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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 grow their businesses.”

Matthew brings a deep knowledge of data and market analysis, strategic planning, and research to his work as a Business Librarian. He is located at the Harmony Library and is available for one-on-one meetings to discuss business research and analysis and to teach methods for effectively using the many free business resources available at the libraries.

Matthew West
Business Librarian
Poudre River Public Library

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Experiences, comments, and suggestions for restaurant businesses dealing with COVID-19

March 30th, 2020 Our Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advises a large number of restaurant and food products businesses and entrepreneurs.   We’re extremely fortunate to have two experienced restauranteurs as consultants, Tiffany Helton with Stuft Burger and John Verderame, veteran of several high-profile  restaurants. Here are some of their experiences, comments, and suggestions for restaurant businesses dealing with the COVID-19 virus impact: John, a New York City native,  says “After 9/11 we really pushed to get people back in-house. While

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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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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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