Helping businesses respond to COVID-19

Small Business Disaster Preparedness


[Webinar] Coffee with the Small Biz Directors and Downtown Directors

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 Sean Hawkins, Executive Director of the Loveland Downtown District and Derek Getto with the Fort Collins DDA. Join them as they discuss the status of businesses during COVID-19, guidance, and support resources.

Mike O'Connell

Larimer SBDC Senior Director

Kat Rico

LBDC Program Director

With Special Guests:
Sean Hawkins Exectuive Director of the Loveland Downtown District
Derek Getto Project Manager; Policy & Programs of the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority

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[Webinar] 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.

Presented by:

Michael Rossetti

Michael Rossetti is based in Fort Collins, Colorado. For over 30 years he has built a strong reputation for offering outstanding legal services in business formation, transactions, contracts, estate practice and general civil representation. He has formed and represented hundreds of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies and has negotiated, drafted and closed hundreds of transactions, sales and agreements of all kinds.

Paul Matonis

Paul Matonis of Matonis Peck & Wurst LLC, specializes in taxes and accounting for individual and small businesses. He is an Enrolled Agent so he can represent taxpayers at all administrative levels with the Internal Revenue Service along with the State and Local taxing authorities. Paul has been a tax accountant for over 20 years and has been at his current location with the same business partners for 15 years. Paul and his lovely wife Pam of 27 years have two daughters and have lived in Fort Collins since 1979. He offers a free initial consultation and promises it will be time well spent.

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[Webinar] Best Practices for COVID-19 Safety Management in the Workplace

In this workshop we will go over COVID-19 and other potential related diseases with emphasis on workplace management. We will also cover specific best-practices for workplace surveillance and management. This workshop is designed for multiple industries from general industry, to construction, to food industry, to oil and gas, and healthcare. This workshop is interactive – Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share best-practices. Participants will learn:

  • What is COVID-19
  • What are the basic protective measures
  • What safety items must an employer provide for their employees
  • How to initiate a simple workplace surveillance system
  • Understand workplace disinfection
  • How to properly train staff on safety programs
  • Managing employees that become sick
  • How to address outbreaks

Presented by:

Andrew Troccoli

Andrew Troccoli CSP, CHMM is an occupational safety and health professional, instructor, and principal consultant at Anfeald. Andrew has worked in the occupational safety and health field in one fashion or another since 1992. Anfeald is an occupational safety and health firm that provides one-stop services including consulting, OSHA inspection and citation assistance, industrial hygiene, training, and medical surveillance services.

Daniel Theisen

Daniel Theisen, MS is an industrial hygienist, occupational health and safety consultant and instructor at Anfeald. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and a Masters of Science in Industrial Hygiene from Colorado State University.

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QuickBooks Online; 3 Part Series

This series of classes will cover what QuickBooks Online 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 online software.

Presented by:

Debbi Allison

Debbi Allison is a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with an AAS in accounting. As the owner of Open Book Consulting she specializes in accounting consulting, QuickBooks Online education and bookkeeping. Her occupational passion is helping business owners to succeed through better understanding and organization of their numbers. Debbi has more than two decades of experience working with small businesses in many different industries.

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[Webinar] Buying or Selling a Business; 2 Part Series

This seminar covers the fundamentals of the business acquisition process and is geared to both buyers and sellers. The elements of a business sale, including business valuation, financing and due diligence will all be covered in this fast-paced event.

Concepts that attendees will learn:

  • Elements of a business sale
  • Business valuation
  • Financial recasting
  • Business financing
  • Value drivers
  • Reasons to buy or sell a business

What will attendees take away?

  • Pragmatic tips for buying and selling a business
  • Strategies to improve business value
  • Business valuation calculator
  • Strategies to finance a business

Who should attend?

  • Business owners anticipating a sale within 5 years
  • Business owners looking to expand via acquisition
  • Individuals contemplating business ownership

Presented by:

Bill Scott

Front Range Business, Inc.

Suzanne M. De Lucia, CBI

Front Range Business, Inc.

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