Join Rural Small Businesses from Across the Plains

Colorado’s rural entrepreneurs are building some of the most exciting business opportunities in the state. Join small businesses from across the Eastern Plains as they come together to hone their business skills, discover new business practices, and connect with peers and topic matter experts. The East Colorado SBDC brings you a day full of inspiration, education, and networking as you look forward to charting the future of your business. Join us in Fort Morgan on April 17th or in Trinidad on April 18th

Chromebook Giveaway

One lucky attendee will receive a Chromebook at each event!

One Great Event, Two Locations
April 17th
Fort Morgan, CO

 The Block

19592 E 8th Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701

April 18th
Trinidad, CO

The Commons @ Space to Create

218 W. Main St. Trinidad, CO 81082

Select Your Location
Fort Morgan, CO
$ 65
  • Early Bird Pricing Until March 11th
Trinidad, CO
$ 65
  • Early Bird Pricing Until March 11th

Price Increases March 12th to $75

Questions? Email Info@EastColoradoSBDC.com

Summit Agenda


Check-In Begins & Coffee, Fruit, Granola Bars

9:00 am

Summit Welcome

Lisa Hudson, East CO SBDC Executive Director

10:15 am

Breakout Session

Social Media Master Class Social media is an effective tool that can be used by businesses for marketing purposes. It allows you to organically connect one-on-one with clients, earn their trust, and gain new customers. But are you using these tools consistently and effectively to grow your brand? Presented by: Brian Kato – Fusion Vine

How to hold Others Accountable with a Win-Win Approach Presented by: Milan Larson

11:15 am

Exhibitor Visit

11:35 am

Breakout Session

Get Focused! Take a 360° Perspective On Your Business This session gives you a snapshot of how to use GrowthWheel’s 360° Screening Tool to evaluate the health of your business. You will learn how to identify the most important elements of your business right now and create an action plan to keep your business moving forward.  Presented by: Fort Morgan – Laurie Jones, East CO SBDC | Trinidad, CO – Maryori Guzman, East CO SBDC

Unlocking the Power of Automation: Turbocharge Your Social Media Content In this class, you’ll learn how to harness the power of automation to streamline your social media content creation process. Discover time-saving tools and techniques to create engaging and consistent content that will captivate your audience and drive results. Presented by: Brian Kato – Fusion Vine

12:35 pm

Keynote Lunch & Networking

Fort Morgan Presenter: TBA

Trinidad Presenter: TBA

1:35 pm

Breakout Session

Hiring vs. Outsourcing Are you faced with the decision of hiring employees or outsourcing tasks for your business? Join our informative class to gain valuable insights and learn the pros and cons of hiring versus outsourcing, helping you make informed decisions for the growth and efficiency of your organization. Presented by: Milan Larson

Are You a For Profit Business or NonProfit? Are you unsure whether to start a for-profit business or a nonprofit organization? Join our enlightening class to explore the differences, benefits, and considerations of both options, empowering you to make an informed decision based on your goals and mission. Gain clarity on the best path to take for your venture’s sustainability and impact. Presented by: Karen Wainscott

2:35 pm

Exhibitor Visit

2:55 pm

Breakout Session

Grants 101 24 Unlock the potential of grants for your organization with our Grants 101 class. Learn the fundamentals of grant writing, discover available funding sources, and develop the essential skills needed to successfully navigate the world of grants and secure funding for your projects and initiatives. Presented by: Karen Wainscott

Boost Your Revenue: Unleashing the Power of Tourism Join our informative class on integrating tourism into your business and discover the strategies and tactics to maximize revenue through targeted tourism initiatives. Learn how to capitalize on the growing tourism industry and unlock new opportunities for increased revenue and business growth.

3:55 pm

Summit Wrap Up & Drawing

One lucky attendee will win a Google Chromebook

4:30 pm

Summit End
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Questions? Email Info@EastColoradoSBDC.com.
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