The Denver Metro Small Business Development Center
Igniting the dream of business ownership.
We work hard to make sure our clients reach their full entrepreneurial potential through our core services: free one-on-one consulting, training and programs
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Training and Programs
Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops will give you practical tips and resources to help you start, grow, and thrive in your business and career.
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Business Foundations

Ready to take your business idea from concept to reality, but not sure how to get started? These workshops are designed for entrepreneurs who want a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business.

Delivered by expert practitioners, these lively workshops will give you practical tips and resources to help you get off the ground. From these workshops, you will gain a better understanding of where to start, a host of resources and connections to help you grow, and preparation for consulting and our LEADING EDGE Business Planning Course. We’re here to help, so let’s take the first step for your business together!

Upcoming Workshops

Business Foundations: Human Resources

Looking for the magic wand to fix your employees and get them to do what you want? What if you already had it? In this webinar, we will take a journey into the heart of effective leadership: setting employee expectations and mastering the art of accountability. You will receive insights and strategies and hear real-world examples that will empower and inspire you.

Business Foundations: Startup

Do you understand the nitty-gritty of what it takes to start your business? This helpful overview seminar covers the necessary steps to successfully launch your new business venture. Bring your questions about launching your business and meet others who are doing the same!

Business Foundations: Business Plan

Did you know 80% of small businesses without a business plan will fail in their first five years? Whether you are starting a new business, growing an established business, or launching a new product or service, a solid business plan will help prevent unexpected problems and provide you with a road map to success. In this seminar, learn why you need a business plan, what goes in it and what lenders look for.

Business Foundations: Finance

In this course, you will learn how to project and manage business cash flows, enabling you to better manage your business finances and/or prepare you for borrowing money in your business. You will learn best practices for setting up your business checking account, bookkeeping, collecting payments, and making payments, as well as review of a balance sheet and income statement.

Additional Workshops

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Business Foundations Grant

Every business that completes the 2023 Business Foundations Track is eligible to receive a grant of up to $1,200 from the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. You can learn more HERE. We encourage all Colorado small businesses to apply.

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