overview of Industry funding sources
  • How to start planning for retirement

This course is beginner friendly and available for family child care homes and child care centers. If you have attended a past Mastering Your Business Essentials course, this class will build a deeper understanding of the financial concepts discussed in that training. Sign up to explore how to build a strong financial foundation for your small business.

What to Expect
  • Three 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
 
Important Dates

Registration Opens:
Thursday, January 25, 2024

Registration Closes:
Monday, April 8, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Investment

Standard Course Fee:
$100*

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

“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.

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