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Are you hungry for more information to make your business aspirations come true?

Be part of Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins!!! It is a free, 5-day celebration of entrepreneurship, community, and business education.

Whether you are a startup, an established business or simply have an idea – Startup Week Fort Collins has something for you!
 
Today we are highlighting:
 
     Retail Merchandising – big business best practices for small businesses – Tami Parker
  • By the end of this presentation, you will learn: the direct link between visual merchandising and retail sales!
     Start Your Own Company (Spanish)  –  Jose Luis Ramos
  • By the end of this panel, you will learn: how to start a company in Colorado. The steps for entrepreneurs looking at starting their own company, going from concept to execution, and the key points in the process.
 
     Why Authentic Marketing Works For Small Business – Seth Silvers
  • By the end of this panel, you will learn: a resolute commitment to market more Authentically.

This session will debunk the “”sell at all costs”” myth by having hearing about how small businesses in Fort Collins are winning by marketing with authenticity. This panel session will feature several local business owners who have made it a priority to insert their story, their values, and their authentic self into their marketing and have seen positive results from that.

https://startupfoco.com/ #StartupWeekFoCo

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