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Denver Celebrates National Small Business Week with Workshops, Roundtable Events

In celebration of National Small Business Week, April 30 - May 6, the Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is planning the following free events to assist and engage entrepreneurs and small business owners. All events are free and all will be held at The Commons on Champa, 1245 Champa St.

Five Steps for Doing Business with the City
Tuesday, May 2, 9-10:30 a.m.
This workshop will showcase the opportunities available to small businesses interested in becoming a vendor for the city. Come meet the city purchasing team and get some tips for success.
RSVP:
thecommons.co or carrie.singer@denvergov.org

Using Innovation to Scale Your Business
Tuesday, May 2, 4-5:30 p.m.
OED is pleased to present a unique panel of local small business CEOs who are working together to take their growing startups to the next level. Come hear them share what they’re learned!
RSVP:
thecommons.co or tim.martinez@denvergov.org

National Western Center / Small Business Workshop: Opportunities in NextGen Agribusiness
Wednesday, May 3, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
The future National Western Center is prime for growing the next generation of agribusiness in Denver and the region. Learn more about this growing economy and provide your input on small business resource needs to pursue associated opportunities.
RSVP:
thecommons.co or carrie.singer@denvergov.org

Grow Your Business Through Employee Ownership
Wednesday, May 3, 1-2:30 p.m.
One of the most inspiring legacies of your lifetime as an entrepreneur could begin with guiding your business to an employee-ownership model. Find out how!
RSVP:
thecommons.co or carrie.singer@denvergov.org

Big Business, Meet Small Business! How to Prepare for Opportunities with Fortune 500 Firms
Thursday, May 4, 9:30-11 a.m.
Get some great planning tips on how to be ready to be a contractor with the largest companies in the region.
RSVP:
thecommons.co or joanne.greek@denvergov.org

Women in Business Keynote: SynEnergy’s Mina McCullom
Thursday, May 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come enjoy Mina’s story and her insights as a growing entrepreneur! Panel discussion to follow.
RSVP:
thecommons.co or carrie.singer@denvergov.org

Does Your Business Need a Money Makeover?
Thursday, May 4, 2-3:15 p.m.
We’ll revisit some of the basics and also provide key questions to help you gauge whether it’s time to reorganize and re-think your finances and systems.
RSVP:
thecommons.co or carrie.singer@denvergov.org

BoardMatch Happy Hour
Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m.
This is always a popular event that brings together area nonprofits to showcase their mission and community impact, all designed to tempt you to get more engaged as a donor, volunteer, or board member!
RSVP:
egrongstad@metrovolunteers.org

Inspire Your Future Talent!
Friday, May 5, 8:30-10 a.m.
We’ll show you how to tap into the opportunities for summer interns to build your growing business while making an investment in our local workforce of tomorrow. Presented by Denver Workforce Services and the Denver Public Schools.
RSVP:
thecommons.co or carrie.singer@denvergov.org

For more information on National Small Business Week events scheduled in Denver and Colorado, visit www.coloradosmallbizweek.com.