Looking for a way to boost your own knowledge while helping your business? The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) continues to offer it’s broad selection of courses.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Introduction to SBDC

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location: Pikes Peak SBDC, 559 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Ste. 101

Fee: No Cost

Register: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=70380181

An introduction to SBDC consulting, programs, workshops, events, and resources. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to learn more about all the things SBDC has to offer Colorado small businesses!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Boot Camp: Steps to Owning Your Business

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Location: Pikes Peak SBDC, 559 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Ste. 101

Fee: $ 20.00

NOTE: Pre-payment for the class is REQUIRED! (If you are unable to attend, you will not receive a refund unless you cancel 24 hours in advance. Thank you for your cooperation!)

Register: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=70380175

Taking the first step to starting your business can be difficult! This workshop will be a realistic starting point for all budding entrepreneurs. The two-hour workshop will be PACKED and FAST PACED. At the end, you will have a good feel for the level of effort and commitment it will take to make your business successful. If you’re serious about starting a business, you don’t want to miss this workshop. This is a Lunch ‘n Learn…Feel free to bring your lunch!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Free Info Session: LEADING EDGE FOR TRANSPORTATION (9-Week Course)

Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Pikes Peak SBDC

Fee: No Cost

Register: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=70380297

Government Contracting – This Info Session is free and will give insight into what the 9-week course will cover with the Leading Edge for Transportation curriculum. Meet the instructors, and find out if this course is right for you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Courses for Creatives: Funding Options for Creatives

Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: 559 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Ste. 101

Fee: $ 10.00

Register: http://pikespeakartscouncil.org/Courses-for-Creatives

Join us for a panel of experts in various forms of financing, in a special discussion specifically geared towards businesses in the creative industry. Courses for Creatives offers a variety of free and low-cost interactive workshops each year to help emerging and established artists with comprehensive, arts-focused training, information, and business skills. These courses are a collaboration of the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Arts Council with support from Colorado Creative Industries!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

Time: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location: Livestream: New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit – Facilitated by Pikes Peak SBDC

Fee: No Cost

NOTE: To register for the livestream, hosted at the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center.

Register: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=70380300

Join Arrowhead Center’s NM FAST program as we host our second annual New Mexico SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit. Hear directly from program managers on SBIR/STTR topics, engage with decision makers in one-on-one sessions, and learn more about these non-dilutive funding opportunities for your innovation.

The Innovation Summit will feature:

  • Powerhouse speakers addressing the Navy SBIR/STTR program’s $350 million in non-dilutive funds available to small businesses
  • Panels on SBIR/STTR best practices, how to engage with industry, and follow-on funding opportunities
  • Review of SBIR/STTR topics from Navy program managers
  • Private one-on-one sessions with SBIR program managers and primes
  • Rapid-fire pitches from local economic development organizations on their resources and services
  • Reception to follow

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Women Informed Training Series: Marketing to the Federal Government

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Location: Pikes Peak SBDC Training Site-Catalyst Campus, 555 E Pikes Peak Ave

Fee: $ 10.00

NOTE: Registration is free! (Your $10 is to reserve your seat and will be reimbursed upon attendance.)

If you would prefer to donate the registration fee to the SBDC instead of being reimbursed, please use promo code DONATE.

Register: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=70380238

Learn how to physically market to agency program managers, stakeholders and end-users which include:

  • Using certifications as a direct marketing tool to source opportunities for direct awards, as opposed to competitive selection.
  • Advocating to either the SBA for sole source justifications or contracting officers in order to encourage them to consider a specific contracting vehicle.
  • Qualifying RFPs, RFQs in the capture management process in order to position or shape them by targeting the decision makers through various types of events such as technical capability briefings, industry days or pre-solicitation meetings, etc.

In addition to many individual workshops and sessions, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers multiple tracks. Tracks are a tailored series of workshops focused on a particular subject. Although many of these tracks began in January, workshops that are part of the track are available.

The Start-Up Track, offered every other month, is for business owners just getting started of those who are thinking about it: www.pikespeaksbdc.org/startup.

The Financial Track, offered quarterly, is aimed at empowering entrepreneurs to manage business finances: www.pikespeaksbdc.org/financial.

The Marketing Track, also offered quarterly, is focused on determining the relevance of businesses in today’s market: www.pikespeaksbdc.org/marketing.

The Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center and the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are located at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation at 559 East Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 101, in downtown Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak SBDC offers business consulting and training to assist existing and new small businesses in El Paso, Park and Teller counties. For more information about the SBDC and services it offers, visit www.pikespeaksbdc.org or call 719-667-3803.