Helping small businesses grow and prosper

Larimer Small Business Development Center


Financials and Bookkeeping – From Input to Understanding

This class will help you understand what bookkeeping can tell you about your business and how it can help you manage your business including:

  • What data you need to keep track of
  • Avoiding common mistakes
  • A summary understanding of what financials and proper bookkeeping can tell you about your business
  • General understanding your financial statements – income (profit and loss) statement and balance sheet
  • What’s accrual accounting mean? The importance of matching expenses with revenues
  • When to engage with an accountant and/or bookkeeper

Don’t let your financial statements overwhelm you! Once you understand what they can do for your business, you’ll wonder why they were ever such a mystery to begin with.

Our Presenter:

Nancy Rumfelt
Beyond Accounting LLC

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QuickBooks (Desktop Version): 3 Part Series

This series of classes will cover what QuickBooks 2020 can do for you. You will learn how to back up your system, navigate through the program, and receive an overview of setting up a company. Other topics include: 

– Managing your checkbook
– Handling credit card payments
– Reconciliation of accounts
– Accounts payable & accounts receivable
– Analyzing your financials with reports

This class is perfect for the person who has never used the program or is within their first year of use and is using the desktop software.

Our Presenter:

 Kirsten Woy
 Payroll Manager

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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!

Our Presenter:

Jim Kelly
Larimer SBDC Consultant

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Sorting Through Social Media – Basics and Strategy

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, e-newsletters, blogs… It can all be overwhelming! Social media is a constantly evolving form of marketing, but poses great opportunities to build a loyal fan base for your business.

How do you harness the power of social media to enhance your business? 
Where should you start?
Which platforms should you be on?
What are you goals for entering the social realm?

Join us for Sorting through Social Media: Basics and Strategy This class is designed to help you:

  • Discover the basic (and not-so-basic) social platforms
  • Determine which platforms your business should be on
  • Develop a cohesive social voice for your business
  • Get tips for creating effective content to generate a loyal fan base
  • Learn strategies to minimize time-drain and effectively manage your business’s online digital presence

Understanding where you should be and why you should be there will help you create a viable social media strategy.

Our Presenter:

Amy Alcorn
Aspen Grove Marketing Director

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Protecting Your Creativity

No! They can’t just say “Thanks!” Yes, your creativity is…well…yours!

Luke’s entertaining presentation will tell you how to keep it that way, and how to prevent them from saying thanks.  Join this seminar to learn the tricks that big business uses without the big budget.

Intellectual Property…patents, trademarks and copyrights, is not just for rocket scientists; it is for artists, musicians, creative people, and businesses big and small, technical and non-technical.  In this fast-paced session you will learn the tricks you can use at little or no cost to protect your creativity in harsh business environments.  See real world examples gleaned from over thirty years of helping people and businesses use intellectual property offensively and defensively. 

Don’t miss this program!  Our speaker knows that no one likes to listen to a lawyer, so he focuses on what we need.  Hes not only an entertaining speaker, but he also hits important and complex information in a way that is easy to understand.

Our Presenter:

Luke Santangelo
Santangelo Law Offices, P.C.

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