Business workshops available throughout fall season


The Grand County Department of Economic Development has coordinated upcoming business seminars. All the workshops will take place at the (Granby Firehouse) Grand Fire Protection District conference room in Granby and are free to Grand County residents. Register at

So You Want to Start a Business in Grand County? 8:30-11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10. Do you understand the nitty gritty of what it takes to start your business? This helpful seminar covers the necessary steps to successfully launch your business venture. Bring your questions about launching your business and meet others who are doing the same.

I Need Financing, What Now? 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19

This workshop will assist you in knowing what the banks are looking for in a borrower, as well as introduce other financing options for your venture. You will learn what issues the banks are dealing with on their side of the table and how to approach those challenges. Find out what type of loans fit your situation and how they can be used with an emphasis on Small Business Administration (SBA) lending.

High Country Business: Community Marketing to Grow Your Organization 8:30-11 am, Wednesday, Oct. 2

With competition for clients fierce, it is more important than ever to know how to build your client base, engage clients, and retain your clients. Receive tips and techniques that you can implement quickly as you re-energize (or implement) your new marketing & customer service endeavors. Speaker Yvonne Bryant shares stories of short-term and long-term initiatives for your consideration while discussing simple techniques to put your social media and website to work for you. Register here.

Balancing and Planning my Business Budget 4:30-6:30 p.m.,Wednesday, Nov. 6

Explore specific financial tools that can assist YOU to understanding what makes a “good” balanced budget; through “Cash Flow Spreadsheets” and discussion around specific business situations WE can discuss options you have in your business strategies!!! Final workshop of the 4 part FALL Grand County Bankers Workshops.

Jim Olp will explain and demonstrate how cash flow projections can be used to plan and balance your business budget. This is probably the most valuable tool you can use in planning and projecting for intelligent business decisions. These workshops are designed to give you freedom to make good choices.

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