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[Webinar] Make it Official

Make It Official

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.

Adam Shake

Adam Shake

Estes Park EDC President/CEO

 

Adam Shake served nearly 15 years in the U.S. Army serving in Desert Storm, Desert Shield, CONUS, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia and Europe. He then served as the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Agency Program Director after 9/11 before starting an Environmental News Agency. After arriving in Estes Park, Shake founded Neanderthal Productions, an Internet marketing company. Since his arrival in Estes Park, Shake has served on the boards of Visit Estes Park, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce and the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center as well as volunteering for many other community initiatives. 

Hope Hartman

Hope Hartman

Larimer SBDC Executive Director

 

Hope has a diverse background that includes software, startups, technology transfer and commercialization, education, and non-profits. She has worked for family owned and operated businesses as well as high-tech, high growth venture-backed companies. Most recently she served as a coach for the “Startup to Scale Up” learning community at Ingomu, a Colorado startup and was the Executive Director of Girls in the Spotlight Foundation, a Fort Collins non-profit. She started her first company when she was 18 and experienced her first acquisition in 2016 to a Japanese venture capital firm. Although Hope has worn many hats over the years, she is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and small businesses learn, grow, and succeed.

Hope’s appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to fostering local economic development by being the leading small business resource in our community. She is excited to join an experienced team and looks forward to the many opportunities to collaborate and connect.

Allison Seabeck

Allison Seabeck

 

Pandemic / Disaster funding programs

Allison has a passion for helping visionary leaders and growing organizations make greater and more positive impacts in the world. As an executive leader and business adviser, Allison focuses the process of scaling businesses, including building alignment and clarity of purpose with leadership teams during times of growth and change.

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Bill Scott

Bill Scott

 

Buying / Selling a Business

Mr. Scott’s experience includes many facets of Business Ownership and Management over a 35 year period. He is a Civil Engineering Graduate of Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include Engineering, Manufacturing, Distribution, Consulting, Construction and Service Providers. He has unique experience with emerging technical markets such as solar, wind and hydrogen energy, and with emerging consumer markets such as home elevators. He has successfully sold businesses that he started from scratch, and has been involved in strategic mergers and acquisitions.

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