Month: September 2021

Essential Steps to Starting Your Business

Essential Steps to Starting Your Business

Taking the first step to starting your business can be difficult! There are many questions that must be answered as a business owner when opening a new business and you want to be sure you are following ALL rules and regulations. This workshop will be a realistic starting  point for all budding entrepreneurs. The two-hour workshop will be PACKED and FAST PACED. We will investigate many questions and cover best practices for topics, such as:

What are the organizational and licensing requirements?
What resources should I explore?
Who should I market to and who is my competition?
Do I have the right amount of capital to start this business?

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!

Mike O'Connell

Larimer SBDC Senior Director
Mike earned a business degree from Pursue University, and worked in a variety of executive sales, marketing, and business-unit management positions. He purchased Mountain Woods Furniture (MWF), a leading national manufacturer of rustic hand-crafted furniture, and operated that business until its’ sale in December 2011. MWF’s products were sold through Cabelas, national furniture e-tailers, furniture stores, and to resorts and lodges. He provided over 6,000 paychecks to American manufacturing workers during his ownership of MWF.

[Webinar] Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity, Lessons in Prevention with Independent Financial

[Webinar] Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity, Lessons in Prevention with Independent Financial

In this 1-hour Lunch n’ Learn, we’ll hear from the banking industry about:

• Business Threat Trends
• Weakest Links & Prevention
• Building a Partnership
• Traditional Threats & Banks Solutions

Don’t miss these cybersecurity lessons in prevention!

Dan DeGerlia

Independent Financial Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Debra Kelly​​

Independent Financial Vice President, Financial Center Manager

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