Weekly Meetup: 1 Million Cups - NOW VIRTUAL!
Jan 1 2020 - 9:00am to Dec 29 2021 - 10:00am
Note: due to COVID-19 concerns, our meetings will go online starting 3/25 in order to keep our entrepreneurial community connected!
1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions over a million cups of coffee.
Every Wednesday from 9 AM - 10 AM, two entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Presenters prepare a 6 minute educational presentation (not pitching) followed by 20 minutes of audience feedback and questioning. All backgrounds are encouraged to attend in order to give the diverse feedback to the presenters. Entrepreneurs gain insight into possible ways they can improve their businesses, gather real-time feedback, connect with a community that truly cares about their progress, and walk away feeling like they have advanced their business. The audience also learns a great deal from the presentations. Whether this is through passively listening, deeply engaging with the entrepreneurs, or sending feedback through the 1MC app, there is much to learn every week from these dynamic and diverse communities.
Keeping Your Business Together in a Crisis - 3-Part Series
Mar 25 2020 - 10:00am to Apr 8 2020 - 11:30am
As an entrepreneur you plan for many scenarios, but when disaster happens, new challenges require alternative solutions to keep your business together. As part of the economic ecosystem for Colorado we are here to help you get through the hurdles you encounter as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
This online series is provided at no-cost to help you establish your resilience as a business owner and to introduce adaptive and creative ideas to help you prepare for the problems all businesses experience. During these sessions, you will hear from subject matter experts that will provide resources, ideas and tools you can proactively leverage to strengthen your business.
PART 1 - FINANCIAL HEALTH
MARCH 25TH | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PART 2 - DEFENSIVE MARKETING
APRIL 1ST | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PART 3 - ADAPTING YOUR BUSINESS
APRIL 8TH | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
SBDC Startup Track: Finance Basics (Online)
Apr 8 2020 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Understanding financials is key for the owners of an enterprise - they need to be the first to know if their business is growing or folding. Unfortunately, not all entrepreneurs are financially literate.
In this workshop, business owners will learn the three most important financial documents: balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow reports. At the end of the workshops, business owners will be able to prepare or work with a professional to prepare these documents for their business
This seminar is part of the Startup Track, a lineup of seminars designed to give you a quick way to understand the fundamentals of starting a business.
Apr 14 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Peer Groups are designed to meet the specific needs for our different types of members. Each peer group has content and participants specific to where they are in business. These groups gather separately once a month to foster relationships, share authentically, and support one another’s personal and professional growth. Each month will have a different topic that supports the advancement of these groups. Peer groups are still included in membership and have no additional fee to participate in.
In the Game Conference: CO Challenge Community Virtual Summit
Apr 14 2020 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Downtown Colorado, Inc. organized delegates from all over Colorado for this virtual summit who are working to turn challenges to opportunities. They will gather ideas and feedback to ensure DCI continues to have the resources needed by the community!
The Summit will include the 2020 Colorado Challenge Program Community Introduction as well as presentations and roundtables on topics such as:
- Dynamic Data for Strategic Decision-Making
- Rural Workforce Opportunity
- Shaping and Equitable Approach to Solutions Roundtable
Innovating Mainstreet | Thinking for Business Owners
Apr 30 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
This immersive, free, two hour workshop on April 30th at Colorado Lending Source is for business owners to challenge their thinking style to level-up their company's processes, perspectives, and outcomes for sustainable, systemic innovation throughout their organization.
Join Drew Yancey, innovation business advisor at InCite Performance Group, and Loco Think Tank, a collaborative peer advisory group for business owners, for a fascinating discussion about how the right approach to innovation can unleash the power of Mainstreet and accelerate your company’s growth.
Register now for this free workshop for business owners on April 30th from 9-11am at Colorado Lending Source