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We are excited to announce two new workshops being held at the Larimer SBDC!
 
Improve Your Local SEO – a 6-Step Blueprint to Boost Your Local Search Rankings 
~ Sept 26th & Nov 14th, 2019
 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a topic many small business owners know about but few truly utilize. But here’s the thing, showing up on page one of Google can be the difference between your business booming or just getting by. And, when it comes to getting your business to rank locally, utilizing Local SEO is a powerful strategy if done right. Fortunately, there are some basic (and pretty painless) steps you can take that will help your business rank locally.
This workshop will cover local search – what it is and how it will help your business. We’ll also go through six key steps to help your business win at local SEO:

     1. How to create (and optimize) your Google My Business (GMB) listing.
     2. How to build citations (and get listed on local directories).
     3. How to manage your reputation and grow online reviews with a review funnel.
     4. How to write location-based content to help your website rank well.
     5. How to implement on-page local SEO basics.
     6. What local link building is and why you need it to compete locally.

Winning Against Your Competition 
~ Nov 7th, 2019
 

You have a high quality product or service, but your competition is right there, winning the business.  In this hands-on tactical course, you’ll learn how to wind more deals by outsmarting your competition with skill.

Topics include:

  • Understanding who your REAL competition is
  • How to prepare to sell against your competition
  • Identifying your competitive advantages
  • Learning when to “cut bait”
  • Asking for the order before they do

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3 Ways You Can Help YOUR Small Business

3 Ways You Help YOUR Small Business Sign up for FREE support and consulting at the Larimer SBDC. Financials, Marketing, E-Commerce and more. Times are tough, let us help you with your resiliency. Sign up for our Workshops! Our workshops cover multiple areas from QuickBooks, Making Your Business Official, Marketing, Social Media and so much more! Not seeing what you need? Contact us at info@larimersbdc.org and we’ll connect you to the right resource.

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New Colorado HR Compliance Laws for 2021

New Colorado HR Compliance Laws for 2021     Written by simplyHR  There will be a lot of ‘new’ happening when the ball drops at the stroke of midnight, ringing in 2021. New year. New administration. New regulations. New to-do lists. New resolutions. Some of these ‘news’ we know for sure, and some are still in the works. What isn’t new, is simplyHR wanting to make sure you are always in-the-know of the ‘new’! Here

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Are You Eligible for The Employee Retention Tax Credit?

Are You Eligible for The Employee Retention Tax Credit?     Written by Paul Mueller The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) was enacted by The CARES Act in March 2020. Under the original rules, the ERTC was not available to PPP Loan borrowers. As a result, it didn’t attract a lot of attention until recently. As part of the Covid Relief Bill signed into law on December 27, 2020, Congress made two big changes to

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