We help entrepreneurs and businesses start, grow and prosper through street-smart business education and assistance

MONDAY - FRIDAY | Fridays - Virtual Only | 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Blogs

BlogClients

Wordsmith Wood Shop Success Story

Story written by:Shelley Widhalm Pictures by: Mike O’Connell Owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop blend ‘creative skills’ with customer service. Loveland area couple Gib and Lisa Coalwell made a few wooden boxes decorated with sayings but a large order put a toll on their small laser engraver. The owners of Wordsmith Wood Shop needed to hire staff, get three more engravers and quickly learn manufacturing on a large scale. The couple blends handcrafted wood and engraved …

Read More
BlogCompleted Events

Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo, now in its 10th year, is Colorado’s premier buyers and sellers marketplace! Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement. Businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies (buyers). Exhibitors are able to meet with procurement professionals from those agencies to learn how to best sell their goods and …

Read More
BlogConsultants

New Consultant, Andrew Meade joins the SBDC team!

Please join us in welcoming Andrew Meade to the Larimer SBDC! Andrew worked for over 35 years in the construction industry.  As a project manager he has built dozens of large commercial construction projects.  As a business unit manager, he ran regional profit centers for a major U.S. general contractor in Redwood City and San Jose, CA. In 2003, Andy and some partners founded a commercial general contracting firm focused on high-tech and healthcare construction …

Read More
BlogTeam

Welcome Greg Moore to the Larimer SBDC!

We are excited to announce that Greg Moore has joined the Larimer SBDC consulting team!  Greg comes to us with a wealth of knowledge including: Web Design, SEO, CRM Development, Lead Generation, Trade Show Planning & Management, Sales Management, Marketing, Advertising, Brand Building, Motivational Speaking, and Business Coaching. From Greg: Hello, my name is Greg Moore and I’m a family man, entrepreneur, and business coach. My superpower is the ability to find hidden profit and …

Read More
BlogFinancials

“Ultimately it’s all about cash flow”

“Ultimately it’s all about cash flow” by: Fred Burmont OK, you are in business but now you have questions: Why do I not have any cash since my business has profits? How much can I take as my “paycheck” from my company? Can I afford to hire some help? What are my most profitable products (or services)? How much do I need to sell to break even? What do I need to do to increase …

Read More
BlogMarketing/Sales

4 Big Ideas for Selling Your Product Online

by Sari Kimbell Ecommerce is one of the areas I get asked a lot about when I work with food businesses. It is tempting to think that if you just build it they will come and then a month or two later they are wondering why product isn’t flying of the digital shelf. I knew I wanted to dive into this topic more and go over the high-level ideas around setting up an ecommerce store and …

Read More
BlogBookkeeping/Accounting

QuickBooks for Small Business Owners – Online and Desktop Versions

by Digital Workshop Center | Apr 10, 2018 | Business Advice, QuickBooks, Workshop Blog Posts QuickBooks for small business owners is recognized as an industry leader in accounting software, helping you keep track of bookkeeping, inventory, payroll, expenses, sales, and more. QuickBooks not only provides easy ways to manage accounting, it also offers marketing solutions, real-time reporting, year-to-year comparisons, data tracking functions, and more. QuickBooks should be at the top of the list for business owners and those seeking to upskill their accounting …

Read More
BlogTeam

Terri Donovan-Keirns – Assistant Director at the Larimer SBDC

Read More

Jimena Peck Photography

Jimena Peck is a native of Argentina, who has built a vibrant photography business.   “I do mostly editorial work that helps tell a story. I also do food photography and portraits. My style is clean, simple, and especially features natural light. I sometimes travel to remote sites for the project.” After earning a Journalism degree in Argentina, she moved to Holland and began doing photo shoots for the digital marketing platform of a specialized shopkeepers …

Read More
BlogTeam

See Who’s Joining Us in 2019!

We are excited to introduce the new consultants who will be joining us in January, 2019! These consultants come to us with a wealth of knowledge from Marketing, Restauranteur, Partnership Relationship Management and much more. To see their full bios visit: http://www.larimersbdc.org/about-us/consultants. Craig McBreen Fort Collins Marketing Specialist Craig is the owner of McBreen Marketing, an integrated marketing firm that specializes in helping small businesses develop distinct, cohesive, and systematized marketing that brings results. His mission is to help …

Read More