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March - 2012 Edition: Some information may be out of date.

Small Business Development Center Classes Enrich Your Business

The Larimer County Small Business Development Center has numerous classes to help your business start off on the right foot, or grow!

How to Do Business with the Government

Thursday, March 22, Noon – 1:00pm

An in-depth review of the government procurement process and how it can impact your business.  Learn many of the government acronyms, describe how your business needs to be registered to do government contracting and look at the different preference programs.  

So You Want to Start a Business?

Friday, March 23, 8:30 – 10:00am or Thursday, March 29, 9:30 – 11:00am This FREE class is a prerequisite to scheduling a counseling session at the Larimer SBDC. Explore the basics of business ownership, including entrepreneurship, planning for a profitable business, pitfalls to avoid and how to reach your customers.  

Business Planning for Success

Wednesday, April 4, 8:30am – Noon

Participants will learn the basics of developing a comprehensive Business Plan for their business start-up, expansion or financing. They will also receive information about how to access small business assistance from the SBDC and other state and local resources. 

Workshops are held at the Larimer SBDC office, 125 South Howes, Suite 150, Key Bank Tower, downtown Fort Collins. Parking is available in the lot on the NE corner of Meldrum and Oak Streets.   Please register at or call (970) 498-9295.