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[Webinar] 3 Ways Financial Information Can Make Your Business Thrive

[Webinar] 3 Ways Financial Information Can Make Your Business Thrive

Do you want to run your business better and smarter? If you know what to look for in your financial statements, you can do just that! This course will improve your capability to read financial statements (primarily  Balance Sheet and Income Statement). It is intended for small business owners and their bookkeepers who want to gain new or additional insights into their business financial performance. The focus of the class includes:

  • Understanding the importance of cash flow management
  • Good cash flow practices
  • How to read your balance sheet
  • Variable versus fixed cost analysis, and the implications for your business
  • How to read your income statement, and use it to improve your business
  • The importance of gross margin percentage
  • Analyzing trends in your business
  • General introduction to financial ratios for your industry

Pavel Verbsky

RLR, LLC CPA
Pavel Verbsky was born abroad in the Czech Republic. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a master in finance and accounting. He has worked in accounting since 2003 when he moved to the USA. In 2005, he joined Rickards, Long & Rulon, LLP in Fort Collins. He enjoys working with business owners, helping them understand how to use accounting information efficiently. Pavel began volunteering for the Larimer SBDC in 2009. His focus is business valuations – helping potential buyers or sellers assess the value of a business.

[Webinar] Essential Steps to Starting Your Business

[Webinar] 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!

Larry Dolgin

Larimer SBDC Consultant
Pavel Verbsky was born abroad in the Czech Republic. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Economics in Prague with a master in finance and accounting. He has worked in accounting since 2003 when he moved to the USA. In 2005, he joined Rickards, Long & Rulon, LLP in Fort Collins. He enjoys working with business owners, helping them understand how to use accounting information efficiently. Pavel began volunteering for the Larimer SBDC in 2009. His focus is business valuations – helping potential buyers or sellers assess the value of a business.

Make it Official

Make It Official

Offered BOTH In Person and Live Stream (In Person seating will be limited)

Are you thinking about forming an LLC? Planning to create a corporation? Not sure how to register your business with the Secretary of State or Internal Revenue Service? Wondering what an EIN is and what it means to your business?

Join us for this two-hour workshop facilitated by a business attorney and an accountant as they examine the pros and cons of entity types, explain how to register your business including with the necessary forms and processes, and discuss other tips on how to avoid pitfalls before you start your new venture.

Tom Selken P.C.

Attorney at Law

Paul Matonis

Matonis, Peck & Wurst, LLC
CPA, Enrolled Agent

[Webinar] Colorado Employment Updates for 2021 and What You Need to Comply With

[Webinar] Colorado Employment Updates for 2021 and What You Need to Comply With

In this session, Tina Todd will review rules and regulations that have changed in the last year and a half which may have significant implications for the way you manage your employees.

You will also learn about what notices are required, how much paid sick time you are required to provide, minimum salary rules, and handbook updates that must be included.

This session is great for business owners, managers, and individuals in human resource roles within their organization.

Tina Todd

simplyHR, LLC
Tina's work experience has ranged from learning all parts of administration while working for small businesses and non-profit organizations, to honing in on HR skills and expertise while working for corporations in HR roles. She has 11 years of Human Resources experience including being an HR Generalist to an advisor, consulting business owners in all 50 states on topics ranging from wage and hour compliance to employee relations. Through those relationships, she realized that her passion and the biggest need is helping businesses with HR right here in beautiful Northern Colorado! While not working, Tina loves spending time with her husband and twin boys along with family and friends, running, hanging out in Old Town Fort Collins, and getting into the Colorado outdoors any way possible.

[Webinar] Coffee with Small Biz Directors + Special Guests from Our Funding Resources Group

Please join a Zoom meeting with Larimer SBDC Director Mike O’Connell and Loveland Business Development Center Director Kat Rico, to talk about business recovery resources and the SBA’s economic recovery programs.
 
Joining them will be Special Guests Nancy Rumfelt, CPA and Geneve Huxley, CPA from our Funding Resources Group. They will be discussing PPP forgiveness status and preparation, plus fielding other questions about PPP and EIDL.

Mike O’Connell

Larimer SBDC Senior Director

Kat Rico

LBDC Program Director

Nancy Rumfelt

President, Beyond Accounting

Geneve Huxley

Huxley CPA Consulting, LLC