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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

Welcome Matthew West

We are excited to welcome Matthew as our new business librarian consultant! Matthew joined the Poudre River Public Library from Loveland Public Library where he managed various library services, programs, and outreach initiatives. “I truly appreciate the spirit of entrepreneurship throughout our community,” says Matthew West. “It’s a testament to a business ecosystem that understands and values startups and small businesses. I’m excited to be part of that system and help people successfully create and

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Business Preparedness & Continuity

  Business Preparedness & Continuity Small Business and COVID 19: Business Preparedness vs. Freaking out March 11, 2020 Aikta Marcoulier  –  Pikes Peak SBDC Executive Director Do you remember how it felt after Waldo Canyon Fire, the Black Forest Fire, and the floods following our regional disasters? If you were a small business, you might still be feeling the after effects. Recovery takes a long time, especially in a community that relies on tourism. On

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We’re here for you!

Due to the current health crisis, SBDC services including consulting, workshops, and panel-events, are being moved to online platforms. Please be assured that we remain committed to serving small businesses in Larimer County and are here to help, just while being sure to follow proper social-distancing protocol. For up-to-date information on small business disaster preparedness and resources to help navigate this current situation, please visit the Larimer SBDC website.

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Support Local Restaurants with Delivery!

With the closure of local restaurant dine-in options, it’s more important than ever to utilize delivery services to help these businesses stay afloat, as well as the drivers who are often contract employees. If you’re doing your part and social distancing, there are still ways that you can support the local economy that provides our community with so much flavor! Many of the largest delivery services are stepping up to help people stay safe and

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