Month: August 2018
Podcasting Made Easy
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
320 E. Vine Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524 (Map It!)
While some online media
platforms have begun to slow in growth, podcasting continues to grow in
both reach and scope, second only to online video. More people are
listening to podcasts in their cars, offices, and homes than ever
Podcasting is an easy way to
reach new markets, and to stay visible in those you have already
cultivated. It is also a fantastic way to bring value to your audience
through sharing your knowledge, inspiration and wisdom.
In this Lunch and Learn SBDC
Consultant Franklin Taggart will take you through the steps to create
and launch your own podcast. You will learn:
- Necessary equipment and platforms.
- Formatting and production.
- Identifying and expanding your audience.
Franklin is an experienced podcast creator and producer.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Are you considering buying a franchise but do not know where to
begin? Come hear from our franchise panel from those that have been
there and done that as they share their experience and expertise to
educate you as you explore the amazing world of owning a franchise.
We’ll cover topics such as:
Why would you choose a franchise instead of building a business from the ground up?
What are the essential personal and professional qualifications of owning a successful franchise?
How do you find the ideal franchise?
What are the costs involved in owning a franchise and can I obtain financing for a franchise?
What are Franchise Disclosure Documents and Franchise Agreements?
Can I replace my current income and how long will it take?
has worked in retail in various positions for the past 48 years.
Positions included managing retail stores, store design, fixture design and
opening new stores. As VP of Retail Store Operations, he was responsible
for 34 retail stores, which included personnel training,
marketing, inventory purchasing, inventory management and
distribution. For the past 19 years, he has owned and operated a
retail franchise “Learning Express Toys” in Fort Collins.
During these 19 years, he also served on the Franchise Advisory Council,
Marketing Advisory Board, conducted cash flow and inventory management seminars
at Learning Express Conventions. He sold his business in July 2017. In addition, he
has been a member of the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club for the past 14 years, serving a variety of board positions including Community Service, PR and
Your Art in the Digital Age
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
320 E. Vine Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524 (Map It!)
Are you already digital, but looking to understand the latest trends, platforms, uses and ways artists are digitizing their work?
If you are looking to communicate, sell and work online in some capacity as a creative in the 21st century this discussion and networking session is for you. Hear from working creatives in the fields of photography, film, music, graphic design, digital art and web content creation about how they operate in a digital world, where they see growth opportunities and key takeaways on how to add this to your creative business model.
The session provides networking time as well as a panel discussion with audience participation.
Kyle James Hauser
A graduate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music, Kyle James Hauser went on to study banjo under Jayme Stone, Noam Pikelny, Chris Pandolfi and others. He’s been involved in over a dozen album releases over his career, and his album “You a Thousand Times” reached #1 on Colorado Public Radio a month after its 2014 release. His songs are featured in film and television including Judd Apatow’s The Big Sick, MTV’s series 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom, Where Hope Grows and many more.
Kyle James Hauser’s performance credits include performances at the Kentucky Derby, and sharing the stage with Nathaniel Rateliff, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, The Head and the Heart, Brett Dennen, John Hiatt, David Grisman and more. Playing with Colorado band Rapidgrass 2014-2016, Hauser released two albums and toured internationally, most notably headlining La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France and winning 2015’s RockyGrass Competition. In 2015, Hauser also seized the opportunity to co-write a ballet with one of the country’s most highly-regarded regional ballet companies, the Louisville Ballet.
Hauser currently works in Artist Development at Bohemian Foundation’s groundbreaking incubator, The Music District. He’s been involved in music nonprofits Louisville Folk School (as co-founder), Think 360 Arts, Colorado Music Collective and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition to a private teaching practice he teaches songwriting at the Berklee College of Music and has given masterclasses at schools all over the country, including Oberlin Conservatory and Swallow Hill.
Elias Martinez is assistant vice president for brand strategy and creative director at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. At CSU he’s responsible for setting the institution’s overarching brand strategy and leading a cross disciplinary creative team dedicated to its realization. While at CSU, his team has helped cultivate a university culture that has led to record enrollment, fundraising, and community engagement – all signs of a strong brand.
Prior to CSU Elias was a creative director at Zeus Jones, a Minneapolis digital marketing and branding firm. At Zeus, he had the privilege of working with General Mills, Cheerios, Wheaties, Google, Nordstrom, Purina, Cheerios, Betty Crocker, and Nike. His work has been featured on ESPN, The Today Show, Deadspin, The Dieline, The Guardian, Bleacher Report, Esquire, Death and Taxes, and the front page of Reddit.
Ethan Bach is the founding CEO of Alt Ethos, founding E.D. of Denver Arts + Technology Advancement (DATA), an artist, and consultant. Westword calls Ethan, “An entrepreneur with an eye on the future’s future.” Bach holds and MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and uses creative technology to foster deeper connections.