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Small Business Planning

FREE Small Business Development Planning Seminar

This seminar will provide an overview of the components essential to a business plan using generic templates suitable for all types of businesses. The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way. The act of planning helps you to think things through thoroughly, with study and research to look at your ideas critically to prepare an effective business plan. Registration required.

Meet Our Presenter

Jesse Esparza, Business Consultant

Jesse Esparza is a certified bilingual (Spanish & English) counselor to the East Colorado, Boulder, and North Metro Small Business Development Centers, providing one-on-one services to individuals as well as group classes in business planning and startup seminars. He has counseled and provided needed services to over 800 new, potential, and existing entrepreneurs.

Startup Basics

FREE Small Business Development Planning Seminar

This comprehensive Business Startup Orientation has been designed as a starting place for anyone 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. During this workshop, you will learn about: marketing essentials, business plan components, management requirements, business licensing requirements, legal forms or organization, business required taxes, financial planning and more.

Meet Our Presenter

Jesse Esparza, Business Consultant

Jesse Esparza is a certified bilingual (Spanish & English) counselor to the East Colorado, Boulder, and North Metro Small Business Development Centers, providing one-on-one services to individuals as well as group classes in business planning and startup seminars. He has counseled and provided needed services to over 800 new, potential, and existing entrepreneurs.

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!

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