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Business owners can expand their skills, connect with other entrepreneurs and access resources.

Since 1963, National Small Business Week is held annually to recognize the contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, National Small Business Week is September 13 – September 17.

In collaboration with this national event, the Larimer Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Loveland Business Development Center will host free half-day bootcamps for local entrepreneurs.

“This year’s celebration of small businesses is more important than ever,” said Jean Runyon, vice president of FRCC’s Larimer Campus. “There are more than 30 million small businesses in the US. Local businesses are responding to the pandemic with ingenuity, perseverance and resilience. These businesses are significantly contributing to our recovery—both locally and nationally.”

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Bootcamp topics will include:

  • StartUp Smart
  • Marketing Mastery
  • Financial Tracking
  • Human Resources and Talent
  • Attend one or attend them all!

The bootcamps will take place at a variety of times and locations around Fort Collins and Loveland. Registration and full details for Small Business Week activities are available at:

The week’s activities will conclude with a Small Biz Resource Fair. “Small business owners who attend will have the chance to network with economic development professionals, chambers of commerce, financial experts, workforce consultants and many more,” said Mike OConnell, director of the Larimer SBDC. “They’ll get to meet key people who can help them take their business to the next level.”


Friday, September 17

9 AM – 11 AM


Front Range Community College

4616 S. Shields Street in Fort Collins

Longs Peak Student Center (conference room)

“I’m especially proud of the Larimer SBDC—which is hosted by FRCC,” Runyon added. “The SBDC helps ensure the vitality of northern Colorado’s economy by cultivating existing companies, nurturing new ventures, fostering job creation and increasing business profitability.”

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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