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!

Kat Hart

LBDC Program Director
Kat Hart brings a wealth of experience to her role as Program Director, including 8 years as a local business owner. Through Silver Rose Retro, she created custom dresses with a vintage flair, did bridal alterations, and worked directly with her customers to bring their sewn creations to life. Kat has a strong operation and marketing track record having worked in the marketing and leadership positions in a variety of organizations, including the Larimer SBDC. Most recently she held the title of Digital Marketing Manager for International Sports Management in Portland, OR, harnessing their existing data to drive sales leads in program that she built from the ground up. She is a proud Colorado native, raised in the NOCO community with a family history of community impact. She received her Bachelor of Science from Regis University, majoring in Business Administration. In addition to her strong professional background, she is an enthusiastic self-described geek and loves all things sci-fi, gaming, technology, and planning new adventures.

The registration form asks pertinent information on your business and will take 2-3 minutes to complete. Since we are a federally funded program and offer this conference at a reduced rate, we ask these business and demographic questions so we can continue to offer you this conference at a subsidized cost. If you have any issues with registering or receiving a confirmation code, please email info@larimersbdc.org or call 970-204-8600.

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