March 2021

If Lenders Say NO, What’s Next?
Thursday, March 4, 9:00-11:30 AM. $45 (register here)
-- Invoice Lending/Factoring: Bruce Dawson, Liquid Capital of Colorado
-- Bootstrapping: Neil Pollard, SBDC Certified Consultant and Instructor

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PPP Forgiveness Q&A with a CPA
Need questions answered about PPP Forgiveness?
Meet virtually with Brad Whitten, CPA, Pikes Peak Financial Group.
Thursday, March 11, 9AM - 11AM -- FREE (register here)

Follow up with a free SBDC virtual appointment about your funding options.
LEADING EDGE Start-Up Essentials (4 sessions):
Tuesdays, March 9,16, 23 and 30, 6PM-9PM, $200
Launching Essentials, Marketing Essentials, Cash Flow Essentials and Business Plan Essentials (putting it all together). Entrepreneurs with a completed flexible business plan are more likely to succeed past the start-up phase. Taught by SBDC certified consultant and instructor Neil Pollard.
A great value at just $200 for the series, or, $60/session (register here).
Training Series for Engineering & Professional Services Firms (5 sessions)
For all engineering-related professional services
(surveying, environmental, construction management)

Second Wednesdays, 9AM-11AM, just $100 for the series or $25/session
Mar 10: Keys to Growing a Successful Transportation Consulting Firm (register here)
Apr 14: Marketing Tips for Engineering & Professional Services Firms (register here)
May 12: Maximizing Indirect Cost Rates (register here)
June 9: Creating Winning Proposals & Submitting to CDOT (register here)
July 14: CDOT Prequalification & Master Price Agreement (register here)
LEADING EDGE™ is the business planning flagship program for the State of Colorado.

Executive Director Marcia McGilley will inform you about current programs, including the LEADING EDGE Strategic Planning Series for both existing and new businesses, as well as for home-based child care.

Thursday, March 18th, 10:30 AM, FREE | Register here
Prepare For Taxes in English - March 17
Preparándose para los Impuestos - 18 de marzo

LEADING EDGE™: Entrenamiento para negocios de cuidado de niños basados en casa
(Partes 1-6):
Miércoles | 7 abril - 12 de mayo | 6:00-8:30 PM, FREE
En esta clase, usted aprenderá técnicas y estrategias para manejar las finanzas, el mercadeo y las operaciones de su negocio:
  • Establecerá su modelo de Negocio
  • Aprenderá a maximizar sus ingresos
  • Entenderá sus Costos y aprenderá a minimizar sus gastos
  • Entenderá como utilizar los medios sociales para promocionar su negocio

Llame al 303-326-8808 para más información.
Pre-register for webinar instructions, updates and reminders.

Note that a start-up workshop is required prior to consulting for entrepreneurs in
business for one year or less. Take Leading Edge Start-Up Essentials, or, register for the free Fired Up: I Want to Start a Business!
Over half of SBDC clients nationwide start a new business in their first year of working with their local SBDC, and 95% of SBDC clients recommend their local SBDCs. In 2020, during unprecedented challenges, SBDCs across the country served over 500,000 small businesses and entrepreneurs. AND, closer to home, Aurora-South Metro SBDC clients give us over a 95% satisfaction rating. What are you waiting for? Contact us today!
303-326-8686 | #SBDCDay
The SBA has established a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employee that ends on March 9th at 3PM. Additionally, the SBA will allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals to receive more financial support by revising the PPP’s funding formula for these categories of applicants.

Submit first and second draw loan applications to your local participating SBA lender--your bank or a nonprofit community lender. Visit for details on both draws. Ultimate deadline for PPP: March 31, 2021
The SBA has now provided more than 3.7 million small businesses, collectively employing more than 20 million people with $200 billion through the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Eligible small businesses can apply for an EIDL until Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Must have been in operation as of Feb. 29, 2020
  • Venue or promoter must not have received a PPP loan on or after Dec. 27, 2020
  • Obtain a DUNS number.
  • Register in the U.S. government’s System for Award Management, Watch the video tutorial that guides you through the process:
  • More videos, helps and eligibility requirements...
The Emerging Leaders Initiative is an intensive
executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses. Developed by the SBA and drawing on the experiences of advisors and business leaders in urban communities across the U.S., this comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult your company to the next level! Apply Today!
Send a message to the SBDC today:
Email is best; working remotely most days
(303) 326-8686

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