Welcome to the HPLD Business Resource Center
This resource guide was designed specifically to help you answer some of the challenging questions that come with starting and running a business. Whether you are budding entrepreneur or a seasoned professional, we hope you will find this guide to be an invaluable contribution to your management toolbox.
The Northeast East Central Small Business Development Center provides customized free business consulting, assistance to secure financing, seminars, webinars, and one on one specialized training as well as strategic planning tools. The SBDC mission is to help existing and new businesses grow and prosper. Let the SBDC help you maximize your business potential!
SCORE provides mentoring to small business and potential small business owners. Their website has all the business templates a fledgling entreprenuer needs to get started and online workshops that will walk you through such processes as writing a business plan. They helped get the following successful companies started: Jelly Belly Candy, Vermont Teddy Bear and Vera Bradley Designs. Even better: It's all FREE! SCORE also has a site specifically for female business owners: http://www.score.org/women/site.html
If you are looking for creative ideas, latest trends and practices, Entrepreneur is a good place to check. Their "Grow Your Biz" section has suggestions for strategic planning. If you scroll down from anywhere on the site, you will find a section called "More Resources" where you will find calculators, video presentations, and stories like "Low-Cost Start up Ideas"
This is the government's portal to free resources for entrepreneurs. There are quite a few websites listed and nonprofit startup information can be found here as well. Topic sections are: Finance & Accounting, People & HR, Sales & Marketing, Products & Services, Operations, The Entrepreneur. Each section provides relevant links and
2016 Start-Up Seminars with the East Colorado SBDC
All seminars start at 6:00 PM
January 12 - Carbon Valley
February 9 - Erie
March 8 - Carbon Valley
April 12 - Erie
May 10 - Carbon Valley
June 14 - Erie
July 12 - Carbon Valley
August 9 - Erie
September 13 - Carbon Valley
October 11- Erie
November 8 - Carbon Valley
December 13 - Erie
Running a small business can be extremely satisfying, however, the learning curve can be steep. These titles may help you decide if starting a business is right for you.