Affordable Training

East Colorado SBDC provides business training events and workshops across thirteen counties in Northeastern Colorado. New programs are always being added so make sure to check back and connect with us on social media @eastcosbdc. 

Start-Up Orientation: Hudson, CO

February 26, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Marketing Your Brand: Kersey, CO

March 2, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 pm
Free

This seminar will show you how to work to build your brand effectively, especially when resources are scarce. We will show you how to communicate your brand, how to drive the brand to your target audience and how to give your brand a lasting identity.

DIY Web Development: Firestone, CO

March 3, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

Designing your own website. Seems daunting, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Our DIY Web Development course will show you how anyone can create a beautiful website for their business.

Greeley: Harnessing Hemp – Cultivating A Business

March 6-7, 2020
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
$250

This comprehensive two-day conference will teach agricultural producers about this incredibly versatile plant and the infrastructure surrounding it. Providing the knowledge and connections they need in order to be successful and competitive in the growing hemp market.

Bringing Social Media to Your Veterinary Practice | Greeley, CO

March 9, 2020
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Free

Join the East Colorado SBDC, CuraCore Integrative Medicine & Education Center, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and FusionVine to learn how to utilize social media platforms effectively to market your practice and engage with your community.

EPIC Series: Are you running your business or is your business running you?

March 10, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
Free

Ken Schrader will be presenting an overview of the EOS® Model, a business operating system introduced to the entrepreneurial business community by Gino Wickman in the book Traction. Attendees will be given an introduction to the Six Key Components of any business that must be managed and strengthen to become a great company and the simple tools to do so.

Grow With Google – Spring into Action: Windsor, CO

March 11, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 am
Free

Start the year off on the right foot by learning how to use Google Analytics to gain insights into how consumers engage with businesses online.

DIY Web Development: Erie, CO

March 10, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

Designing your own website. Seems daunting, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Our DIY Web Development course will show you how anyone can create a beautiful website for their business.

Windsor: Strictly Business – Quit Selling!

March 18, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Free

Unfortunately, most salespeople will never understand the concept. They have been taught that to win more deals, they simply must better educate the customer, be more persuasive, and push for the close. They live by the adage of close more, close harder. Sadly, they are simply working on the wrong side of the issue.

Start-Up Orientation: Firestone, CO

April 7, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

EPIC Series: Setting Bold & Realistic Goals for your Business

April 14, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
Free

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?

Step-by-Step Business Planning: Erie, CO

April 14, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Windsor: Strictly Business – Align Your Employees Around Your Powerful Mission

April 15, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Free

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?

Networking 101 Luncheon – Frederick, CO

April 16, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00pm
$12

Networking is not a mere exchange of business cards at a cocktail party nor is it bragging about yourself or begging for help from people you barely know. Networking is building relationships on the basis of trust that involves a give and take. This workshop is designed to help you learn about and brush up on your networking skills to help you grow and promote yourself and your business!

Hudson: Marketing Your Brand

April 29, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

This seminar will show you how to work to build your brand effectively, especially when resources are scarce. We will show you how to communicate your brand, how to drive the brand to your target audience and how to give your brand a lasting identity.

Firestone: Marketing Your Brand

May 5, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

This seminar will show you how to work to build your brand effectively, especially when resources are scarce. We will show you how to communicate your brand, how to drive the brand to your target audience and how to give your brand a lasting identity.

Grow With Google – National Small Business Week Livestream

May 6, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 am
Free

Celebrate National Small Business Week by helping businesses in your local communities learn about, SEO best practices, how to set up a free YouTube business channel and getting found online with Google My Business.

EPIC Series: Who Do You Trust?

May 12, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
Free

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.

Start-Up Orientation: Erie, CO

May 12, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

DIY Web Development: Erie, CO

June 9, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

Designing your own website. Seems daunting, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Our DIY Web Development course will show you how anyone can create a beautiful website for their business.

Strictly Business – Google-Proofing Your Business: Windsor, CO

June 17, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for this free Strictly Business workshop at the Windsor Clearview Library where Brian Kato will share some insights, information and tools to help you improve the online presence of your local business.

DIY Web Development: Hudson, CO

June 24, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

Designing your own website. Seems daunting, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Our DIY Web Development course will show you how anyone can create a beautiful website for their business.

Start-Up Orientation: Firestone, CO

July 7, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

EPIC Series: Get Out of Your Own Way

August 11, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
Free

Limiting beliefs are the secret rules we accept that can hold us back from the goals and success we desire. They are often buried so deep that we don’t immediately understand how they affect us. If you sense that you could be achieving more in your business and personal life but aren’t sure how to get there, this workshop is for you!

EPIC Series: Self-Care for the Self-Employed

July 14, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
Free

Entrepreneurs tend to be very busy people – and the busier we are, the more we neglect our own self-care. Many of us know that caring for ourselves is important – but how do we, as business owners, find the time? What does it even look like, anyway? And how do we even know what we really need? Join us for real talk about real business and the many different shapes self-care can take for the self-employed.

Grow With Google – Digital Skills Summer School: Windsor, CO

July 22, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 am
Free

Join us for our annual Digital Skills Summer School to learn about how digital tools can help you get organized, increase your productivity, and manage time more efficiently.

Erie: Marketing Your Brand

July 28, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

This seminar will show you how to work to build your brand effectively, especially when resources are scarce. We will show you how to communicate your brand, how to drive the brand to your target audience and how to give your brand a lasting identity.

DIY Web Development: Erie, CO

August 11, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

Designing your own website. Seems daunting, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Our DIY Web Development course will show you how anyone can create a beautiful website for their business.

Strictly Business -Digital Marketing on a Dime: Windsor, CO

August 19, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for this free Strictly Business workshop at the Windsor Clearview Library where Chelsie Beller will discuss where your target audience is “hanging out” online, free and low-cost tools to create content for your online marketing, how to find and use data to market smarter, and where your limited marketing dollars are best spent.

Start-Up Orientation: Hudson, CO

August 24, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Step-by-Step Business Planning: Firestone, CO

August 25, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Start-Up Orientation: Erie, CO

September 8, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Strictly Business – Getting Started With Videography For Your Business: Windsor, CO

September 16, 2020
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Free

Join us for this free Strictly Business workshop at the Windsor Clearview Library where Brian McKinnon will teach you basic concepts about recording video. It will cover everything from the equipment that you need to get started on a low cost budget, to the video software you can use to make videos that make an impact with your customers.

Step-by-Step Business Planning: Hudson, CO

September 28, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Start-Up Orientation: Firestone, CO

October 6, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

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.

Grow With Google – Annual Holiday Livestream: Windsor, CO

October 14, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 am
Free

Kick start your customers’ holiday shopping season by marketing your business. We’ll discuss how to get in front of your customers and showcase what you offer using Google My Business, Google Ads, and more.

DIY Web Development: Firestone, CO

November 10, 2020
6:00 – 7:45 pm
Free

Designing your own website. Seems daunting, doesn’t it? Well, fear not. Our DIY Web Development course will show you how anyone can create a beautiful website for their business.